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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his... (read more)

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
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Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless'... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men... (read more)

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson has tackled the Appalachian Trail, troublesome words, Captain James Cook, and repatriation. After the entertaining (and just slightly ambitious) Short History of Nearly Everything, he turns the spotlight back on himself. "This is a book about... (read more)

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson
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Every autumn, men and women across the country undertake a quintessential American tradition: deer hunting. The pinnacle of a hunter's quest is killing a buck with antlers that “score” in the Boone and Crockett record book.  Whitetail... (read more)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
by John Berendt
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks... (read more)

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
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"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (read more)

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Ava's Man
Ava's Man
by Rick Bragg
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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin? a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he?s writing about his grandfather Charlie... (read more)

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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
by Mike Davis
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To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To its detractors, it is "The Big Nowhere." No one has better captured L.A.'s bizarre role as both utopia and dystopia than Davis, the author of this mordantly elegant and wide-ranging work... (read more)

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Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
by Evan S. Connell
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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S... (read more)

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson
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The Appalachian Trail 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... (read more)

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Daniel Boone's Own Story & the Adventures of Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone's Own Story & the Adventures of Daniel Boone
by Daniel Boone
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"Many dark and sleepless nights have I been a companion for owls, separated from the cheerful society of men, scorched by the summer's sun and pinched by the winter's cold — an instrument ordained to settle the wilderness." Motivated by a... (read more)

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A Turn in the South (Vintage International)
A Turn in the South (Vintage International)
by V S Naipaul
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In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South -- from... (read more)

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Home Town
Home Town
by Tracy Kidder
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In this fascinating book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder takes us inside the everyday workings of Northampton, Massachusetts -- a place that seems to personify the typical American hometown. Kidder unveils the complex drama behind the... (read more)

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Black Hills/Badlands: The Web of the West
Black Hills/Badlands: The Web of the West
by Mike Link
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Voyageur Naturally is your one-stop resource for books about nature and country sports. We have one of the largest selections available for both young adult and adult readers. Zoos and aquariums, natural history museums, gift shops, sporting book... (read more)

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Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
by Jonathan Kozol
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Chapter 1 The Number 6 train from Manhattan to the South Bronx makes nine stops in the 18-minute ride between East 59th Street and Brook Avenue. When you enter the train, you are in the seventh richest congressional district in the nation. When you leave,... (read more)

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The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today (National Geographic)
The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today (National Geographic)
by Stephen E Ambrose
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On a map, the Mississippi River cuts America neatly in half coursing from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and separating East from West. But the Mississippi is in fact the “spine of our nation,” says Stephen Ambrose. It knits the nation... (read more)

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The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
by Henry Beston
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The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been... (read more)

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