If modern American archaeologists have a patron saint, it would be Indiana Jones, who burst onto the scene with the summer 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark.
“Less than a decade away from his infamous court-martial for insubordination, General Mitchell came up with a simple proposal to capture the imagination of the American public: a race acros
“The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn captures the man and his time, his impact on space flight, and the nature of heroism and hero worship.”
“Quimby deserves the attention Dahler gives her. Hers is a life worth knowing.”
Ben McGrath has a journalist's nose for news and telling details and a novelist's ability to tell a suspenseful story with vivid portraits of ordinary people such as Richard Conant, who did extraor
“Lost in the Valley of Death is a disturbing book that leaves you with a sense of wonder and a sense of unease. It’s a book that is not easy to put down.”
“Reading Rosemary Brown’ carefully crafted, charming book, readers can now be armchair companions of two amazing women.”
“Anyone who has walked even a short section of the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail has stepped into this dimension, which is nature’s gift to the human soul.”
“Anyone who appreciates historical narrative in which the boundaries of human endurance are examined will wholeheartedly appreciate this book.”
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“Ash’s gift for observation and love of people make this first book memorable.”
“There could not be a better subject for a work of graphic nonfiction (to use the author’s term) than the great Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.”
Here’s a big book about a big subject by a big name writer.
“In Full Flight succeeds as a fascinating character study, a deep ethical quandary, and an engrossing story.”
“an amazing true story that is told with immeasurable depth and compassion . . . an extraordinary glimpse . . .”
Novelist Russell Banks admits to having a serious case of wanderlust for the better part of half a century. Now 76, his international reputation as a writer in the grand tradition is secure.
Richard Halliburton was a dashing American traveler, adventurer, and author, partly remembered today for being the first to swim the length of the Panama Canal and paying the lowest toll in its his
Thad Carhart seems to have led a charmed life.
In 1997, one bad decision environmental science writer and adventurer Jon Turk made during his 25 years of backcountry skiing triggered an avalanche that nearly did to him what kayaking and sailing