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Günther Rall: A Memoir
By Jill Amadio
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Gunther Rall, fighter ace and NATO general, waited fifty years before authorizing this first biography that chronicles almost a century of his life and coincides with some of the most dramatic moments in the history of the twentieth century.
The Adventures of Lucky Mike - Into Africa (Book One)
By Lucky Mike
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Armed with only love, peace and respect, Lucky Mike set out alone into the untamed wilderness of southern and east Africa. Brushes with death from lions and leopards, make for a thrilling story in a magical, mystical place. Traveling through thirteen countries, this exciting year-long adventure will remain with you forever!
The Comeback Kid, The Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay
By Thomas L. Hay
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,700. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The life story of an ordinary mid-western small town red blooded American. At least he thought he was ordinary until he wrote his memoirs. Follow his journey from Clinton, Mo. to cities across the globe. From the navy to TWA/American Airlines. From puppy love to international playboy. From aliens to abductions. It is an adventure filled with mystery,romance, heartbreak, joy and comebacks.
Letters to the Granddaughter - The Story of Dillon Wallace of the Labrador Wild
By Philip Schubert
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,100. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: 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.
Two Dog One Cat Night
By David Barth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This is a true story as told to the author by a very intelligent man who didn't want to do ordinary jobs in life.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America?
By Cullen Gwin
Series: 15-Minute Books · 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.
Adventure on Minimum Wage
By Vit Peyr
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
One of my all time favourite adventures was hitchhiking with a friend around outback Australia for less than $5. We covered over ten thousand kilometres. We were often hungry, tired, dirty and happy. This adventure taught us to give up control and to appreciate every single day as if it was our last.
Bear in the Night
By Denyse Mouck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is the true story of a summers adventure for a newlywed couple who get more than they bargained for while camping one night.
Diary of a Merchant Seaman
By Andrew Shiston
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,290. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Casa de Snapdragon. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Andrew Shiston, a boy from the island of Portland in the UK, discovers life on the sea when he is forced to make a life changing decision at the age of 15. This account was taken from Andrew's journals scribed during the 25 years he sailed the seven seas.
Big Hawaii Kayak Adventure
By Mickey Sarraille
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,650. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports & Recreation / Water Sports
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The true story of best friends who come face to face with whales ,dolphins, and turtles dodging wind and waves on the 16 day kayak adventure around the Big Island of Hawaii, never before attempted. The author is a leg amputee but doesn’t let that hamper the progress on their marathon paddle of over 300 miles, fishing for their food and camping on the most secluded, pristine beaches in the world.
The Long Walk
By Brent Searle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(4.00 from 1 review)
George is nearly 70 years old. He is walking over 2,000 miles across the western U.S. to visit a dying friend. The author encounters George on an interstate highway and gives him a ride and a place to sleep for the night. The author learns the compelling story of George's life, marriage, loss of wife and child in an auto accident, and the great lesson of forgiveness that confronts all of us.
3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
By Polly Letofsky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,430. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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.
The Bucko Mate: Twenty Years in the Merchant Marine
By Kevin Zahn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,710. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Karamojo Bell
By Denis OLeary
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Walter "Karamojo" Bell spent half his life hunting in Africa, and made a fortune from the ivory trade.
To Fly!
By Brian Igoe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,270. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
"To Fly!" is a compendium of stories about flying adventures of a father and son, the father in the RAF and the son in Zimbabwe. Bill Igoe learned to fly an aeroplane in 1934, forty years after the death of the Wright Brothers' inspiration Lilienthal. And Bill’s son Brian learned to fly forty years after that, when the Concorde was around. Both had a lot of stories to tell.
iJuba A South African Journey
By Jonah Becker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
The author has drawn together his recollection of his youthful experiences on a farm in rural Natal, South Africa during the apartheid years. The narrative is a thought provoking blend of racism, humour, horror, sex, violence and social observation set in a time of social and political upheaval. The final chapter recalls the author's subsequent trip to the SA weather station on Marion Island.
High Life
By Jim McDonald
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A true account of three rockers having a high time on the road. The High Life, a rock trio, tours the rough and tough northern mining and logging towns in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. But what do the boys do when the gigs run out? When they have no work, no home, no bath, and no bed?
Notes of Sakhalin hunter. Selected stories
By Valery Maslov
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 115,950. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by izdat-knigu.ru. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Фирсово – Чехов. Зимний туристический маршрут, сквозь два хребта. Первый соболь. Таёжно-промысловые охотничьи будни. Что такое соболь, как его брать. Красная икра -3. Подготовительные операции и заготовка лососевой красной икры браконьерским способом. Встречи с хозяином тайги.
Russian Documents Mongolian Dust
By Rensina van den Heuvel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,210. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
One sure way of getting to know your new partner is living in a land rover for five months on the other side of the world, in very unfamiliar territory. Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazahkstan were a few of the many countries in which we travelled overland. This is a story of one woman's experience of how to get stretched way out of your comfort zone.
Tales from Down Under 2
By Shela Dingo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(5.00 from 1 review)
These are more stories from my past here in Australia, Day to Day living, and how strange some days can turn out. :-) Shela Dingo