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Relato de un naufrago

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $9.99

¡Disponible por primera vez en eBook!

El 28 de febrero de 1955 el destructor Caldas, que viajaba de Estados Unidos a Colombia, sufrió un accidente. Con la finalidad de rescatar a los náufragos, las fuerzas norteamericanas del canal de Panamá peinaron la zona cercana al siniestro. Después de cuatro días de búsqueda... Read more >
Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Randolf Hogan


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $9.99

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK!


In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a... Read more >
Elephant Company
Elephant Company
Written by Vicki Croke
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069330
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Elephant Company
The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
Written by Vicki Croke


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $28.00

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The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill

 
Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War... Read more >
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Elephant Company
Elephant Company
Written by Vicki Croke
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679603993
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Elephant Company
The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
Written by Vicki Croke


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill

 
Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War... Read more >
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Lawrence in Arabia
Lawrence in Arabia
Written by Scott Anderson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307476418
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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $17.95

Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

One of the Best Books of the Year:
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Chicago Tribune


A New York Times Notable Book

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of...

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Of a Fire on the Moon
Of a Fire on the Moon
Written by Norman Mailer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553390612
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Of a Fire on the Moon

Written by Norman Mailer


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction—wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst... Read more >
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Of a Fire on the Moon
Of a Fire on the Moon
Written by Norman Mailer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780553390629
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Of a Fire on the Moon

Written by Norman Mailer


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $9.99

For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction—wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst... Read more >
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A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
Written by Scott Hubbartt, Foreword by Col. Tom Blase
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781601426048
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A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death--and Taught Me What Really Matters
Written by Scott Hubbartt
Foreword by Col. Tom Blase


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $14.99

"They say I'm crazy. That's OK. I'm just curious and determined."

—From Scott Hubbartt's diary, November 2, 2011

How Could He Possibly Make It Out Alive?

It was supposed to be a simple day hike. Scott Hubbartt was a military veteran with years of survival training. Everyone who knew him considered him an expert...

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A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
Written by Scott Hubbartt, Foreword by Col. Tom Blase
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781601426055
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A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death--and Taught Me What Really Matters
Written by Scott Hubbartt
Foreword by Col. Tom Blase


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $11.99

"They say I'm crazy. That's OK. I'm just curious and determined."

—From Scott Hubbartt's diary, November 2, 2011

How Could He Possibly Make It Out Alive?

It was supposed to be a simple day hike. Scott Hubbartt was a military veteran with years of survival training. Everyone who knew him considered him an expert...

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Hell Before Breakfast
Hell Before Breakfast
Written by Robert H. Patton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307377210
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Hell Before Breakfast
America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire
Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $28.95

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . .
 
Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian...

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Hell Before Breakfast
Hell Before Breakfast
Written by Robert H. Patton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307908902
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Hell Before Breakfast
America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire
Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $14.99

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . .
 
Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian...

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John Glenn
America's Astronaut
Written by Andrew Chaikin


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $4.95

In February 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Since then John Herschel Glenn Jr. has stood in the popular imagination as a quintessentially American hero. In John Glenn:  America's Astronaut, a special edition e-book featuring 45 stunning photographs as well as a video, Chaikin explores Glenn's path... Read more >
Storm Kings
Storm Kings
Written by Lee Sandlin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307473585
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Storm Kings
America's First Tornado Chasers
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.00

With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations

In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the...

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Born on a Mountaintop
Born on a Mountaintop
Written by Bob Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307720900
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Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Written by Bob Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.00

Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.  Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In Born on a Mountaintop, Bob Thompson combines the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced... Read more >
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The Broken Road
The Broken Road
Written by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590177549
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The Broken Road
From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Written by Patrick Leigh Fermor


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $30.00

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the... Read more >
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The Broken Road
From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Written by Patrick Leigh Fermor


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $30.00

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the... Read more >
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Between Man and Beast
Between Man and Beast
Written by Monte Reel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742438
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Between Man and Beast
An Unlikely Explorer and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm
Written by Monte Reel


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95

In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved gorilla skins—two of which were stuffed and brought on tour—and walked smack dab into the biggest...

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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Written by Artemis Cooper
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590176740
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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

Written by Artemis Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $30.00

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally... Read more >
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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

Written by Artemis Cooper


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $30.00

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally... Read more >
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Written by T E Lawrence
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804170826
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
Written by T E Lawrence


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks while the rest... Read more >
The Windward Road
The Windward Road
Written by Archie Carr
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307832115
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The Windward Road

Written by Archie Carr


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $13.99

The Windward Road, published in 1956, made history. When Archie Carr began to rove the Caribbean to write about sea turtles, he saw that their numbers were dwindling. Out of this appeal to save them grew the first ventures in international sea turtle conservation and the establishment of the Caribbean Conservation... Read more >
Saving the White Lions
Saving the White Lions
Written by Linda Tucker, Foreword by Andrew Harvey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583946053
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Saving the White Lions
One Woman's Battle for Africa's Most Sacred Animal
Written by Linda Tucker
Foreword by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $19.95

In this captivating, suspenseful memoir, white lion conservationist Linda Tucker describes her perilous struggle to protect the sacred white lion from the merciless and mafia-like trophy-hunting industry, armed only with her indomitable spirit and total devotion.
 
Her story begins in 1991 with a heart-stopping misadventure in the Timbavati Reserve... Read more >
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Saving the White Lions
One Woman's Battle for Africa's Most Sacred Animal
Written by Linda Tucker
Foreword by Andrew Harvey


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $14.99

In this captivating, suspenseful memoir, white lion conservationist Linda Tucker describes her perilous struggle to protect the sacred white lion from the merciless and mafia-like trophy-hunting industry, armed only with her indomitable spirit and total devotion.
 
Her story begins in 1991 with a heart-stopping misadventure in the Timbavati Reserve... Read more >
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The Vast Unknown
The Vast Unknown
Written by Broughton Coburn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307887146
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The Vast Unknown
America's First Ascent of Everest
Written by Broughton Coburn


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $26.00

By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – published to coincide with the climb's 50th anniversary­ – combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and...

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The Vast Unknown
The Vast Unknown
Written by Broughton Coburn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307887160
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The Vast Unknown
America's First Ascent of Everest
Written by Broughton Coburn


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.99

By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – published to coincide with the climb's 50th anniversary­ – combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and...

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