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Setting the Hook, a Diver's Return to the Andrea Doria
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions, the “Mount Everest of wreck diving,” in the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot. Twenty years later, Hunt set out to dive the famous luxury liner again. An introspective odyssey of memory and heart-pounding adventure, Setting the Hook explores thirty years of extreme diving in a personal tale of learning to accept life’s oldest challenge.
A Wolf's Moon: A Helicopter Pilot's Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Set in the glorious mountains and plains of the Yukon, North West Territories, Alberta and British Columbia, A Wolf's Moon is a gripping account of Hank Sands' adventures during his 18 years piloting helicopters. Hank Sands joined the RCAF in 1956 and piloted the Canadian-built CF-100 all-weather fighter, before leaving the RCAF to fly helicopters for charter companies. He lives in Victoria, BC.
A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains, A Memoir
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,470. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018 by Orphan Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
"This outstanding memoir is a fully realized treasure." Eric McDowell, US REVIEW OF BOOKS. William Walters was one of the last riders of the American Orphan Trains that transported 250,000 children from the East Coast into the emerging West from 1854 through the 1930s. Homeless at age four, William found an extraordinary path through nine decades of U.S. and world history.
Salty: The Colorful Adventures of a Well-Seasoned Seadog
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,710. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Through this remarkable collection of stories—built from over 40 years working on the water—Lon captures the thrill of the action, the pain of the struggle, and the power of a good laugh. Because whether working as mate or captain, humor was always close by when Lon was on deck. Salty takes you into this world and delivers a taste of an unfathomable life, working at sea.
Dare To Try
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: Australian English. Published: May 6, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Fascinating people. Deadly obsessions. Dare to Try is a story of journeys. The physical journey through the landscape of the Australian bush reflects the spiritual journey of the author as she faces adversity and the struggles of everyday living and discovers there is purpose and joy to be found as a sojourner in this land.
8,000 Miles Across Alaska: A Runner's Journeys on the Iditarod Trail
You set the price! Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Lawyer and talented ultrarunner Tim Hewitt has achieved something entirely unique in the modern era: Eight thousand-mile treks across Alaska on the Iditarod Trail. This biography chronicles his adventures: the harrowing weather conditions, breathtaking scenery, fierce competition, kindness of strangers, humorous misadventures, humbling setbacks, battles for survival, and heroic victories.
Borders, Bandits, and Baby Wipes: A Big Adventure in a Tiny Car
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,860. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Bassam Tarazi scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest, navigated New Zealand’s Grand Traverse, and hiked in Patagonia—but it wasn’t enough.
Twenty-Seven Years in Alaska
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,550. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Twenty-Seven Years in Alaska is the story of one woman’s adventures in the remote wilderness of the north. From canoe camping next to unnamed lakes, to kayaking in Alaska’s pristine waters, she describes her many encounters with the bears, moose and other animals that make this wilderness their home.
Tell Tales - The Sailing Adventures of Norlee
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Ever felt like stepping off the treadmill, taking a year off work and sailing a yacht around Australia? Well, if you are reading this then it’s a good chance you have, during an occasional daydream, let go the mooring lines of work and family and quietly left the harbour to see what lies around the next headland or what white sandy bay awaits.
Without Script
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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Al Cliver aka Pierluigi aka Biondo, encases several lifetimes into one. His coming of age via a vagabond childhood, tossed from one boarding school to another, then an early escape to freedom. In the background, the cultural and social upheavals of the 70's and 80's.The discovery of being '' beautiful '' and his numerous adventures in the world of Italian cinema. A glimpse into an incredible life
Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,210. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
In Spring 2010, with her world scaled down to an 18-foot sea kayak and the 1,200 mile ribbon of water called the Inside Passage, Susan Conrad launched a journey that took her north to Alaska. On the way, she forged friendships, lived her dream, and discovered the depths of her own strength and courage.
The Bucko Mate: Twenty Years in the Merchant Marine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,710. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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The Bucko Mate describes the author's seafaring experiences sailing as an officer in the American merchant marine. Mates lived a colorful life few have ever experienced. From the storms, fog, waterfront bars and union halls, to the near collisions, deaths at sea, fights, dangerous cargo and foreign lands, it is an exciting life. This is my way of getting some of that colorful era written down.
Letters to the Granddaughter - The Story of Dillon Wallace of the Labrador Wild
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,100. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is a biography on Dillon Wallace, an unsmiling man with “Grit A’Plenty”, who wrote one of the most outstanding books on the North of all time, "The Lure of the Labrador Wild". The "Lure" was based on his participation in a tragic canoe trip in 1903 and led to an unbelievable outcome in 1905. The biography includes the author's maps and color photos as he retraced the same routes.
Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is a Summary of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 368 pages.
Coup D’état Oman
Price: $4.45 USD. Words: 89,770. Language: British English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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.
Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,140. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2010 by Fanny Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction
A fearless account of one woman’s sex-capades—the ups, the downs, and everything in between— as she explores men and women, submission and dominance, prostitution and commitment. A must-read for any woman who has searched for herself by using and abusing her body—and emerged from the other side, stronger and wiser.
Wilderness Life DIY: A City Family Bumbles Towards Self-Sufficiency
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,100. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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Can a clueless city couple learn to build a house in the wilderness completely by themselves? What is life like on 525 watts of power? When is the right time to change a toilet bucket? The answers to these questions and more are in 'Wilderness Life DIY', the tale of a city family who leaves a comfortable city existence to make a home in the Australian Tasmanian wilderness.
Adventure Trips of Ibn Battuta, Al-Beruni, Marco Polo & Abdur Razzaq Samarqandi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
On the Way, he visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem. There he joined a caravan that, travelling 1500 kilometres south, reached Medina and visited the tomb of Prophet Muhammad. Then he journeyed on to Mecca where he completed his pilgrimage and took the title of 'Haji'. He dropped the idea of returning home; after a month spent in Mecca...
Tiddlers in a Jam Jar: A Walkabout Across the Longitudes & Other Strange Encounters
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 56,580. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A delightful blend of adventure, travel memoir and literary non-fiction. Brian’s story begins in wartime Britain when his world exploded into flames and flying debris with blackness on the windows of houses. He tottered, war-damaged, on purple-cold legs his nose-dribble rounds of a hospital, and dreamt away treadmill school years, to globe-trot on a 50-year odyssey.
What a Ride! - Navigating Lifetimes and Portals Together
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The authors knew that they were meant to be together for some ‘purpose’ when they met. This book is a travel journal with a metaphysical twist! It is the actual adventures and chronicles of the authors journeying together to sacred lands and portals around the world. They also share their soul’s journey experiencing and navigating through their many lifetimes together. What a ride indeed!

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