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1 The Valley of Amazement - Amy Tan
Auteur : Amy Tan
Genre : Literary
Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign “Shanghailanders” living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.

A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, The Valley of Amazement returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.

2 Love Across The Continents - Rani Jhala
Auteur : Rani Jhala
Genre : Short Stories
A collection of five short stories about love.

The author wishes to thank Indian Link for their permission to publish them.

3 Ice Age: Continental Drift Movie Storybook - 20th Century Fox Film
Auteur : 20th Century Fox Film
Genre : Action & Adventure
Join the sub-zero heroes in the Ice Age: Continental Drift Movie Storybook from iStoryTime!

A continental cataclysm triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

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4 Valiant Ambition - Nathaniel Philbrick
Auteur : Nathaniel Philbrick
Genre : United States
A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the George Washington Prize

A surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, from the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye.

"May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.”—Boston Globe

"Clear and insightful, [Valiant Ambition] consolidates Philbrick's reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction."Wall Street Journal

In the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to t

5 Continental Contract - Don Pendleton
Auteur : Don Pendleton
Genre : Action & Adventure
“Action adventure icon” Mack Bolan is about to become an American Executioner in Paris (Los Angeles Times).
Using the sniper skills he sharpened in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Mack Bolan has waged a personal war against organized crime. Cleaning up the states came first. Now he’s going international. While staking out Mafia activity at the Washington Dulles airport, Bolan is caught in an ambush by syndicate guards. As a cordon of police close in on the most wanted man in America, Bolan is forced to fly or die.
Escaping on an airliner bound for the City of Lights, Bolan meets a man who could be his mirror image. So much so, that the double is mistakenly kidnapped by the mob as he steps off the plane. To rescue this unsuspecting innocent, the Executioner is going to bring the Paris underworld to its knees. He may not speak

6 Continental Drift - Russell Banks
Auteur : Russell Banks
Genre : Classics
Now available for the first time in e-book format, a powerful literary classic from one of contemporary fiction's most acclaimed and important writers, Russell Banks's Continental Drift is a masterful novel of hope lost and gained, and a gripping, indelible story of fragile lives uprooted and transformed by injustice, disappointment, and the seductions and realities of the American dream.
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8 Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
Auteur : Sarah Vowell
Genre : United States
From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.  

Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War.  Riding shotgun with Lafayette, Vowell swerves from the high-minded debates of Independence Hall to the frozen wasteland of Valley Forge, from bloody battlefields to the Palace of Versailles, bumping into John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Lord Cornwallis, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette and various kings, Quakers and redcoats along the way. 
Drawn to the patriots’ war out of a lust for glory, Enlighte

9 The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII., Mystery Tales - Various Authors
Auteur : Various Authors
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
There was a card party at the rooms of Naroumoff, of the Horse Guards. The long winter night passed away imperceptibly, and it was five o'clock in the morning before the company sat down to supper. Those who had won ate with a good appetite; the others sat staring absently at their empty plates. When the champagne appeared, however, the conversation became more animated, and all took a part in it.

10 Reminiscences of the Military Life and Sufferings of Col. Timothy Bigelow, Commander of the Fifteenth Regiment of the Massachusetts Line in the Continental Army, during the War of the Revolution - Charles Hersey
Auteur : Charles Hersey
Genre : United States
The writer of the following pages was dandled upon the knee of a worthy sire who had spent eight years of his life in the struggle for Independence and taught me the name of Col. Bigelow, long before I was able to articulate his name. Many have been the times while sitting on my father's lap around the old hearthstone, now more than fifty years since that I listened to affecting reminiscences of Col.

11 1St Grade Geography: Continents of the World - Baby Professor
Auteur : Baby Professor
Genre : Early Readers
At first grade, your child is expected to know all the continents of the world. But if he/she is lagging behind, don't worry because this educational book can help. Information presented here is done with the use of vibrantly colored pictures that call the attention. The use of colors and images allows for the better processing of memory and retention. Order a copy now!

12 Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War? - Kate Cooch
Auteur : Kate Cooch
Genre : Americas
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?

13 Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett
Auteur : Dashiell Hammett
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.

