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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 Journals of Captain Cook

by James Cook & Philip Edwards

‘They crowded so thick round the boats … that it was some time before we could get room to land’ These Journals record the historic meeting between two worlds as Europe’s greatest navigator made the...


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,...


La Salle: Explorer of the North American Frontier

by Anka Muhlstein

Robert Chevalier de la Salle, the French historian Anka Muhlstein writes, stands indisputably among Europe's most accomplished explorers. In the 1670s and '80s he crossed over most of what is now French Canada...


The Salt Of Broken Tears: A Novel

by Michael Meehan

On the edge of the remote salt flats of Australia, a young woman blows in from nowhere and disturbs the precarious equilibrium of a family farm. The boy is fascinated by her, his mother despises her, and the...


Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story

by Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling...


The Bounty Mutiny

by William Bligh & Edward Christian

The names William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and the Bounty have excited the popular imagination for more than two hundred years. The story of this famous mutiny has many beginnings and many endings but they...


Missionary Adventures in the South Pacific

by Leona Crawford & David Livingston Crawford

Besides providing a wealth of contemporary factual information, diligently researched and presented in a remarkably lucid manner, this book is full of human interest: the braving of incredible dangers, the enduring...