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Rob Roy

by Sir Walter Scott & Jr. William B. Jones

Years of savage feuding between the Scotch and the English came to a bloody boil with the rebellion  of 1715. More than an attempt to place a member of the house of  Stuart on the English throne, it was an...


Wild Bill Hickok

by Ira Zweifach & Jr. William B. Jones

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided...


Buffalo Bill

by Colonel William F. Cody & Jr. William B. Jones

The greatest adventure story of all time is the story of the American West and the men who won its untold riches for America. Of all the scouts whose unflinching courage blazed the trail of that wilderness,...


Kit Carson

by Kenneth W. Fitch & Jr. William B. Jones

In 1826 an undersized sixteen-year-old apprentice ran away from a saddle maker in Franklin, Missouri, to join one of the first wagon trains crossing the prairie on the Santa Fe Trail. Kit Carson wanted to be...


A Short Walk to the Edge of Life: How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death--And Taught Me What Really Matters

by Scott Hubbartt

"They say I'm crazy. That's OK. I'm just curious and determined."

—From Scott Hubbartt's diary, November 2, 2011

How Could He Possibly Make It Out Alive?

It was supposed to be a simple day hike. Scott Hubbartt...


Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

by Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded...


Alaska's Wolf Man: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser

by Jim Rearden

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market...


Over the Moat

by James Sullivan

In the fall of 1992, James Sullivan travels to Vietnam to bicycle from Saigon to Hanoi. He has just finished graduate school and has an assignment to write a magazine story about a country that is still subject...


Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings

by Nellie Bly & Jean Marie Lutes

The first edited volume of work by the legendary undercover journalist

Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was one of the first and best female journalists in America and quickly became a national phenomenon...


John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America

by Kim Heacox

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire takes two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska, and combines them into a brisk and engaging biography.

John Muir was...


Into the Abyss

by Benedict Allen

Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive? In answering these questions, Benedict Allen weaves a series...


In the Shadow of Eagles: From Barnstormer to Alaska Bush Pilot, a Flyer's Story

by Jim Rearden & Rudy Billberg

In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billberg's story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska...


Sam O. White, Alaskan: Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe,...


The Source of All Things: A Memoir

by Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross never knew her biological father, who died after a brain aneurysm when she was still an infant. So when her mother married Donnie, a gregarious man with an all-wheel-drive jeep and a love of hiking,...


Keep Walking - Leadership Learning in Action - A Thrilling Story of a Polar Adventure with Powerful Lessons in Leadership and Personal Development

by Richard Hale & Alan Chambers

In 2000 Alan Chambers led the first successful unassisted British Expedition to the North Pole from Canada. Walking 500 miles and enduring remarkable challenges, he was subsequently awarded the MBE for Outstanding...


The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later,...


Sir Walter Raleigh

by Raleigh Trevelyan

An enthralling new biography of the most exciting and charismatic adventurer in the history of the English-speaking world

Tall, dark, handsome, and damnably proud, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of history’s most...


Looking for Alaska

by Peter Jenkins

More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the...


Rowing Against the Wind

by Angela Madsen

In September of 1993, at the age of 33, Angela Madsen underwent back surgery for an injury she sustained while on duty in the military. Her goal was to be walking and surfing within one year but the surgery...


True Spirit

by Jessica Watson

True Spirit is Jessica Watson's own account of becoming, at just sixteen, the youngest person to ever sail solo, unassisted and non-stop around the globe.

Now back in Australia after two hundred and ten harrowing...