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    • After we kill you, we will welcome you back as honored guests : unembedded in Afghanistan
      After we kill you, we will welcome you back as honored guests : unembedded in Afghanistan
      Ted Rall.
      "An unflinching account--in words and pictures--of America's longest war by our most outspoken graphic journalist Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan--without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs--where no one else would go (except, of course, Afghans). He made two long trips: the first in the wake of 9/11, and the next ten years later to see what a decade of U.S. occupation had wrought. On the first trip, he shouted his dispatches into a satellite phone provided by a Los Angeles radio station, attempting to explain that the booming in the background--and sometimes the foreground--were the sounds of an all-out war that no one at home would entirely own up to. Ten years later, the alternative newspapers and radio station that had financed his first trip could no longer afford to send him into harm's way, so he turned to Kickstarter to fund a groundbreaking effort to publish online a real-time blog of graphic journalism (essentially, a nonfiction comic) documenting what was really happening on the ground, filed daily by satellite. The result of this intrepid reporting is After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests--a singular account of one determined journalist's effort to bring the realities of life in twenty-first-century Afghanistan to the world in the best way he knows how: a mix of travelogue, photography, and award-winning comics"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Tracks
      Robyn Davidson.
      When Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of Australia, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide, and a shameless publicity seeker. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is something more: a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.
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    • Scenic routes & byways New York
      Scenic routes & byways New York
      Randi Minetor
      Where is the world's largest kaleidoscope? Who won the battle for the New York/New Jersey border? Where can you find the best ice cream in the Adirondacks? Scenic Routes & Byways New York features thirty separate drives through the Empire State, from the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario to Long Island's North and South Forks. An indispensable companion to the most beautiful and interesting places, Scenic Routes & Byways New York includes full-color photos, route maps and in-depth descriptions. Get ready to explore all manner of curiosities, landscapes, and historic spots as you rediscover this fascinating state.
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    • Outlander : a novel
      Outlander : a novel
      Diana Gabaldon.
      Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.
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    • Whatever you do, don't run : true tales of a Botswana safari guide
    • In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette
      In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette
      Hampton Sides.
      In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice -- a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival.
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    • Tudor adventures : an Arctic voyage of discovery : the hunt for the northeast passage
      Tudor adventures : an Arctic voyage of discovery : the hunt for the northeast passage
      James Evans.
      In this moving story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and adventure, historian James Evans vividly shows how the 1553 voyage of Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea, laid the foundations for England's expansion on a global stage.
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    • The top of the bottom of the world : a doctor's journey to the highest point of the South Pole
    • Day hikes in Grand Teton National Park : 89 great hikes
    • Walking in the Cotswolds
    • Fishing secrets from Florida's east coast
      Fishing secrets from Florida's east coast
      Ron Presley
      Offers practical information to anglers of all skill levels and interests in this clear, concise guide; provides essential information anglers need both to have a successful excursion and to protect the fishing resource for the future. Also features contributions from local guides and experts.
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