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In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's...


Triumph Around the World: An Eye Classic

by Robbie Marshall

A humorous, soul-searching account of an aging hippie who gives up his hard-won career, family, and home life to bike around the world in search of new experiences

 

At age 45 Robbie Marshall had it all, or...


Rings: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

by Randy Bates

In this momentous debut, Randy Bates finds in the daily lives of one American family the pathos and drama we usually associate with the finest fiction. Rings is strict, however, in presenting only actual people...


Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

There are only few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring...


The High Altitude: Airline Pilot, Mountaineer, Modern-Day Adventurer

by Mike Allsop

Mountaineer, pilot, ultra runner and ordinary bloke, Mike Allsop is an adventurer of the truest kind.


Ride Like Hell and You'll Get There: Detours Into Mayhem

by Paul Carter

More of Paul Carter's hugely entertaining stories of his seriously crazy, sometimes terrifying, always hilarious adventures.


Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo

by Pagan Kennedy

A largely untold story of an extraordinary historical figure, this biography sheds light on the life of William Sheppard, a 19th-century African American who, for more than 20 years, defied segregation and operated...


The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

by Kelly Tyler-Lewis

The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the...


Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

by Thomas C. Danisi

The critically acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, coauthored by Thomas C. Danisi, was praised for its meticulous research and for shedding new light on the adventurous life and controversial death of the...


The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary life of Haversham Godwin-Austen

by Catherine Moorehead & Rob Burns

Probably the greatest mountaineer of his day,' claimed Kenneth Mason in his definitive mountaineering history, Abode of Snow. Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic...


The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise

by Ian Baker & Dalai Lama

The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible...


The Mountain: My Time on Everest

by Ed Viesturs & David Roberts

In national bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a vivid portrait of obsession, dedication, and human achievement in a true love...


Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

by Artemis Cooper

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three...


Murderers, Robbers & Highwaymen: True Tales of Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-Century England

by Stephen Brennan

Despite the frequency with which criminals were sentenced to death, crime was still on the rise in England in the mid-1700s. Men were thrown in jail daily for everything from associating with gypsies to cutting...


Lowell Thomas Jr.: Flight to Adventure, Alaska and Beyond

by Lowell Thomas & Lew Freedman

Lowell Thomas Jr., now eighty?nine, is a famed Alaskan who made his mark as a Bush pilot and by serving in state government, but who also has had a lifetime's worth of adventures that have taken him around the...


Howard Hughes: The Secret Life

by Charles Higham

His wealth was legendary. His passions were bizarre. Now, the truth about the money, the madness, and the man behind the enigma.

Howard Hughes is one of the best known and least understood men of our times--famed...


Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

by Jennifer Niven

From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island

In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack,...


The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey

by Linda Greenlaw

The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world's only female swordfish boat captain, isn't flattered when people insist on calling her one. "I am a woman....


The Windward Road

by Archie Carr

The Windward Road, published in 1956, made history. When Archie Carr began to rove the Caribbean to write about sea turtles, he saw that their numbers were dwindling. Out of this appeal to save them grew the...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)

by T E Lawrence

In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages,...