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  • The River of Doubtby Candice Millard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt?s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt?it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world.... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost... more...

  • Shackleton's Boat Journeyby Frank Arthur Worsley

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this... more...

  • Treasure Huntby Peter Earle

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    ?A remarkable book, in which a very wide spectrum of human behavior is on show---from colossal gullibility on the one hand, to extraordinary ingenuity and determination on the other.? ? The Daily Telegraph (UK)           Treasure Hunt is the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been... more...

  • Men from Under the Skyby Stanley Brown; Raymond Burr

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 14.95

    This gripping and unique history of Fiji by Stanley Brown, a well-known Fiji "old-timer and historian, is woven around the lives of eleven Western "giants," Europeans and Americans who had the greatest impact on each epoch. Not all these Westerners lived to tell the tale. This stirring narrative is replete with hair-raising accounts of battles and... more...

  • One Small Stepby David Whitehouse

    Quercus 2013; US$ 22.95

    Here is the most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches, and even top-secret documents from the former Soviet Union, with many revelations appearing in print for the very first time,. One Small Step shows space travel as it?s never been seen before and those who read it will... more...

  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plotby Lettice Cooper

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes. But what really happened on the night of the Fifth of November, 1605, when the plot to blow up King and Parliament was discovered? And what led up to so... more...

  • The Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    The story of Sir Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke--their friendship, bitter rivalry, and the two thousand year search for the source of the Nile--is almost too good to be true.      Imagine a story in which two daring adventurers set off to solve the greatest and oldest of geographical mysteries: the source of the Nile. Their journey... more...

  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014;

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...