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The Ways of the Hobo

by A-No. 1

Composed at the turn of the century by A No. 1, the famous tramp, The Ways of the Hobo presents a United States where losing oneself in the landscape of America was truly possible. This is a world where identities...


South

by Ernest Shackleton

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.


Daniel Boone: An American Life

by Michael A. Lofaro

The embodiment of the American hero, the man of action, the pathfinder, Daniel Boone represents the great adventure of his age -- the westward movement of the American people. Daniel Boone: An American Life...


Go For It :  Volunteering Adventures on Roads Less Travelled

by Alastair G Henry & Candas F Whitlock

"GO FOR IT" is a memoir about Alastair and Candas: two retired Boomers who wanted to help make a difference in the world. They met one day by chance, fell in love, and with a shared passion to improve the lives...


Search for the Nile's Source: The ruined reputation of John Petherick, nineteenth-century Welsh Explorer

by John Humphries

In this book, John Humphries questions whether John Petherick was a slave trader or a victim of conspiracy on the Nile.


Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand

by John Campbell Johnstone

Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand By Captain John Campbell Johnstone. The scene of action is on the west coast of the North Island, at a Maori pah or fortified...


Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America

by Rory Fanning

Former US Army Ranger walks across the US for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resistor.


The Last American Man

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Finalist for the National Book Award 2002

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now!

In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity,...


Angry White Pyjamas

by Robert Twigger

Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronounce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation...


A Bike Ride

by Stanley Sprocket

Join Stanley Sprocket for a 5 day cycle ride across France. Using a simple road map, without a tent or a sleeping bag, a mobile phone or a watch, Stanley proves to himself that roughing it in cardboard houses,...


Dirigible Dreams: The Age of the Airship

by C. Michael Hiam

The rise and fall of the adventurous dirigible age


Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

by Charles W. Johnson

The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles


These Canyons Are Full of Ghosts: The Last of the Death Valley Prospectors

by Emmett C. Harder

Nowadays tourists from all over the world travel to Death Valley. However, most of them never see the romantic and mysterious badlands at the south end of the valley. This area is off beaten path, remote and...


Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

by Max Finkelstein

A personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some 200 years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America.


Inside The Rainbow

by Sandy Sinclair

INSIDE THE RAINBOW by Sandy Sinclair, Alaskan bush teacher

Not just memoirs of an ol' teacher but the author deals with how the events of the past may be connected to our current life.

Beside the Alaska adventures...


LOOKING FOR ORTHON: The Story of George Adamski, the First Flying Saucer Contactee,  and How He Changed the World

by Colin Bennett

On November 20, 1952, George Adamski first made contact with extraterrestrials-including a long-haired youth from Venus named Orthon-in the California desert.or so he claimed. He offered photographic proof....


1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age

by Robert Wintner

The year when everything needed to be experienced and tried, when innocence was tempted, played, and lost.

1969 was that pivotal year for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms...


North Pole (Illustrated)

by Robert Peary

Robert Edwin Peary (1856–1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century,...


A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

by Peter Firstbrook

Named a Best Book of 2014 by The Providence Journal

"A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the...


Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island.

by Ed Stafford

What do you do after you walk the Amazon?

 

Ed Stafford—adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River—likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure...