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The Old Man in the Bag and Other True Stories of Good Intentions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Philanthropy & Charity
This collection of true short stories (with old photographs and letters) is about a young American couple who spend two years in a tiny village of grass huts helping very poor Ethiopian farmers establish a new town in the lowland jungle of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley. The stories are about how life choices are never black and white and even selfless good intentions can sometime have a serious downside.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America?
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Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him. Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red. Read about Leif's life in this book.
My Journey
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,670. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Born by the side of the road, Jim Woods went on to be a writer and an adventurous big game hunter.
Man On The Mountain; A True Story Of Survival At 13,000 Feet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Caught in a sudden blizzard at the crest of Mt. Lady Washington, Colorado, White Wolf realizes he is without protection or direction. Wind-chill temperatures drop each moment and are deadly as he blindly tries to stay alive. Biting winds drive White Wolf’s extremities to freezing in minutes. He can no longer move, with the fierce blizzard limiting his sight to zero. Every second counts.
Coup D’état Oman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,900. Language: British English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In Oman on 23 July 1970, Ray Kane led the only coup d’état executed by British Officers in living memory. All accounts of the coup by academics innocently repeat and so perpetuate what might be termed the official approved version of events, while some other writers repeat rumors, fantasize or lie . Read on to learn the truth.
The Road to El Dorado: Percy Fawcett and the Lost World of Z
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In 1925, Percy Fawcett left England for Brazil--he would never return. For his entire life, Fawcett had been fascinated with exploration. The child of an explorer, Fawcett had heard countless wild stories of adventure and it did not surprise anyone that he became an explorer himself. In 1906, Fawcett made his first expedition to South America; for over 15 years, he made several more. It was in
Forgotten Stories From Spain: The Ambulance Man And The Spanish Civil War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
There are many stories from the Spanish Civil War that history has forgotten. One such story tells of a Canadian man that came to help a city in exodus. His struggles in the Spanish cities of Madrid, Malaga and Almeria are dramatic, conspiratorial and yet powerfully inspiring. This first book in the "Forgotten Stories" series tells of Norman Bethune, who gave his life for the freedom of others.