14 Advertising Across Continents - Angela Arnaout
Auteur : Angela Arnaout
Genre : Art & Architecture
A study on adverts’ effects in cultures as the Middle East in comparison to the western countries.

15 Cabin Fever - Mandy Smith & Nicola Stow
Auteur : Mandy Smith & Nicola Stow
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
In the tradition of Waiter Rant, a saucy look at life behind the beverage cart

Ever since Coffee, Tea or Me? was first published in the swinging sixties, the reading public has been enamored with stewardesses. In Cabin Fever, former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant Mandy Smith updates the genre, sharing the good, the bad, and the downright naughty about life in the air.

Smith’s jet-setting job took her to many exotic locations, and on the way she enjoyed plenty of steamy love affairs—even joining the Mile High Club. Whether she’s performing CPR on a pilot mid-flight or sipping Manhattans in the Big Apple, Cabin Fever provides plenty of risqué in-flight entertainment!

16 The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton - Allan Mclane Hamilton & Willard Sterne Randall
Auteur : Allan Mclane Hamilton & Willard Sterne Randall
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The life of Alexander Hamilton is certainly one of great complexity and controversy and, as a result, has been of great interest to the general public for centuries. In the past two hundred years, there have been many accounts of Hamilton’s life—mostly commenting on his political personality rather than his character, but none have touched upon the private life of the man quite like The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton.

Drawn chiefly from collected original family letters and documents, some never published before this book’s initial publication in 1910, Hamilton’s grandson Allan McLane Hamilton presents a portrait of one of America’s chief founding fathers unlike any other, recounting the life of his grandfather with an unmatchable insider’s eye. The author intimately discusses his grandfather’s private affairs in great detail, dispelling many rumors a

17 The Invention of Science - David Wootton
Auteur : David Wootton
Genre : History
A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world.

We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history.

The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent e

18 The Return of George Washington - Edward J. Larson
Auteur : Edward J. Larson
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs

"An elegantly written account of leadership at the most pivotal moment in American history" (Philadelphia Inquirer): Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson reveals how George Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president.

After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington shocked the world: he retired. In December 1783, General Washington, the most powerful man in the country, stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life at Mount Vernon. Yet as Washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered. Under the Articles of Confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy. The

19 No Summit out of Sight - Jordan Romero
Auteur : Jordan Romero
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true.

“The emotional pitch of the story remains high as Romero contends with extreme weather, frustration, exhaustion, and homesickness to reach, with almost palpable exhilaration, each peak” (Publishers Weekly<

20 Maphead - Ken Jennings
Auteur : Ken Jennings
Genre : Social Science
Record-setting Jeopardy! champion and New York Times bestselling author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings explores the world of maps and map obsessives, “a literary gem” (The Atlantic).

Ken Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the “unreal estate” charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy. Jennings also considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history, suggesting that the impulse to make and read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been.

From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the

21 I Don't Belong to You - Keke Palmer
Auteur : Keke Palmer
Genre : Self-Improvement
A sometimes serious, often hilarious, and always inspiring guide that encourages young women to live a life full of ownership, confidence, and freedom from singer and popular Scream Queens and Grease Live! actress Keke Palmer, delightfully illustrated in four color with Keke’s favorite inspirational quotes, journal entries, and memes.

As a successful music artist, actress, and talk show host, from inner city Chicago, Keke has always used her social media following and platform for real talk about the issues that matter most to her generation, but now she is speaking out candidly and for the first time about the secrets, struggles, and practices that have guided her to succeed. On the surface, it may appear that Keke has it made, but under the success, she has grappled with the same issues all young women wrestle with—identity, pressure, self-worth, love, sexu

22 Maps, the Oceans & Continents : Third Grade Geography Series - Baby Professor
Auteur : Baby Professor
Genre : Photography
Geography is a big subject to study as it encompasses boundaries set by man. How do you make it a friendly topic for young children? You break down concepts into easy to understand bits, of course! Top that with a presentation composed of vibrant images and great layout. Secure a copy of this educational book today!

