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Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780142004692

ISBN: 0142004693

Condition: USED


More than two centuries after Master's Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mut... View more info

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Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated

By: Balf, Todd

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780609609897

ISBN: 0609609890

Condition: USED


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Discovery of the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/3/2015

Seller ID: 9781857976601

ISBN: 1857976606

Condition: USED


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No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb

By: Benuzzi, Felice

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 9/15/2016

Seller ID: 9781558218765

ISBN: 1558218769

Condition: USED


In 1943, Felice Benuzzi and two Italian compatriots escaped from a British POW camp in equatorial East Africa with only one goal in mind -- to climb the dangerous seventeen-thousand-foot Mount Kenya. No Picnic On Moist Kenya is the classic tale of this most bizarre and thrilling adventure, a story that has earned its place as a unique masterpiece of daring anti suspense. View more info

Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781585741168

ISBN: 1585741167

Condition: USED


The complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes -- the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific, and the North Pole. View more info

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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

By: Brewster, Hugh

Price: $7.50

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780307984814

ISBN: 0307984818

Condition: USED


THE "TITANIC "HAS OFTEN BEEN CALLED "AN EXQUISITE MICROCOSM OF THE Edwardian era," but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In "Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage," historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner's most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship's brief life and tragic denouement and presents compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers: millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjam... View more info

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Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton

By: Burton, Sir Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393301663

ISBN: 0393301664

Condition: USED


Starting in a hollowed log of wood some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning I ask myself "Why?" and the only echo is "damned fool . . . the Devil drives " So Richard Francis Burton, preparing for an exploration of the lower Congo in 1863, wrote to Monckton Milnes from the African kingdom of Dahomey. His answer, "the Devil drives," applies not only to his geographical discoveries but also to the whole of his turbulent life. Burton was a true man of the Renaissance. He was soldier, explorer, ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator, and one of the two or ... View more info

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography

By: Burton/Rice, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 3/5/2010

Seller ID: 9780306810282

ISBN: 030681028X

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" best-seller when it was first published, Rice's biography is the gripping story of a fierce, magnetic, and brilliant man whose real-life accomplishments are the stuff of legend. Rice retraces Burton's steps as the first European adventurer to search for the source of the Nile; to enter, disguised, the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina; and to travel through remote stretches of India, the Near East, and Africa. From his spying exploits to his startling literary accomplishments (the discovery and translation of the Kama Sutra and his seventeen-volume translation of "Arabian... View more info

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History of Pirates

By: Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/27/2013

Seller ID: 9780785818564

ISBN: 0785818561

Condition: USED


This book looks at the reality behind the legends of Blackbeard, Calico Jack Rackham and several other cutthroats who sailed the high seas. It portrays the pirates, their weapons, ships, hideouts...and their victims. View more info

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Worst Journey in the World

By: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 6/2/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780786704378

ISBN: 0786704373

Condition: USED


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Under the Black Flag: The Romance and The Reality of Life Among the Pirates

By: Cordingly

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780679425601

ISBN: 0679425608

Condition: USED


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South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Di

By: Cox, Lynne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780547905785

ISBN: 0547905785

Condition: USED


"This book is as autobiographical as it is biographical . . . a book that juxtaposes two adventurers, one with her own challenges still unfolding and the other with his position fixed in history . . . a book worthy of the centenary celebration of Amundsen's trek to the South Pole."--"San Francisco Chronicle" Today the North and South Poles are home to research stations and film crews, but just a century ago they were forbidding lands seldom seen by human eyes. Those who journeyed there were the last true explorers, and one of the most successful ever was Roald Amundsen. Known as "the last... View more info

Disaster at the Pole: The Tragedy of the Airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expe

By: Cross, Wilbur

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781585740499

ISBN: 1585740497

Condition: USED


Shackleton. Scott. Amundsen. The great twentieth-century polar explorers. But others, too, were engaged in scrambles to the poles. One of the most bizarre and tragic took place in 1928.Against the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, one of Italy's premier aeronautical engineers, Umberto Nobile, gained acclaim by crossing the North Pole in a dirigible. With this success under his belt, Nobile decided in 1928 to raise the ante and take his newly designed airship to the North Pole, land it and then return to base. But what started in glory turned into a tale of disaster when the airship cras... View more info

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Equiano's Travels

By: Equiano/Edwards, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 8/7/2013

Seller ID: 0435900102

ISBN: 0435900102

Condition: USED


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Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime)

By: Esquemeling, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486409665

ISBN: 048640966X

Condition: USED


Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty -- among them the infamous Henry Morgan. View more info

Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley

By: Frank, Katherine

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 0345348303

ISBN: 0345348303

Condition: USED


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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

By: Franklin, Jonathan

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9781501116292

ISBN: 1501116290

Condition: USED


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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

By: Gatty, Harold

Price: $4.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486406138

ISBN: 048640613X

Condition: USED


Today's adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas -- even on the ocean -- by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars. View more info

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Firestorm at Peshtigo: A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American Hi

By: Gess, Denise/Lutz, William

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780805067804

ISBN: 0805067809

Condition: USED


A riveting account of a monster firestorm -- the rarest kind of catastrophic fire -- and the extraordinary people who survived its wrath. On October 8, 1871 -- the same night as the Great Chicago Fire -- an even deadlier conflagration was sweeping through the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, 260 miles north of Chicago. The five-mile-wide wall of flames, borne on tornado-force winds of 100 miles per hour, tore across more than 2,400 square miles of land, obliterating Peshtigo in less than one hour and killing more than 2,000 people. "Firestorm at Peshtigo" places the reader at the ce... View more info

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Demon of the Waters

By: Gibson, Gregory

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 7/3/2016

Seller ID: 9780316738675

ISBN: 0316738670

Condition: USED


Now in paperback, this gripping, horrific, resoundingly acclaimed account of the mutiny on the whaleship Globe in the South Pacific in 1825--one of the goriest incidents in American maritime history--recreates in fresh, vivid, authoritative detail a tragic episode that has achieved legendary status in seafaring lore.- The timeless appeal of dramatic nautical adventure narratives is evidenced by the ongoing success of Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea, Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, and Charles Nordholff and James Norman Hall's Mutiny on the Bounty.- DEMON OF THE WATE... View more info