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Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers

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.
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.
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.
Ship of Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,680. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
"'Lucky is the man who is obsessed with the sea, and the one who builds a craft worthy of her greatest challenge.' This book might be the closest thing to accomplishing both, whether you sail or not." --Corinne Joy Brown, bestselling author of "Hidden Star", winner of the New Mexico/Arizona book award, historical fiction.
Desert Soliloquy
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 97,600. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Starting in year 2000, I spent 29 months living alone in a cave in the desolate wilderness of the Avawatz Mountain Range (which borders the southeast side of Death Valley). This is my memoir about that time period.
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.
SIERRA TWO: A Navy SEAL's Odyssey in War and Peace
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,690. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Former Navy SEAL and lifelong adventurer Marc Lonergan-Hertel thinks his latest mission is to be a sniper in the jungles of South America—but he finds that’s merely a stepping-stone to his true purpose in life: protecting the vulnerable people he encounters when operating alone and in dangerous places.
A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains, A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,470. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018 by Orphan Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Homeless at age four, he found an extraordinary path through nine decades of U.S. history.
3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Polly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents, by foot, to become the first woman to walk around the world. As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, strangers welcomed her into their homes and the world embraced her. But when 9/11 flung us all into world history she found herself navigating a vastly changing world.
Cowboys Don’t Fly
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Adventures in African Aviation. In the colonial era, John Steed starts life in Kenya as a soldier and businessman. Learning to fly on jets in the RAF, he return to Africa and has many escapades including deportation from Uganda. Later, in Rhodesia, he becomes an aviation entrepreneur, TV presenter and wartime bush pilot. Air translocation of a rare Black Rhino ends this entertaining memoir.
Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man's Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,070. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Off the Beaten Trail is a coming-of-age story that illuminates what is possible if we dare to follow our hearts and heed our intuition. This captivating memoir will not only entertain and inspire, but also motivate you to pursue the life that calls out to you. With raw honesty and compelling insight, Heilbrunn explores what happens when we take a leap of faith in pursuit of our dreams.
A Life Sold - What ever happened to that guy who sold his whole life on eBay?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 162,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Why would someone decide to put their whole life up for sale… on eBay? When Ian Usher decided that it was time to leave the past behind, that is exactly what he did. But the auction was only the start of the adventure. Ian set off on what could truly be described as the journey of a lifetime - an attempt to complete 100 lifetime goals in 100 weeks. A globe-trotting emotional rollercoaster ride!
8,000 Miles Across Alaska: A Runner's Journeys on the Iditarod Trail
Price: $6.95 USD. 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.
The Wisdom of David Attenborough: Thoughts of a National Treasure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014 by Ben Berger. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Sir David Attenborough perhaps personifies the title of 'National Treasure' better than any other. Having been on our screens for more than sixty years, his groundbreaking documentaries have continually highlighted the true beauty of nature within our own planet. This book brings together some of his most interesting and thought-provoking opinions on a variety of subjects.
Fleeing The Hijab, A Jewish Woman's Escape From Iran
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 142,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A true account of Sima Goel, the Iranian teenager who crossed the most dangerous desert in the world rather than accept the restrictions of life in Iran of the early1980s. Her quest for freedom is a thrilling, timely inspiration for people longing to create a life of meaning.
Nero-bianco-nero. Un viaggio tra le montagne e la storia del Caucaso
Price: $7.40 USD. Words: 69,390. Language: Italian. Published: July 11, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Il giornalista e guida alpina Mario Casella, accompagnato dall’alpinista russo Alexey Shustrov, ha attraversato con gli sci, da est a ovest, i mille e più chilometri della catena caucasica, crogiuolo di etnie e di pericolosa instabilità politica. Al racconto dell’avventura si alternano i ritratti di personaggi e situazioni sorprendenti, incrociati dall’autore nei suoi viaggi nella regione.
Across the Big Blue Sea: Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships » Sex and culture
"Riveting and funny... an important and illuminating book! Katja Meier brings a fresh and critical perspective to the complex issues surrounding the immigrant flows in and out of Italy. What unfolds in her quaint Tuscan village can teach us larger lessons about how to welcome new people into our communities." - Angela Ledgerwood, The Lit Up Show host and Esquire book editor
Biker to Sailor
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The true story of Bob Bitchin. From outlaw motorcyclist to world sailor.
Ned Kelly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Ned Kelly is Australia's Robin Hood. Born in 1854 into a poor Irish Catholic family, he and his brother Dan were always in trouble with the police even as kids. With their two friends Joe Byrne and Steve Hart, they eventually became outlaws, robbing banks but giving the money they took to help the poor and oppressed people of Victoria Colony. Read all about the adventures of Ned and his gang.
Ho Chi Minh Biography - The Secrets of His Life During The Vietnam War
Series: Biography Series. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Military
Who's Ho Chi Minh? He was a great leader who brought the Vietnam's independence from the French colonists. This book is going to show you in action how he handled tough situations and what decisions he made to become a great leader so many people admire today...

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