23 Valley Forge - Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Auteur : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre : United States
The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is return with “a thorough, nuanced, and enthralling account” (The Wall Street Journal) about one of the most inspiring—and underappreciated—chapters in American history: the Continental Army’s six-month transformation in Valley Forge.

In December 1777, some 12,000 members of America’s Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment near British-occupied Philadelphia. Their commander in chief, George Washington, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. Yet, somehow, Washington, with a dedicated coterie of advisers, sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Against all odds, they manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force that will change the world forever.

Valley Forge is the

24 Connecting Classes Across Continents - Kristi Meeuwse, Marc Faulder & Mauri Dufour
Auteur : Kristi Meeuwse, Marc Faulder & Mauri Dufour
Genre : Education
This is the early learning edition of Connecting Classes Across Continents book. This book explores ‘why, how and what’ to do when thinking about starting global connections in your classroom. The book acts as an introductory guide which will sign post those who need more information to an iTunes U course populated with project templates to follow.

25 The First American - H. W. Brands
Auteur : H. W. Brands
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from ardently loyal subject of Britain to architect of an alliance with France that ensured America’s independence, Franklin went from obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired figures, whose circle included the likes of Voltaire, Hume, Burke, and Kant.
   Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of the eighteenth-century genius. A much needed reminder of Franklin’s grea

26 Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction - Simon Critchley
Auteur : Simon Critchley
Genre : Philosophy
Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition.

27 No Biking in the House Without a Helmet - Melissa Fay Greene
Auteur : Melissa Fay Greene
Genre : Parenting
Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood

When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, "among the greats: the Kennedys, the McCaughey septuplets, the von Trapp family singers, and perhaps even Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, gave birth to sixty-nine children in eighteenth-century Russia."

Greene is best known for her books on the civil rights movement and the African HIV/AIDS pandemic. She's been praised for her "historian's urge for accuracy," her "sociologist's sense of social nuance," and her "writerly passion for the beauty of language."

But Melissa and her husband have also pursued a more priv

28 The Continental Dragoon - Robert Neilson Stephens
Auteur : Robert Neilson Stephens
Genre : History
It has the sterling qualities of strong dramatic writing, and ranks among the most spirited and ably written historical romances of the season. An impulsive appreciation of a soldier who is a soldier, a man who is a man, a hero who is a hero, is one of the most captivating of Mr. Stephens's charms of manner and style

29 The true merits of a late treatise, printed in America, intitled, Common sense: clearly pointed out. Addressed to the inhabitants of America. By a late member of the Continental Congress, a native of a republican state. - Late Member of the Continental Congress.
Auteur : Late Member of the Continental Congress.
Genre : Fiction & Literature
The true merits of a late treatise, printed in America, intitled, Common sense: clearly pointed out. Addressed to the inhabitants of America. By a late member of the Continental Congress, a native of a republican state., Late Member of the Continental Congress.. The true merits of a late treatise, printed in America, intitled, Common sense: clearly pointed out. Addressed to the inhabitants of America. By a late member of the Continental Congress, a native of a republican state. Late Member of the Continental Congress. viii,44p. ; 8⁰. London : printed for W. Nicoll, 1776. Sometimes attributed to Henry Middleton. Reproduction of original from the Harvard University Houghton Library. Adams, 76-96 Sabin, 97127 English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN14152. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbri

30 Nine Continents - Xiaolu Guo
Auteur : Xiaolu Guo
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The acclaimed novelist’s award-winning memoir of growing up in a remote Chinese fishing village is “a rich and insightful coming-of-age story” (Kirkus).
The acclaimed author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers and I Am China, Xiaolu Guo grew up an unwanted child in a poor fishing village on the East China Sea. But a Taoist monk made a startling prediction to her grandmother: that Guo would prove herself to be a peasant warrior and grow up to travel the nine continents.
In Nine Continents, Guo tells the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders. From her family’s village to a rapidly changing Beijing, to a life beyond China, Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait o

31 Assembling California - John McPhee
Auteur : John McPhee
Genre : Geology
At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother Lode and across the Great Central Valley to the wine country of the Coast Ranges, the rock of San Francisco, and the San Andreas family of faults. The two disparate time scales occasionally intersect—in the gold disruptions of the nineteenth century no less than in the earthquakes of the twentieth—and always with relevance to a newly understood geologic history in which half a dozen large and separate pieces of country are seen to have drifted in from far and near to coalesce as California. McPhee and Moores also journeyed to remote mo

32 The Constitution of the United States, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitutional Dictionary - Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Constitutional Convention & Second Continental Congress
Auteur : Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Constitutional Convention & Second Continental Congress
Genre : Law
Anthology of the most important documents of the United States of America especially formatted for digital readers with linked articles and amendments and also with The Constitutional Dictionary.

