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- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...
- Hyperion 2001; US$ 9.95
The riveting story of the 1913 expedition of twenty-five people who sailed out of British Columbia in search of an undiscovered Arctic continent. But tragedy struck in January 1914 when an ice cap tore a hole in the vessel's hull, shipwrecking all on board. The castaways abandoned ship and suffered from battle starvation, snow blindness, exposure... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the "Madonna"), to a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in the Americas. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost... more...
- Sheridan House 1995; US$ 15.99
Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup?a solo circumnavigation of the world?when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three months later in Tahiti. Moitessier himself recounts the story of his personal quest in lyrical and though-provoking prose. more...
- Seal Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves?s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 27.99
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95
Two years before the mast were but an episode in the life of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; yet the narrative in which he details the experiences of that period is, perhaps, his chief claim to a wide remembrance. His services in other than literary fields occupied the greater part of his life, but they brought him comparatively small recognition and many... more...
- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 5.99
Learn more about the disaster that befell the Titanic and caused the untimely deaths of 1,517 passengers in this gripping first-hand account from survivor Lawrence Beesley. Originally published a mere nine weeks after one of the most profound maritime disasters in human history, The Loss of the Titanic shed new light on the tragedy and leveled troubling... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 24.99
Work so that you can keep working. It seemed a proposition that could easily end in suicide. I wanted to escape this. I wanted to free myself from the working world and have time to write. And I wanted adventure. Grendel could never free me, but this boat could. David Vann has loved boats all his life. So when his academic career seems to be stuck... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The Secret History of Southend-on-Sea is filled with hundreds of little-known facts and historical anecdotes. From the arrival of the 'Brides in the Bath' murderer to the famous mountaineer who liked to live at the top of his building, this book will amuse, fascinate and inform all lovers of the area. Southend may not be an ancient town, but it is... more...