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Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT396
Alfred Lansing
Hachette
2015
416
0465062881
PAPER
History
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Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. This 100th anniversary edition is outfitted with maps, an expanded selection of Frank Hurley's photographs and an introduction by N
$16.99

Love and War in the Apennines

ITL171
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
276
1741795273
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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This unassuming memoir of remarkable wartime adventures in German-occupied WWII Italy is perhaps Newby's best book.
$14.99

Tracks, A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

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Robyn Davidson
Vintage Books
1995
256
0679762876
PAPER
Exploration
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The true story of a woman's trek across the Australian Outback -- an adventurous tale shot through with a feel for the landscape and empathy for the Aborigines she meets along the way.
$15.95

Wild, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

PNW326
Cheryl Strayed
Vintage Books
2013
315
0307476073
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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The dramatic and uplifting account of a young woman's lone trek through California and Oregon to the border of Washington state along the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed's intrepid journey would challenge and frustrate but ultimately strengthen and heal the young hiker on a quest for self-reinvention.
$15.95

Among the Russians

RUS106
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
224
0060959290
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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The marvelous account of a 10,000-mile journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia in 1981. A gifted writer and intrepid traveler, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity in this lyrical book.
$14.99

Peaks on the Horizon, Two Journeys in Tibet

TBT168
Charlie Carroll
2015
368
1619024845
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Two men recount their personal relationships with the volatile and awe-inspiring country of Tibet: an English teacher who, acting on a lifelong obsession, explores the region during sabbatical and a Tibetan exile stranded at the border as he strives to reunite with the love of his life.
$16.95

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

HML13
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
1999
360
0385494785
PAPER
Exploration
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In this bestseller, climber and journalist Krakauer reconstructs a minute-by-minute account of what went wrong on the great mountain in 1996.
$16.00

Eccentric Islands, Travels Real and Imaginary

TVL112
Bill Holm
Milkweed Editions
2000
346
1571312595
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Holm mixes his meditative journeys to five actual islands (Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Isla Mujeres and Mallard Island) with utterly made-up places in this poetic, philosophical inquiry into the myth and meaning of islands.
$22.00

West with the Night

EAF10
Beryl Markham
North Point Press
2013
294
0865471185
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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Markham evokes the landscapes, people and wildlife of East Africa in engrossing detail in this classic memoir of amazing adventures as a bush pilot in 1930s Kenya. A favorite.
$16.00

The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

PAC146
J. Maarten Troost
Broadway Books
2004
288
0767915305
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Dragged unwittingly with his wife to Kiribati, the author settled down to explore the island and its eccentric inhabitants in this hilarious, disturbing first book. It's a fascinating, decidedly unromantic glimpse into island life.
$15.00

Deep Down Dark

CHI97
Hector Tobar
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
336
1250074851
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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Journalist Tobar brings to light the stories of the 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in the San Jose Mine outside of Copiapo, Chile in 2010 through this spirited survival tale that ultimately probes the soul of Chile itself.
$16.00

Without You, There Is No Us, My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite

KOR71
Suki Kim
Broadway Books
2015
304
0307720667
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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In this stirring memoir, South Korean writer-journalist Suki Kim recounts her experiences teaching heartbreakingly brainwashed students at a North Korean university -- a censored, prison-like environment.
$15.00

The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

SCN83
Michael Booth
Picador USA
2016
400
1250081564
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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Guardian journalist Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history and his own experiences in Nordic regions in this searing cultural portrait.
$17.00

Cry, The Beloved Country

SAF30
Alan Paton
Scribner
2003
317
0743262174
PAPER
Literature
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The deeply moving story of Reverend Kumalo's quest for justice. First published in 1948, it is a striking, poetic tribute to the power of the individual and a trenchant indictment of apartheid.
$16.00

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye

JPN460
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
336
0393352293
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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When her American father passes away, Mockett seeks consolation in her mother’s home country of Japan. She visits a radiation zone, a Buddhist school, temples and festivals in an effort to understand the Japanese way of grieving, to bury her dead and find healing.
$16.95

This Cold Heaven

ARC107
Gretel Ehrlich
Pantheon Books
2003
400
0679758526
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Ehrlich spent seven seasons in Greenland, mostly alone, traveling by boat, helicopter, plane and dogsled. This exhilarating book reflects her insight, knowledge and deep appreciation of the people and barren landscapes of the north.
$18.95