* The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments; 
* The Declaration of Independence;
* The Articles of Confederation; 
* The Port of Boston Act

Table of Contents:
   1. The Declaration of Independence
   2. The Constitution of the United States
         1. Preamble
         2. Article I - The Legislative Branch 
         3. Article II - The Executive Branch 
         4. Article III - The Judicial Branch

33 World Atlas - My Ebook Publishing House
Auteur : My Ebook Publishing House
Genre : Reference
An interactive iPad version of the paper classic atlas book. 
There are over 300 outstanding  maps of continents, countries, islands and oceans that help children learn the continents and oceans of the world.
The whole interface of this ebook is designed to take advantage of the iPad screen, the maps experience is incredible. 
A true classic atlas book that's perfect for readers of all ages.

34 How to Be Married - Jo Piazza
Auteur : Jo Piazza
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it.

At age thirty-four, Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before long, Jo found herself riddled with questions. How do you make a marriage work in a world where you no longer need to be married? How does an independent, strong-willed feminist become someone’s partner—all the time?

In the tradition of writers such as Nora Ephron and Elizabeth Gilbert, award-winning journalist and nationally bestselling author Jo Piazza writes a provocative memoir of a real first year of marriage that will forever change the way we look at matrimony.

A travel editor constantly on the move, Jo journeys to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriag

35 The Origin of Continents and Oceans - Alfred Wegener
Auteur : Alfred Wegener
Genre : Earth Sciences
In 1915 Alfred Wegener's seminal work describing the continental drift was first published in German. Wegener explained various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. This edition includes new data to support his theories, helping to refute the opponents of his controversial views. 64 illustrations.

36 Total Germany - David Wragg
Auteur : David Wragg
Genre : Military
Covers the Second World War Operations of the Royal Navy in One Concise Volume

On the declaration of war in 1939, the British Admiralty signaled all warships and naval bases: “Total Germany, Total Germany.”

It was fortunate that of Germany’s three armed services, the Kriegsmarine, under Grosseradmiral Erich Raeder, was the least well prepared. They had not expected to fight all-out war for another two to three years. While Admiral Karl Dönitz’s U-boat force was to give the Allies much anxiety, Hitler was never comfortable or competent in his handling of naval surface forces. The all-important technological breakthroughs that played so crucial a role, particularly in the Battle of the Atlantic, are given due weight.

Total Germany is a concise yet comprehensive account of the Royal Navy’s part in the war at sea and the measures take

37 Almost Anywhere - Krista Schlyer
Auteur : Krista Schlyer
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
What do you do when your world ends?
At twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Her two best friends joined her—one a grumpy, grieving introvert, the other a feisty dog—and together they sought out every national park, historic site, forest, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in.

The journey began as a desperate escape from urban isolation, heartbreak, and despair, but became an adventure beyond imagining. Chronicling their colorful escapade, Almost Anywhere explores the courage, cowardice, and heroics that live in all of us, as well as the life of nature and the nature of life.

This eloquent and accessible memoir is at once an immersion in the pain of losing someone particularly close and espe

38 Scouting on Two Continents - Frederick Russell Burnham
Auteur : Frederick Russell Burnham
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Frederick Russell Burnham (1861 – 1947) was an American scout and adventurer who serve with the British in southern colonial Africa.

