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Lost in Mangroves
By Tropical Writers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Lost in Mangroves is the sixth anthology put together by Tropical Writers. You will find here creative non-fiction which tries to capture a sense of place and, sometimes, time. The place? Tropical North Queensland. The time? From the 19th to the 21st centuries. By the time you have read this collection you will be ready to pack your bags and visit us here, in Far North Queensland.
Fire Sail – Part 1 - A Miraculous Attainment of a Family’s Dream
By Roger A. Marin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is a true, almost unbelievable story, of how our Maine family, over a 7-year period and on a shoestring budget, with sweat, tenacity, and what we conceded as Divine Intervention, managed to build a beautiful and seaworthy 40-foot sailboat. Then, a couple of years later, sell most everything we owned, enroll our 2 sons in correspondence school, and sail away for a 2-year adventure.
Queen of the Desert: A Biography of the Female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell
By Fergus Mason
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
T.E. Lawrence is often credited with bringing diplomacy to the Middle East; in the shadows of every great man you will often find an even greater woman. In Lawrence’s case, that woman’s name was Gertrude Bell. In a time when women didn't go to school, Bell did; in a time when women didn't join the army, Bell secured a job at the Army Intelligence Headquarters in Cairo; she spoke Arabic, Persian,
Zero to Sixty
By Bruce MacMullan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Zero to Sixty perceptively defines the geriatric predicament that we're either already in or will be sooner than we think. At some point, we all begin to take a closer look in that rearview mirror. Bruce simply challenges us to, "Give life its due respect and take it all in with as many laughs as possible...while it is still a laughing matter."
How to Catch an African Chicken ~ A Canadian Woman’s Outrageous but True Story of Marriage Fraud
By Lainie Towell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,980. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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A dancer named Lainie traveled to West Africa and fell in love with a drummer named Keza. After several trips, they got married. Lainie then sponsored him to come to Canada. Soon after Keza arrived, he disappeared. If he collected welfare, Lainie would be responsible for reimbursing the government. She went public with her story and sparked a movement that helped to change an entire system
Six Thousand miles (What the hell happened, True stories of a Gen X cowboy)
By Ian Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Number four in the series that recalls the life of an adventurous if not lucky man. If you enjoy edgy comedic drama this series is for you!
Night of the living Dead Heads (What the hell happened, True stories of a Gen X cowboy)
By Ian Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The third in a series of shorts recalling the life of an adventurous if not lucky man. If you enjoy edgy, comedic drama this series is for you.
Casa mia: quattro anni su quattro ruote
By Riccardo McOtter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,900. Language: Italian. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Il terremoto del 2009 in Abruzzo raccontato da un ragazzo di trent’anni, che in seguito al sisma decide di trasferirsi in camper pur di non dover rinunciare a ciò che più ama: scrivere romanzi.
Catch my drift (What the hell happened? True stories of a Gen X cowboy)
By Ian Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
#2 In a series of the true tales of an adventurous if not lucky man.
The thin ice of life, ( What the hell happened? True stories of a Gen X cowboy )
By Ian Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The first in a series of short stories that recount the life of an adventurous if not extremely lucky man. If you enjoy edgy, dark comedy this series is one you may certainly enjoy.
There's Fungus on the Mushrooms - or if something can go wrong it will...
By Mike Lord
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: British English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
There’s Fungus on the Mushrooms – or, if something can go wrong it will! Mike Lord was born in London within the sound of Bow Bells, just as the WW2 was about to explode. He was evacuated to the country as a small boy and then was brought up in Berkshire. His family moved to various places, including three years in Singapore from 1948, which had a curious effect on his later life.
Valuable discovery
By laila ouhssaine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,710. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
In the arctic night, Julie Dorval grabs a lot of rough diamonds containing an exceptional stone in the offices of a mine north of Yellowknife. She also drilled a dark secret.
Toigraphy
By tayeba
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,960. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is a tale of a Pakistani girl who braves the joys and excitement of trotting over Europe in five months. She visits Vienna, Salzburg, Venice, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Budapest, Ljubljana, Munich, Prague, Paris, Barcelona and lives a dream in Graz. There are many adventures on the way,plenty of missed buses and trains, and always the resilience to arrive at her destination no matter what.
Hot Air Promotions-A Miner's Story of Exploration and Stock Investments
By Stanley McShane
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,950. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Strike it rich with this miner as he goes from exploring the west for gold or silver and eventually settles in San Francisco where he and his partner work the San Francisco Mining Exchange in early 1900. You win some and you lose some. Or is it true that when you win--you still lose!
Square Peg, Round Hole
By Michael Heath
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
If you have self-confidence issues or you are bored with your life, or you just think you are boring (let's be honest, that's our greatest fear) then this book is for you. It might give you the vital ingredient of inspiration to do something unusual and be interesting. It might make you realize that the world is an exciting place where anything is possible if you want it enough.
The Story of my Escape
By Andrew Lawston
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 58,720. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In 1755, the infamous Giacomo Casanova was locked up without trial in Venice's notorious Leads prison. Over 15 months he battled disease, madness, boredom, grotesque gaolers, bad books and fellow prisoners. This is Casanova's own account of the escape bid that made him a celebrity across Europe, full of his unique wit and philosophy, translated into English in full for the first time.
If Your Favorite Color Is Blue You Are An Extraterrestrial
By Dr. Russell Granston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,350. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs
Dr. Russell Granston had strange experiences with aliens and LSD. He seeks through his travels to understand these mystical experiences. After his experiences, Dr. Granston can see auras, accurately predict the future, and read specific messages from people's psychic undercurrents and energy planes. He is terrifyingly accurate in his predictions and perceptions.
Diary of a Cornish Fisherman: Newquay, 1962–1967
By Trevor Simpson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,830. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2014 by The Manuscript Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Life in a Cornish fishing community in 1960s is the subject of this absorbing memoir, told in a style that is warm, engaging, humorous and packed full of incident. A book that will appeal to anyone who has gone to sea or wishes that they had. Generously illustrated, complete with a glossary of nautical and fishing terms, it doesn’t just introduce us to the life of the seafarer; it invites us in.
Janapar: Love, on a Bike
By Tom Allen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,150. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen’s bicycle journey round the world takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Written alongside the award-winning documentary film of the same name, Janapar is an honest and life-affirming true story of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.
Solo Flight
By Owen Zupp
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: Australian English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
'Solo Flight' takes the reader into the skies on the journey of a lifetime. Nearly 200 images bring this story to life, while well chosen words paint an equally vivid canvas. Beyond the 7,500 miles that passed beneath his wings, the author tells a tale of remote communities, forgotten heroes and family bonds that are stronger than life and death.