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Crazy-White-Man (Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee)
by Richard Morenus

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

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<h2><b>鈥渁 book that is a little classic of the rugged life.鈥?<em>Chicago Tribune</em></h2><br /><br />Have you thought of escaping from life in the 鈥淏ig City鈥?<br /><br />Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of work and leaving behind the tedious office job?</b><br /><br />Unhappy with his life in New York, Richard Morenus did just that.<br /><br />Taking along his dog and some equipment he left the humdrum life in the city for the wilderness.<br /><br />When he first arrived in the beautiful backwoods of Canada some Native Americans saw how unprepared he was for his new life and gave him the name Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee, which translates to Crazy-White-Man.<br /><br />The first few months of his life in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter were a fight for survival for Morenus, but as the years went by he became more competent and began to thrive in the beautiful landscape.<br /><br /><em>Crazy-White-Man</em> is a brilliant account of Richard Morenus鈥?search for a new life in the Canadian wilderness. It is told in a down-to-earth style that is sure to appeal to any reader who dreams of an adventure.<br /><br />鈥淎s a story of the indomitable spirit of men and women pitted against the overwhelming forces of nature, 鈥楥razy-White-Man鈥?is an inspiring one; as a tale of pure adventure, it will be hard to put down.鈥?<em>Chicago Tribune</em><br /><br />鈥淩espect for Mr. Morenus鈥?courage and hardihood grows with every page we read . . . it emerges as a valuable addition to the small number of books about the Canadian bush.鈥?<em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />鈥淎nyone from young to old who has wanted to toss the soft life of today into the discard and live as our ancestors did will enjoy this book. To those who have lived under frontier conditions it will be equally refreshing鈥攁nd that cannot be said for many of this type.鈥?<em>Colorado Spring Free Press</em><br /><br />鈥渙ne of the best tales of escape from city pressures ... It is a vivid close-up of the Ontario bush鈥攚ritten down with the vividness and gaiety of a man who knew he was free.鈥?<em>Christian Science Monitor</em><br /><br />Richard Morenus was a New York writer for radio and magazines when he left his old life for a new one in the wilderness of Ontario. He spent the next six years of his life there. His book <em>Crazy-White-Man</em> was first published in 1956 and he passed away in 1968.<br />
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, Wha...
by Joe Yogerst

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 04, 2019

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Customer Reviews
This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.
The Hitchhiker Man
by Matt Fox

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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In June of 2007 Matt Fox left his middle-class life in Toronto behind to go hitchhiking. One year later he arrived in Alaska with less than fifty dollars to his name.<br /><br />"The sound of something breathing deeply woke me up from my sleep. The strange noise provided a quick reminder that I was camping in Denali National Park 鈥?six million acres of raw Alaskan wilderness. I held my breath and hoped that whatever was beyond the thin fabric wall would go away. <br />The tent shook violently. I looked around, but I couldn鈥檛 see in the pitch-black night. Then the tent became still again. I could hear the creature鈥檚 claws tear the thick Alaskan moss as it circled us. I hoped it wasn鈥檛 a grizzly, but I had seen so many that morning there was no doubt that it had to be. <br /> My friend Heidi was sleeping peacefully beside me, unaware of the dire situation we were in. I couldn鈥檛 decide if I should wake her or let her sleep. Then the tent shook again. She had to know. It might be the last time we speak.<br />I remembered the girl who had given us a ride that morning who had insisted that we got bear spray. She took us to the store to buy some. It was thirty dollars, but I only had fifty to my name, so I left it on the shelf. It seemed like the biggest mistake of my life. <br />How did I end up in Alaska in the first place? I thought. When only a year before I had been living a normal middle-class life near Toronto. One decision to go hitchhiking had changed the path of my life forever. But I had no regrets for the decisions I had made. I had chosen what I thought was the right path for me and perhaps that path had finally come to its end. I said goodbye to the ones I loved then thanked the universe for the life I had lived before sitting and waiting in silence." <br />
Lonely Planet Germany (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

848

Publication Date

March 01, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <br /><p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Germany</i> </b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the glamour and grit of Berlin, tour hilltop castles in the fairy tale Black Forest and sail along the romantic Rhine 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Germany and begin your journey now!</p> <br /><p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Germany</i></b>:</p> <br /><ul> <br /><li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <br /><li><b>Highlights</b> <b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <br /><li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <br /><li><b>Essential info</b> <b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <br /><li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <br /><li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <br /><li><b>Covers</b> Berlin and around, Saxony, Munich and Bavaria, Stuttgart and the Black Forest, Frankfurt, Cologne, the Rhineland, Lower Saxony and Bremen, Hamburg and the North, Central Germany and more</li> <br /></ul> <br /><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Germany</i> </b>is our most comprehensive guide to Germany, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.</p> <br /><p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Berlin </i></b>for an in-depth look at all the capital has to offer, or our <b><i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i></b> regional guide.</p> <br /><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <br /><p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Secret Treasure of Oak Island: The Amazing True Story of a Centur...
by D'Arcy O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

