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Pacific Lady

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by Sharon Sites Adams
It was an age without GPS and the Internet, without high-tech monitoring and instantaneous reporting. And it was a time when women simply didn't do such things. None of this deterred Sharon Sites Adams. In June 1965 Adams made history as the first woman to sail solo from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Four years later, just as Neil Armstrong very publicly stepped onto the moon, the diminutive Adams, ...
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Hoosh

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by Jason Anthony
Antarctica, the last place on Earth, is not famous for its cuisine. Yet it is famous for stories of heroic expeditions in which hunger was the one spice everyone carried. At the dawn of Antarctic cuisine, cooks improvised under inconceivable hardships, castaways ate seal blubber and penguin breasts while fantasizing about illustrious feasts, and men seeking the South Pole stretched their rations to the brea...
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Corkscrewed

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by Camuto, Robert
Robert V. Camuto's interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. "Corkscrewed" recounts Camuto's journey through France's myriad regions - and how the journey profoundly changed everything he believed about wine. The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux chateaux. As those chateaux were bought up by moguls and international...
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Beneath Blossom Rain

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by Grange/1
In a remote kingdom hidden in the Himalayas, there is a trail said to be the toughest trek in the world - twenty-four days, 216 miles, eleven mountain passes, and enough ghost stories to scare an exorcist. In 2007 Kevin Grange decided to acquaint himself with the country of Bhutan by taking on this infamous trail, the Snowman Trek. He was thirty-three, at a turning point in life, and figured the best way to...
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Before the Heroes Came - Antarctica in the 1890s

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by Baughman, T.H.
Before the Heroes Came - Antarctica in the 1890s is an appreciation of the pioneering ventures in the far south before the arrival of the better known names associated with the region. The book gives a revitalised look at the romanticism, vanity, competition and entirely human qualities of the late nineteenth century visitors that provided a slate on which the official and popular attitudes coalesced, later...
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The Columbia River: An Historical Travel Guide

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by Roe, JoAnn
Teeming with the history of the Pacific Northwest, the mighty Columbia River is one of the longest rivers in North America. Surprisingly, however, this 1,243-mile-long river begins not in the familiar Columbia River Gorge separating Washington and Oregon but rather 1,000 miles upstream, near the British Columbia-Alberta border. Long before Capt. Robert Gray discovered the river's entrance in 1792 near what ...
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Walk of Ages: Edward Payson Weston's Extraordinary 1909 Trek Across America

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by Reisler, Jim
On his seventieth birthday in 1909, a slim man with a shock of white hair, a walrus mustache, and a spring in his step faced west from Park Row in Manhattan and started walking. By the time Edward Payson Weston was finished, he was in San Francisco, having trekked 3,895 miles in 104 days. Weston's first epic walk across America transcended sport. He was "everyman" in a stirring battle against the elements a...
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Lord Grizzly

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by Manfred, Frederick
Hunter, trapper, resourceful fighter, and scout, Hugh Glass was just a rugged man among other rugged American frontiersmen until he was mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his best friends. Hugh's rage drove him to crawl two hundred miles across dangerous territory to seek revenge until he was no longer Hugh Glass but had become Lord Grizzly. Lord Grizzly is the second volume of Frederick Manfred'...
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