Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier cover
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From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.

In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers.

Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau,...
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Blood River: The Terrifying Journey through the World's Most Dangerous Country cover
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A British journalist retraces the legendary 1874 expedition of H. M. Stanley in this “remarkable marriage of travelogue and history” (Max Hastings, author of Armageddon).
 
When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to Africa in 2000,. he quickly became obsessed with the Congo River and the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley’s nineteenth-century journey along the nearly three-thousand-mile waterway. Despite repeated warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo’s eastern border with just a backpack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots.
 
Making his way in an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a pygmy rights advocate, he follows in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurer. Butcher’s forty-four-day journey along the Congo River is an unforgettable story of exploration, survival, and history come to life.
 
“Quite superb . . . a masterpiece.” —John le Carré, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
 
“Do NOT try to repeat Tim Butcher’s audacious and terrifying Co...
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The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-19 Edition (Book + Bonus Online Content) cover
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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond

The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more.

This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college

  • The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test
  • Offers bonus online content to help boost college readiness
  • Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years

This new...
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Trace Letters Of The Alphabet and Sight Words (On The Go): Preschool Practice Handwriting Workbook: Pre K, Kindergarten and Kids Ages 3-5 Reading And Writing cover
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This book is perfect for kids of all ages who want to learn letters of the alphabet and improve their handwriting skills. These essential letter drills will help with letter recognition and sounding out the letters is also recommended. It also includes exercises using sight words.

The Book Contains:

  • Premium matte cover design
  • Printed on high quality 60# interior stock
  • Perfectly sized at 8.5" x 11"
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The Official SAT Subject Test in U.S. History Study Guide cover
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SAT Subject Tests are a valuable way to help students show colleges a more complete picture of their academic background and interests. Each year, nearly 100K high school students take a history SAT Subject Test to demonstrate their knowledge. Several colleges and universities also require or recommend students to take SAT Subject Tests for admission and/or placement. Taking a SAT Subject Test in history can be a great way for students to demonstrate interest in the humanities.

The Official SAT Subject Test in U.S. History Study Guide from the College Board is the only source of official questions and answer explanations. Created from the makers of the Subject Tests, this guide offers a total of four (two never-been released) forms of actual past U.S. History exams for students to gain real practice. Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests, learning about test structure, and gaining a deeper understanding of what is tested on the test. The Official SAT Subject Test in U.S. History Study Guide will help students get ready for the test with:

•4 full-length, previously administered tests in U.S. History
•Det...
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Barron's SAT Subject Test U.S. History, 4th Edition: with Bonus Online Tests cover
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This updated edition provides a number of tools to help students succeed on the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History:
  • A diagnostic test to help students pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses
  • Three full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained
  • Timelines at the beginning of each chapter highlighting key events for quick review
  • Test-taking strategies and tips for answering multiple-choice questions
  • An in-depth review of U.S. history, starting with European colonization of North America and covering major topics that include: the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Great Depression, important Supreme Court cases, and more
  • Review quizzes with answer explanations following every five chapters

BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online SAT U.S. History tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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A Sorcerer's Fist (Song of Sorcery Book 5) cover
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Armed with knowledge of an insidious plot to assume power over the world, Ricky Valian must battle religious zealots within the organization that took him in after begin branded traitor. Together with a secret society that Ricky never took seriously, he finds allies that he once thought enemies to fight against the enemy hidden among those he thought were allies.

FANTASY - EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / YOUNG ADULT...
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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: A Supernatural Action Adventure Opera (Protected By The Damned Book 7) cover
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It's time to ask the right team for the solution.

The Demons have turned the tables on the Damned, and it takes a little while to catch up.

It's quiet, too  quiet.

Pandora reveals a little bit more about herself, who she is, and what she can do.

And Damian has to make some hard choices.

There is someone new coming to the team, and he is just this side of ... different.

The war with the enemy is burning - and it's time the General calls for special backup.

Because now even he  spells backup 'K.A.T.I.E.'

Scroll back to the top and click “Read for Free” or “Buy Now,” and kick back for a fun supernatural action-packed adventure that will have you yelling for the good guys and laughing at the arguments between Katie and…her.

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NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If this offends you, I suggest you don’t read this book.


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