This classic includes the following chapters:

I. The Making of a Scout
II. First Lessons in Scouting
III. The Tonto Basin Feud
IV. My Smuggler Friend
V. Ups and Downs in Globe
VI. The Necktie Party
VII. Gold Mining
VIII. The Call to Africa
IX. The Long Trail
X. The Trek North
XI. The War Cloud
XII. Mashonaland
XIII. The First Matabele War
XIV. When the Compass Failed
XV. Carrying Dispatches
XVI. The Dash to Capture the King
XVII. Wilson’s Last Stand
XVIII. Forbes’s Retreat
XIX. After the War
XX. The Jameson Raid
XXI. The Second Matabele War
XXII. Rhodesia’s Darkest Hour
XXIII. The M’limo

39 The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition - Andrew Skurka
Auteur : Andrew Skurka
Genre : Sports & Outdoors
Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka—accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer—shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.

A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail.

This second edition features 16 new pages (including food on th

40 American Government 101 - Kathleen Sears
Auteur : Kathleen Sears
Genre : Political Science
All you need to know about elections, politics, and government!

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of government into tedious discourse that would put even the president to sleep. American Government 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn. From the backstory of the Constitution to the institution of the Electoral College, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts to help you learn about how the government of the United States actually works.

So whether you want to learn about how policies and laws are created, or just want to become a better-informed voter, American Government 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

41 At Home in the World - Tsh Oxenreider
Auteur : Tsh Oxenreider
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family’s adventure around the world—seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way—she discovers what it truly means to be at home.

The wide world is calling.

Americans Tsh and Kyle met and married in Kosovo. They lived as expats for most of a decade. They’ve been back in the States—now with three kids under ten—for four years, and while home is nice, they are filled with wanderlust and long to answer the call.

Why not? The kids are all old enough to carry their own backpacks but still young enough to be uprooted, so a trip—a nine-months-long trip—is planned.

At Home in the World follows their journey from China to New Zealand, Ethiopia to England, and more. They traverse bumpy roads, stand in awe before a waterfall that feels like

42 Last Horizons - Peter Hathaway Capstick
Auteur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
Genre : Sports & Outdoors
Peter Hathaway Capstick first earned a name as an outdoor writer in the pages of such magazines as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Hunting, The American Hunter, and Outdoor Life. In Last Horizons, the first of a two-volume collection of his hunting, fishing, and shooting tales, Capstick shares twenty-four stories of his keen eye and steady hand with rifle, shotgun, bow, and typewriter.

The critically acclaimed successor to Hemingway and Robert Ruark repeatedly put himself in harm’s way to write about close scrapes with his trademark wit and dash. He tells what it’s like to be in the path of an express train with Horns—the Cape buffalo; describes the heart-stopping sensation of sharing the immediate bush with several sickle-clawed lions that most certainly were prone to argue; and recounts his adventures bow-fishing for exotic speci

43 The Continental Army: War of American Independence (the Revolutionary War) - Basic Reference on the Military History of the Revolution, from New England in Arms to Victory at Yorktown - Progressive Management
Auteur : Progressive Management
Genre : United States
This significant historical book on a previously unexplored aspect of the Revolutionary War was produced by the Center of Military History, providing an important basic reference on the military history of the Revolution. The Continental Army details the basic military organization used during the war and to the forming of the Army's traditions and first tactical doctrine. This book traces the birth of the Army and its gradual transformation into a competent group of professionals and emphasizes for the first time the major influences of eighteenth century military theorists on that transformation.

The basic concepts of military organization within units and in the larger realm of command and staff determine an army's capabilities. These concepts, for example, can insure that an army will be unable to cope with irregular opponents in difficult terrain. An army's doctrine - a t

44 American Spring - Walter R. Borneman
Auteur : Walter R. Borneman
Genre : United States
A vibrant look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.

When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army.

American Spring follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775.

Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, an

45 Hunting Dangerous Game - Vin T. Sparano
Auteur : Vin T. Sparano
Genre : Sports & Outdoors
If you are like most hunters, you probably relish the thought of hunting dangerous game. It’s high adventure, challenge, terror, glamour, all rolled into one face-to-face encounter. Make no mistake—you will also experience fear. Your mouth will run dry, your knees will feel weak, and your hands will shake. You are hunting animals that can hurt and even kill you.

