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Paddling South: Winnipeg to New Orleans by Canoe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The stories that became Paddling South, Winnipeg to New Orleans by Canoe stem from a voyage a high school friend and I took in the fall of 1969. Although there was a forty year wait between voyage and publication, the book retains its accuracy because both John Van Landeghem and I kept separate journals.
The Day I Died. True Tales of my Deadly Encounters with Dangerous Snakes, Animals and People
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,170. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015 by Rosslyn Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Real-life encounters with wild animals in South Africa, like lions, deadly black mambas, cobras and pythons. Frederick Sterzel is a wise, humorous narrator in total empathy with nature. His fascination with snakes and other dangerous creatures, including a shark and a crocodile, brought him into danger frequently. Attacked and bitten numerous times, he once entered a coma, and was declared dead.
Connecting Dors
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 117,050. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Connecting Dors – the legacy of sex symbol and superstar Diana Dors, Britain's Marilyn Monroe
On a Wing and a Prayer: A True Story by A Survivor of a Tragic Crash in the Pacific Ocean
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Plane crash in the Pacific. Two of us. Seats torn loose from the floor. Water rising. Jammed exit door. Shark-infested waters. Separated by currents, grievously injured. Night looming. Untrustworthy life vests. Rescue unlikely. Six-foot waves: inhaling and ingesting salt water. Hypothermia winning. Facing death, seeing death …
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.
Starboard Attitude
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(4.00 from 1 review)
In "Starboard Attitude" Bob Bitchin outlines his lifetime of seagoing adventures with a deep soul-searching philosophy than came with it. Bob has truly traveled the world and touched the hearts and souls of thousands of people. You may find yourself in this book, since Bob's strong feelings often match some of the world's great philosophers.
In Search of the Kuskokwim: The Life and Times of J. Edward Spurr
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 64,400. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The U.S. government commissioned J. Edward Spurr, a geologist, author, and explorer from New England, to mount two expeditions to explore and inventory Alaska, traveling thousand miles by canoe and on foot without benefit of telephones, radios, airplanes. The effort almost killed him, but his efforts helped provide detail to regions that had been largely blank on the Alaska map.
An Unlikely Love Story: A City-Bred Musician and a 'Country Boy' Begin a New Life on a Missouri Farm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Sometimes two people from seemingly opposite backgrounds find each other and build a successful life. Ken Weyand tells how his mother, a city-bred only child who became a musician, met and married his dad, an orphan who was following his late mother’s dream to be a farmer. Ken uses diary entries, old family letters, photos and personal recollections to trace his parents’ unique journey.
Salvage (From the South China Sea to the Caribbean Coast: A Deep Sea Story)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,510. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015 by Sixth Element Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Salvage, the long-awaited follow up to Jon May’s first book, Divers, tells of his time with the truly extraordinary South China Sea Ocean Salvage And Towing Company with the dry, dark humour of professionals facing tough, life changing decisions in the face of disaster.
Sex, Salvage & Secrets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,780. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Reef Perkins has led a colorful life – combat veteran, smuggler, and salvager. He tells all in this funny and fascinating memoir. From near death at the age of four to “the Pimple Years” to the Jack and Jill Dude Ranch to fighting In-Country in Vietnam to Key West Daze, you’ll encounter real-life adventures that are more entertaining than fiction.
Not Another Danger Boy: The Sequel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,740. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Book two in a series of autobiographical short stories based on life-changing events.
Arctic Bush Pilot: From Navy Combat to Flying Alaska's Northern Wilderness
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 57,210. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Backed by Wien Airlines, former Navy combat pilot "Andy" Anderson pioneered post-World War II bush service to Alaska's vast Koyokuk River region serving miners, Natives, sportsmen, geologists, adventurers, and assorted bush rats. ARCTIC BUSH PILOT is an exciting and sometimes nostalgic account of a pioneer pilot and his special place in Alaska aviation history.
here in SF: City of Hills
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 78,330. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Traveling photographer, Jer Johns, journeys out onto the streets of San Francisco to try to capture 1000 photos of the city over a 30-day period while attempting to sleep on the streets and survive minimally. He is taken in by someone that he met through a Tumblr post and a friendship is made as Jer explores the city meeting some of its many characters.
Beth of Fresh Air: New Zealand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,130. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Beth traded in the desk for a hammock, a company mission statement for a journal, and a 401(k) for a wealth of experiences as she quit her full time job and bought a one way ticket to New Zealand. Her observations, wonderings, and dreams were jotted on napkins and gathered to inspire you to take risks. You name the dirty jobs, she’s done them, making travel and help exchange her new normal.
Whales and Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,820. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Swimming with dolphins, whale-watching tours and seeing animals in the wild are likely to be high on most ‘bucket lists'. The author was lucky enough to indulge her obsession with the wild in several countries, and her enthusiasm abounds throughout this fascinating account of her adventures.
Giant of the Lord (Life of a Pioneer)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,920. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by D.A. Thompson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
James S. Brown is an important figure in the westward expansion of the United States. As a member of the Mormon Battalion, he discovered new lands and tamed wild country. He was present at the discovery of gold in California and helped establish new frontiers. As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he helped bring the gospel to foreign lands.
Far, Far, The Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,160. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Wilfrid Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the success of the 1953 Everest expedition. This book describes Noyce's life and achievements and seeks to show his motivation and driving force.
Then Came Heaven
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 41,940. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015 by Write Words Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Then Came Heaven: A memoir, is a source of inspiration and guidance; it serves as a loving example of what it means to live no matter where the truth may lead you or how difficult it may be. It is also a lesson on the patience of change. Each page is the embodiment of hope, trust, knowledge, and self-acceptance to develop a sense of worth within ourselves.
Over the Hills
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,690. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In Over the Hills, Peter Steele recounts the story of his turbulent childhood in England and his student years at Cambridge University. There he learned mountaineering and medicine, culminating in his selection as medical officer to the ill-fated 1971 International Expedition to Mount Everest.
Witness to War: Truk Lagoon's Master Diver Kimiuo Aisek
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,590. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kimiuo Aisek was a seventeen-year old witness to “Operation Hailstone,” the U.S. attack on Truk, “the Gibraltar of the Pacific.” Dianne M. Strong's biography recognizes a humble islander who put Truk Lagoon on the world map for scuba divers, by founding Blue Lagoon Dive Shop in 1973. Through Aisek's eyes readers learn about the Japanese mandate, WW2 in the Pacific, and Aisek's unique legacy.