August 24, 2018

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<font face="Tms Rmn">It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here, and as McGinnis and two friends started to dig, they found what turned out to be an elaborately engineered shaft constructed of oak logs, nonindigenous coconut mats, and landfill that came to be known as the Money Pit.</font><br /><font face="Tms Rmn">Ever since that summer day in 1795, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island off the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States. The island has consumed the fortunes-and in some cases, the lives-of those who have obsessively set out to unlock its secret. Despite all their efforts, the mystery remains unsolved, and not a single dime of treasure has ever been recovered.</font><br /><font face="Tms Rmn">The present-day search is an archaeological dig exceeding anything ever done anywhere for similar purposes, and it may well result in the discovery of one of the world's richest and most historically significant treasures. But this is also the story of individuals who have dedicated years of their lives to discover what was buried long ago beneath this strange island. They are driven by a lust for gold, by archaeological curiosity, and by their determination to outwit the engineer who was responsible for the Oak Island enigma.</font><br /><br /><br /><br />
Roads to Richmond: Portraits of Quebec's Eastern Townships
by Nick Fonda

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

September 20, 2010

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Customer Reviews
Part history, part travelogue, this charming聽guide introduces the unassuming but unforgettable people who live and work in the Eastern Townships鈥攖he tree-clad, rolling foothills nestled between the St. Lawrence River and the American border. Written in a tongue-in-cheek style by an award-winning journalist, the accounts of quirky people and interesting towns聽provide plenty of armchair reading鈥攁nd the attractions of the area聽will surely beckon to travelers聽who hope to find the quintessential聽Canada.
Parking the Moose: One American's Epic Quest to Uncover His Incre...
by Dave Hill

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b><b>A quarter-Canadian from Cleveland explores his roots--and melts your face with joy.</b></b><br /><br />There's an idea most Americans tend to learn as children. The idea that their country is the "best." But this never stuck with Dave Hill, even though he was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His grandfather, you see, was from Canada (Clinton, Ontario, to be exact). And every Sunday at dinner he'd remind Dave and anyone else within earshot that it was in fact Canada, this magical and mysterious land just across the mighty Lake Erie, that was the "best."<br /><br />It was an idea that took hold. While his peers kept busy with football, basketball and baseball, hockey became the only sport for Dave. Whenever bacon was served at home, he'd be sure to mention his preference for the Canadian variety. Likewise, if a song by Triumph came on the radio, he'd be the first to ask for it to be cranked up as loud as it would go. And he was more vocal about the vast merits of the Canadian healthcare system than any nine-year-old you'd ever want to meet. (That last part is a lie, but hopefully it makes the point that he was so into Canada that it was actually kind of weird.)<br /><br />In later years he even visited Canada a couple of times. But now, inspired by a publisher's payment of several hundred dollars (Canadian) in cash, he has travelled all over the country, reconnecting with his heritage in such places as Montreal, Moose Jaw, Regina, Winnipeg, Merrickville and of course Clinton, Ontario, meeting a range of Canadians, touching things he probably shouldn't and having adventures too numerous and rich in detail to be done justice in this blurb.<br /><br />The result, he promises, is "the greatest Canada-based literary thrill ride of your lifetime."
Dancing Through History: In Search of the Stories That Define Can...
by Lori Henry

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

February 10, 2015

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Customer Reviews
Some people travel to discover a country鈥檚 architecture; others to sample its cuisine, or experience its nature. For author Lori Henry, travel is a way to discover a country's dances. <br /><br />In Dancing Through History, Henry crosses Canada鈥檚 vast physical and ethnic terrain to uncover how its various cultures have evolved through their dances. <br /><br />Her coast-to-coast journey takes her to Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, where she witnesses the seldom seen animist dances of the islands鈥?First Nation people. And in the Arctic, Henry partakes in Inuit drum dancing, kept alive by a new generation of Nunavut youth. And in Cape Breton, she uncovers the ancient 鈥渟tep dance鈥?of the once culturally oppressed Gaels of Nova Scotia. <br /><br />During her travels, Henry discovers that dance helps to break down barriers and encourage cooperation between people with a history of injustice. Dance, she finds, can provide key insight into what people value most as a culture, which is often more similar than it seems. It is this kind of understanding that goes beyond our divisive histories and gives us compassion for one another.<br /><br />Lori Henry is a writer and dance anthropologist based in Vancouver, Canada. She has been dancing since she was two years old. www.LoriHenry.ca.
Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

March 01, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <br /><p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i> </b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Munich鈥檚 famous art and beer scene, tour hilltop castles in the fairy tale Black Forest and wind your way along the Romantic Road 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest and begin your journey now!</p> <br /><p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i></b>:</p> <br /><p></p><ul><li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li><li><b>Highlights</b> <b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li><li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li><li><b>Essential info</b> <b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li><li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li><li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li><li><b>Covers</b> Munich, Bavaria, Stuttgart, the Black Forest, Salzburg and more</li></ul><p></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i> </b>is our most comprehensive guide to Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.</p> <br /><p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Germany </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.</p> <br /><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <br /><p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017<br /></p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches
by , Sidney Crosby

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In <i>Behind the Bench</i>, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries鈥攏ames like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien鈥攁ll of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests鈥攂oth wins and losses鈥攁re reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.

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