Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage pdf

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage  pdf

Title: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage pdf

Author: Alfred Lansing

Genre: ,Nonfiction,History,Adventure,Biography,Travel,Audiobook,Adventure,Survival,Historical,Leadership,Environment,Nature

Pages: 282 pages

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage pdf

The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.,In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.,In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton’s fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

 

Hawaii pdf

Hawaii  pdf

Title: Hawaii pdf

Author: James A. Michener

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Classics,Travel,Epic,Novels,North American Hi…,American History,Literature,Adult Fiction

Pages: 1136 pages

Hawaii pdf

An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.,Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.

 

Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit pdf

Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit  pdf

Title: Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit pdf

Author: Tim Butcher

Genre: ,Cultural,Africa,Travel,Nonfiction,History,Western Africa,Liberia,Western Africa,Sierra Leone

Pages: 336 pages

Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit pdf

For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa’s cruellest contemporary icons. This travel book touches on one of the most fraught parts of the globe at a different moment in its history.

 

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War pdf

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War  pdf

Title: The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War pdf

Author: Tim Butcher

Genre: ,History,Nonfiction,War,World War I,War,Biography,Travel

Pages: 352 pages

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War pdf

On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Yet the events Princip triggered were so monumental that his own story has been largely overlooked, his role garbled and motivations misrepresented.,The Trigger puts this right, filling out as never before a figure who changed our world and whose legacy still has an impact on all of us today. Born a penniless backwoodsman, Princip’s life changed when he trekked through Bosnia and Serbia to attend school. As he ventured across fault lines of faith, nationalism and empire, so tightly clustered in the Balkans, radicalisation slowly transformed him from a frail farm boy into history’s most influential assassin.,By retracing Princip’s journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, Tim Butcher illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him. Tim uncovers details about Princip that have eluded historians for a century and draws on his own experience, as a war reporter in the Balkans in the 1990s, to face down ghosts of conflicts past and present.,The Trigger is a rich and timely work that brings to life both the moment the world first went to war and an extraordinary region with a potent hold over history.

 

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail pdf

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail  pdf

Title: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail pdf

Author: Bill Bryson

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Travel,Humor,Autobiography,Memoir,Environment,Nature,Adventure

Pages: 397 pages

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail pdf

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way—and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

 

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time pdf

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time  pdf

Title: Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time pdf

Author: Greg Mortenson ,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography,Travel

Pages: 349 pages

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time pdf

The inspiring account of one man’s campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.,In April 2011, the CBS documentary “60 Minutes” called into question Greg Mortenson’s work. The program alleged several inaccuracies in Three Cups of Tea, and its sequel, Stones into Schools, as well as financial improprieties in the operation of Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute. Questions were also raised about Mortenson’s claim that he got lost near K2 and ended up in Korphe; that he was captured by the Taliban in 1996; the number of schools the CAI claimed to have built; and whether CAI funds had been used appropriately for Mortenson’s book tours. Jon Krakauer, who had supported the CAI to the tune of $75,000, also questioned Mortenson’s accounts, and released his allegations in a lengthy article titled Three Cups of Deceit.

 

Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart pdf

Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart  pdf

Title: Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart pdf

Author: Tim Butcher

Genre: ,Travel,Nonfiction,Cultural,Africa,History,Adventure,Autobiography,Memoir

Pages: 363 pages

Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart pdf

A compulsively readable account of a journey to the Congo — a country virtually inaccessible to the outside world — vividly told by a daring and adventurous journalist.,Ever since Stanley first charted its mighty river in the 1870s, the Congo has epitomized the dark and turbulent history of a failed continent. However, its troubles only served to increase the interest of Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher, who was sent to cover Africa in 2000. Before long he became obsessed with the idea of recreating Stanley’s original expedition — but travelling alone.,Despite warnings Butcher spent years poring over colonial-era maps and wooing rebel leaders before making his will and venturing to the Congo’s eastern border. He passed through once thriving cities of this country and saw the marks left behind by years of abuse and misrule. Almost, 2,500 harrowing miles later, he reached the Atlantic Ocean, a thinner and a wiser man.,Butcher’s journey was a remarkable feat. But the story of the Congo, vividly told in Blood River, is more remarkable still.,,From the Hardcover edition.

 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas pdf

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  pdf

Title: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas pdf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Humor,Writing,Journalism,Novels,Literature,American,Literature,Contemporary,Travel,Humor,Comedy

Pages: 204 pages

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas pdf

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.

 

Eat, Pray, Love pdf

Eat, Pray, Love  pdf

Title: Eat, Pray, Love pdf

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Travel,Biography,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit,Romance,Spirituality,Contemporary,Biography Memoir,Biography,Autobiography

Pages: 368 pages

Eat, Pray, Love pdf

A celebrated writer’s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life. ,Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. ,To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly. ,An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

 

On the Road pdf

On the Road  pdf

Title: On the Road pdf

Author: Jack Kerouac

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Travel,Literature,Novels,Literature,American,Adventure,Literature,20th Century,Unfinished,Classics,Modern Classics

Pages: 307 pages

On the Road pdf

When Jack Kerouac’s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm. A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac’s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American fiction for ever.,Influenced by Jack London and Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac always wanted to be a writer, but his true voice only emerged when he wrote about his own experiences in On the Road. Leaving a broken marriage behind him, Sal Paradise (Kerouac) joins Dean Moriarty (Cassady), a tearaway and former reform school boy, on a series of journeys that takes them from New York to San Francisco, then south to Mexico. Hitching rides and boarding buses, they enter a world of hobos and drifters, fruit-pickers and migrant families, small towns and wide horizons. Adrift from conventional society, they experience America in the raw: a place where living is hard, but ‘life is holy and every moment is precious’.,With its smoky, jazz-filled atmosphere and its restless, yearning spirit of adventure, On the Road left its mark on the culture of the late 20th century, influencing countless books, films and songs. Kerouac’s prose is remarkable both for its colloquial swing and for the pure lyricism inspired by the American landscape – ‘the backroads, the black-tar roads that curve among the mournful rivers like Susquehanna, Monongahela, old Potomac and Monocacy’. This Folio Society edition is illustrated with evocative photographs of Kerouac and the landscapes of 1950s America. Now acknowledged as a modern classic, On the Road remains a thrilling and poignant story of the road less travelled.