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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World By Andrea Pitzer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982113353
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Published: Scribner - January 18th, 2022

In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a “gripping adventure tale” (The Boston Globe) recounting Dutch polar explorer William Barents’ three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.

The human story has always been one of perseverance


Was It Worth It?: A Wilderness Warrior's Long Trail Home By Doug Peacock Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781952338045
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Published: Patagonia - January 25th, 2022

"If wilderness is outlawed, only outlaws can save wilderness." Edward Abbey

In a collection of gripping stories of adventure, Doug Peacock, loner, iconoclast, environmentalist, and contemporary of Edward Abbey, reflects on a life lived in the wild, asking the question many ask in their twilight years: "Was It Worth It?"


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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World By Andrea Wulf Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780345806291
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.


Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story By Carol Shaben Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455501960
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 13th, 2014

Read the "gripping and emotionally affecting" book where four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to (Washington Post).


Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis By Timothy Egan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544102767
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Published: Mariner Books - August 6th, 2013

A New York Times Notable Book
A Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan reveals the life story of the man determined to preserve a people and culture in Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.


“A viv


The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero By Timothy Egan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544944831
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Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2017

In the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Irishman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan illuminates the dawn of the great Irish American story, with all its twists and triumphs, through the life of one heroic man.

A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for


The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra By Alex Messenger Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781094091242
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - November 10th, 2020

A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.


The Republic Of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down By Colin Woodard Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780156034623
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Published: Mariner Books - May 12th, 2008

An entrancing tale of piracy colored with gold, treachery and double-dealing (Portland Press Herald), Pulitzer Prize-finalist Colin Woodward's The Republic of Pirates is the historical biography of the exploits of infamous Caribbean buccaneers.


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Wind, Sand And Stars By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156027496
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Published: Mariner Books - December 9th, 2002

The National Book Award-winning autobiographical book about the wonder of flying from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of the beloved children's classic The Little Prince.

A National Geographic Top Ten Adventure Book of All Time

Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight.


A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca By Andrés Reséndez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780465068418
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Published: Basic Books - January 6th, 2009

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, the "gripping" tale of a shipwrecked Spaniard who walked across America in the sixteenth century (Financial Times)

In 1528, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida.


The Last Season By Eric Blehm Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060583019
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2007

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful.


Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West By H. W. Brands Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541672543
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Published: Basic Books - October 20th, 2020

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush and beyond.