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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
by Matthew Goodman
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chapter 1 A Free American Girl Nellie bly was born elizabeth jane cochran in western pennsyl-vania on May 5, 1864, though confusion about her exact age would persist throughout her life—a good deal of that confusion engineered by Bly herself, for... (read more)

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
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"The true story of the USS Jeannette, which set out for the North Pole in 1879. The voyage descended into disaster, but the crew fought on with a heroic determination that recalls Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken." Lev Grossman for Time... (read more)

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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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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
by Chuck Palahniuk
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"Fugitives and Refugees is more than a book about the weird people and dark corners of Portland. Tucked surreptitiously between chapters are eleven 'postcards,' which, cobbled together, make up a sort of memoir of Palahniuk's years in his adopted city... (read more)

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In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us. Three billion year old fossilized organisms off the western coast; a giant lobster on the side of a highway; empty, forbidding spaces... In a... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and... (read more)

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
by Candice Millard
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Well researched and skillfully written, this commanding account of achievement and calamity retraces Roosevelt's perilous expedition of the uncharted Amazon. A dazzling gem of history, Millard's impeccable narrative brims with imagery and tension.... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing 2014 (Best American)
The Best American Travel Writing 2014 (Best American)
by Jason Wilson
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“Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places theyve been dying to visit or revisit and places theyd never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This years volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do... (read more)

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A Time of Gifts
A Time of Gifts
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues... (read more)

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Carsick
Carsick
by John Waters
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A cross-country hitchhiking journey with Americas most beloved weirdo John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “Im Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from... (read more)

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious -- And Perplexing -- City
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious -- And Perplexing -- City
by David Lebovitz
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Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all... (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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Tracks (Vintage Departures)
Tracks (Vintage Departures)
by Robyn Davidson
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE A must for fans of Cheryl Strayed's WILD, and a cult classic in its own right, Tracks is the brilliantly written and frequently hilarious account of a young woman's odyssey through the deserts of Australia, with no... (read more)

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Saraban: A Chef's Journey Through Persia
Saraban: A Chef's Journey Through Persia
by Greg Malouf
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Take a journey through the culture and cuisine of Persia with exquisite recipes and stunning photographs. Join award-winning authors Greg and Lucy Malouf on a memorable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran. With... (read more)

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Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
by Andrew Blackwell
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For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth—Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. Its rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canadas oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great... (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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Between the Woods and the Water (New York Review Books Classics)
Between the Woods and the Water (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Considered one of the true classics of travel writing, Fermor continues his journey on foot across Europe to Constantinople, which he began in A Time of Gifts .... (read more)

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Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
by Matsuo Basho
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he... (read more)

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Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
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My to-read list is long as it is, so I usually put off reading bestsellers until (a) the hype dies down and used copies start to become available or (b) someone chastises me for not having read something that came out forever ago. And so it was that 10... (read more)

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
by Robert Macfarlane
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From the father of English nature writing: a superb selection of essays about rural England in the 1800s, with an introduction by the celebrated writer Richard Mabey Richard Jefferies was the most important and imaginative observers of the natural... (read more)

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