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The Sound Of Wings

by Mary S. Lovell

When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for...


Crossing The Gates of Alaska

by Dave Metz

The snow forms the beginning of a near vertical chute that falls at least a thousand feet. My feet, shaking, manage to hug the thin edge of solid rock. I feel my heart creep to my throat and warm sweat drip...


Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler

by Paul Bauer & Mark Dawidziak

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2012 IN BIOGRAPHY & IBPA/BEN FRANKLIN AWARD FINALIST 2012 IN BIOGRAPHY"Bauer and Dawidziak tell the story cleanly, with pace, some verve and very impressive research....


Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography

by W. F. Cody

Thrilling yarns of buffalo hunts, Indian life, and riding with the Pony Express abound in this exciting memoir of life in the Old West. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.


The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited

by Ian Strathcarron

In 1895 Mark Twain conducted a year-long around-the-world lecture tour that formed the basis for Following the Equator. A modern-day journalist recounts Twain's passage through India and offers his own intriguing...


Memoirs of a Buccaneer: Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697

by William Dampier

This fascinating travel and adventure book tells of pirate life and offers a rare look at the 17th-century botany and anthropology of Central and South America and the East Indies. 7 illustrations.


Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California

by Gregory Orfalea

The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American...


On Belay: The Life of Legendary Mountaineer Paul Petzoldt

by Raye Ringholz

* Paul Petzoldt was a pioneering North American climber and founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) * Details an adventurous, wild, and long life * Drawn from 30 years of personal association...


Kodoku: Sailing Alone Across the Pacific

by Kenichi Horie, Takuichi Ito & Kaoru Ogimi

First described in a best-selling Japanese book, then an internationally acclaimed motion picture, Kodoku is the full record of the background, conception, preparation, and execution of this daring, yet carefully...


Marco Polo's Asia: An Introduction to His "Description of the World" Called "Il Milione"

by Leonardo Olschki

An overview of Marco Polo's book called Description of the World ("Il Milione" in Italian). This work places "Il Milione" in historical context and includes details of Marco Polo's life. This digital edition...


Arawata Bill: The Story of Legendary Gold Prospector William James O'Leary

by Ian Dougherty

Arawata Bill (1865-1947) was a pioneering New Zealand folk hero. He spent decades in the unforgiving mountain country of North-west Otago and South Westland, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


Barbed Wire and Bougainvillea: Adventures in Papua New Guinea

by Bob Stevens

In 2001, Bob was sent by Australian Volunteers International to Papua New Guinea to teach at a Catholic mission school, 800km up the Fly River. Book contents include cannibalism, murder, witchcraft, tragedy,...


The Explorer Gene: How Three Generations of One Family Went Higher, Deeper, and Further Than Any Before

by Tom Cheshire & James Cameron

On May 27, 1931, Auguste Piccard became the first human to enter the stratosphere, flying an experimental balloon he invented himself. Thirty years later, his son Jacques went to the bottom of the earth, descending...


Hustling Hinkler: The Short Tumultuous Life of a Trailblazing Australian Aviator

by D. R. Dymock

Hustling Hinkler is mandatory reading for anyone who loves flight . . . a gripping story of an intrepid country boy who followed his dreams.' (Richard de Crespigny, author of multi-award winning QF32)

Part adventure,...


EXPEDITIONS : Gold, Shamans, and Green Fire

by Lee Elders

Journey from the banks of a prolific gold bearing river named Hell to a century-old, last will and testament whose riddle led the Catholic Church and British and Colombian explorers to an uncharted area of Ecuador...


My Outdoor Life

by Ray Mears

Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark and many more. He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible...


Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia

by Rob Mundle

'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline ? he is the man who put Australia...


Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain

by Martha Sherrill

Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed.

At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita...


Two Sides of the Moon

by David Scott, Alexei Leonov, Tom Hanks & Neil Armstrong

Growing up on either side of the Iron Curtain, David Scott and Alexei Leonov experienced very different childhoods but shared the same dream to fly.

Excelling in every area of mental and physical agility, Scott...