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  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    New York Times   bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...

  • Into the Unknownby Joy Dunicliff

    Joy Dunicliff 2014; US$ 7.80

    The Todhunter family, have been kind enough to provide me with important information providing a wider understanding of what happened in the Antipodes. This is a fictional story built around true events and wrapped around real people involved. It is a story of four young men, who had lived near one another in London, during a period of uncertainty.... more...

  • Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Powerby David Scott

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 34.30

    For viewers of BBC One?s ?Britain and the Sea?, ?Leviathan? is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire. more...

  • Life Among the Apachesby John C. Cremony

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians. John C. Cremony?s first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John R. Bartlett?s boundary commission surveying the United StatesMexican border. Some ten years later, as an officer... more...

  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 5.36

    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong. more...

  • The Lost Book of Mosesby Chanan Tigay

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    One man?s quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them. In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira?archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber?showed up unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the oldest copy of the Bible in the... more...

  • Mapping the Frontierby Rufus Harvey Sargent; Jan Cigliano Hartman

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Author R. Harvey Sargent of Sedgwick, ME, led the U. S. Geological Survey in Alaska, for 35 years. He also created the first modern maps of China, trekking across the country's interior during the treacherous post-Boxer Rebellion days in 1903-04. His remarkable story is told in the pages of this book. more...

  • The Mayflowerby Kate Caffrey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating history of the pilgrims? experience on the Mayflower depicts both their voyage and their settling of Plymouth Plantation. more...

  • Moon Shotby Alan Shepard; Deke Slayton; Jay Barbree; Howard Benedict; Neil Armstrong

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation?s most... more...