These are the stories of hunters and dangerous animals they have channeled. Some hunters did not fare well when it came to that final encounter, but that is what happens when you hunt game that gives no quarter. These tales, dating from the time of Teddy Roosevelt, relate adventures in Alaska, Africa, Malay, Mexico, and other places across the globe. After reading these stories, you will know how it feels to track down a rogue elephant, survive a grizzly attack, face a charging buffalo, and drive an arrow into a br

46 Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents. Band 3. - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Travel & Adventure
San Fernando de Apure. Verschlingungen und Gabelteilungen der Flüsse Apure und Arauca. Fahrt auf dem Rio Apure. Bis in die zweite Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts waren die großen Flüsse Apure, Payara, Arauea und Meta in Europa kaum dem Namen nach bekannt, ja weniger als in den vorhergehenden Jahrhunderten, als der tapfere Felipe de Urre und die Eroberer von Tocuyo durch die Llanos zogen, um jenseits des Apure die große Stadt des Dorado und das reiche Land Omaguas, das Tombuctu des neuen Continents, aufzusuchen. So kühne Züge waren nur in voller Kriegsrüstung auszuführen. Auch wurden die Waffen, die nur die neuen Ansiedler schützen sollten, beständig wider die unglücklichen Eingeborenen gekehrt. Als diesen Zeiten der Gewaltthätigkeit und der allgemeinen Noth friedlichere Zeiten folgten, machten sich zwei mächtige indianische Volksstämme, die Cabres und die Caraiben vom

47 First Family - Joseph J. Ellis
Auteur : Joseph J. Ellis
Genre : United States
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic’s tenuous early years.
John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both Adamses were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was clearly the more gifted of the two), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills this unprecedented and unsurpassed record to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story.

Ellis describes the first meeting between the two as inauspicious—John was twenty-four, Abigail just f

48 Death in a Lonely Land - Peter Hathaway Capstick
Auteur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
Genre : Sports & Outdoors
From the author of Last Horizons, Peter Hathaway Capstick now presents Death in a Lonely Land, a second volume of his hunting, fishing, and shooting adventures on five continents—stories collected from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA’s American Hunter, Guns & Ammo, and Petersen’s Hunting.

The stockbroker-turned-outdoorsman recalls his days as an African pro hunter in “The Killer Baboons of Vlackfontein.” “Four Fangs in a Treetop” records a foray into British Honduras for the jaguar, “a gold-dappled teardrop of motion.” Capstick narrowly escapes the Yellow Beard, Central America’s deadly tree-climbing snake, and cows “The Black Death” (Cape buffalo) in the kind of article that makes this author “the guru of American hunting fans” (New York Newsday). On Brazil’s forsaken Marajo Island,

49 The Revolutionary War (War of American Independence): The American Defense of Long Island 1776 - Destined for Failure? Soldiers of the Continental Army, American Forts in New York City, Washington - Progressive Management
Auteur : Progressive Management
Genre : United States
This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The Continental Congress and General Washington mistakenly inflated the importance of New York City to the cause of the revolution. After racing to beat the British to New York, Washington committed his army to the defense of Long Island, either overlooking or neglecting its critical vulnerabilities. Hopeful of a victory in the fashion of Bunker Hill that could bring an end to the war, Washington and his inexperienced corps of generals led an under-trained, under-equipped, undisciplined force into the largest battle of the Revolutionary War against one of the most experienced armies of its time. The subsequent battle was the most lopsided defeat the Continental army suffered during the war and the destruction of the army was prevented only by a daring retreat across the East Rive

50 Summary: From Worst to First - Gordon Bethune - BusinessNews Publishing
Auteur : BusinessNews Publishing
Genre : Transportation
Complete summary of Gordon Bethune’s book: “From Worst to First: Behind the Scenes of Continental's Remarkable Comeback”.

This summary of the ideas from Gordon Bethune’s book “From Worst to First” shows that all successes in your business or in your career will be the result of your ability to create, develop and maintain healthy and honest relationships. As the author rightly points out, there is no such thing as a successful company that sells a product nobody wants and where employees don’t want to come to work. In his book, Bethune explains how you must create a working environment that adds value and motivates employees to achieve success.

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