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Cuba: Land of Opportunity - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave

by Adrian Musgrave

<p>The Great War of 1914 - 1918 has taught the world more in geography and history than a century of ordinary education would have imparted. It has destroyed many inherited prejudices and shattered the complacency which was shackling the ...

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Cycling Home From Siberia

by Rob Lilwall

<i>'It is late October, and the temperature is already -40C...My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.'</i>In 2004

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Daddyman's Flying Adventures

(A Lifetime in the Air)

by David Clinthorne

37 years of flying provides material for a lot of stories. Daddyman’s Flying Adventures is a collection of experiences—about people, connections, and the opportunities and chance meetings woven into the fabric of life. There is joy in flying, ...

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Damaged Souls The Exploitation of Society’s Most Vulnerable

by Alice Walsh

<p>Phillip McGraw of the <em>Dr. Phil</em> show defines psychopaths, sociopaths and other bad characters as BAITERs, an acronym for ...

ISBN: 9780993849664

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Danger Close

by Michael Yon

<p><em>Danger Close</em> is the childhood story of war correspondent Michael Yon.  </p> <p>Spanning Yon’s formative years, from the devastation he felt at the loss of his mother at age seven to becoming a Green Beret at 19, <em>Danger ...

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Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky (Illustrated)

by John S. C. Abbott

<p>This is a detailed biography of the life and adventures of Daniel Boone. His accomplishments are brushed over in history classes these days and not given the recognition they deserve. This biography clearly paints a picture of the benevolent ...

ISBN: 9781501425905

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Dave (A True Story)

by Daniel Nyberg

<p>Dave (A True Story) refers to a most interesting experience Elizabeth and I incurred recently. It is a story of human kindness and generosity without restriction or condition that we received from a total stranger. That stranger was a first ...

ISBN: 9781370437054

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Days on the Road

Crossing the Plains in 1865

by Sarah Raymond Herndon

<p>On May 1, 1865, Sarah Raymond mounted her beloved pony and, riding alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers, left war-torn Missouri and headed west.</p> <p>With the sole motive of bettering themselves, the Raymonds ...

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Days on the Road

Crossing the Plains in 1865

by Sarah Raymond Herndon

<p><em>Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865</em> is Sarah Raymond Herndon’s famous journal of her family’s heartbreaking but inspiring trek across the Great Plains towards the Rocky Mountains in a wagon-train as the US Civil War is ...

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Death in Number Two Shaft

by Steve Lewis

<p>In 2007, one of a team of expert cave divers died in strange circumstances while exploring Bell Island's flooded Iron-ore Mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Joe Steffen's death was a terrible shock for his team-mates and an unexpected and ...

ISBN: 9781386555049

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Death Valley in '49

An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert

by William Lewis Manly

<p><strong>The gripping nineteenth century memoir of death, despair, heroism, and a will to survive during the California Gold Rush.</strong></p> <p>Hit by Gold Rush fever in 1849, a wagon train headed for the California coast stumbled into a ...

ISBN: 9781510700338

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Deep Powder and Steep Rock

The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser

by Chic Scott

<p>Hans Gmoser (1932–2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from penniless immigrant to mountain guide for kings, ...

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Desert Soliloquy

by David Rice

<p>&quot;Desert Soliloquy; A Perfectly Sane Misanthrope Hides in the Desert&quot; is like combining Walden with Blazing Saddles with a bit of history about the East Mojave Desert. How I interacted with the desert and the people I encountered ...

ISBN: 9780463488164

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Diary of a Gonzo Ghost Hunter

by C. DERICK MILLER

<p>Most people run away from the unknown. Me? I chose to run toward it and never look back. Unaware of the consequences of my actions in small town Texas, I dove deep into paranormal research. It consumed my entire life. Taken from a decade of ...

ISBN: 9781386055587

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Diary of a Merchant Seaman

by Andrew Shiston

<p>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&apos;s journals scribed during the 25 years he ...

ISBN: 9781937240141

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Die To Live: To the Edge of Heaven and Back

by Gordon Noice

<p>Three life-threatening illnesses.<br /> Three glimpses of Heaven.<br /> Three times she had to come back.</p> <p>Based on the true story of Virginia Isbell’s journeys to the edge of eternity, DIE TO LIVE explores the controversial world of

ISBN: 9780999162439

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Dirt Classroom

by Matt Chadwick

<p>At 15, I made the decision to leave home and began working on some of the worlds largest cattle stations. Over the next 2 years, I was attacked by a few wild animals, experienced unexplained phenomenon, had a massive learning curve and truly ...

ISBN: 9781535153096

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Discovery

The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition

by Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.

<p>From the moment Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. first left Anarctica, he knew he would return. Both the scope of the strange land and the uncharted scientific promise it held were too much to leave behind forever. Launched during the Great ...

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Doumar and the Doctor

The true story of a courageous adventurer

by Neville de Villiers

<p>You will be challenged and inspired as you join Neville on board for this real-life, white-knuckle adventure on the high seas...</p> <p>A magni? cent account of courage and perseverance as a young doctor takes time off from his busy practice

ISBN: 9780473429607

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Down Mexico Way

by Struan Robertson

<p>This is the diary of the Scottish captain of a Mexican rig (tug &amp; barge) shipping bad grain that the US Government were donating (dumping) in Mexico! We were hauling it from the Mississippi River and the Houston Ship Canal &quot;...Down ...

ISBN: 9781386481171

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