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    Harry's Bar
    The Life and Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark
    Arrigo Cipriani
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A meeting place for writers, artists, models, and the stars of stage, screen, and corporate boardrooms, a luxurious restaurant whose fabulous concoctions and timeless decor have often been imitated but never matched, Harry’s Bar in Venice has remained one of the world’s most renowned watering holes for... [READ MORE]
    In Search of King Solomon's Mines
    A Modern Adventurer's Quest for Gold and History in the Land of the Queen of Sheba
    Tahir Shah
    (Arcade Publishing)
    King Solomon, the Bible’s wisest king, possessed extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold from the porch to the inner sanctum, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. Long before H. Rider Haggard’s classic adventure novel King Solomon’s Mines unleashed gold fever... [READ MORE]
    Challenging the Pacific
    The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route
    Maud Fontenoy
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles in seventy-three days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman... [READ MORE]
    Alaskan Travels
    Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure
    Edward Hoagland, Howard Frank Mosher
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore... [READ MORE]
    The Angel Tree
    The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree
    Alex Dingwall-Main
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A serendipitous, fender-bending encounter between the author, a distinguished landscape architect, and a wealthy Frenchman in Provence leads to the strangest, funniest horticultural odyssey in recent memory. The rich, eccentric Frenchman has just finished renovating, with great care and attention, a... [READ MORE]
    Trail of Feathers
    In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
    Tahir Shah
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to “fly like birds” over the jungle, as a Spanish monk... [READ MORE]
    Swimming with Crocodiles
    The True Story of a Young Man in Search of Meaning and Adventure Who Finds Himself in an Epic Struggle for Survival
    Will Chaffey
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In the tradition of Into the Wild, here is the riveting story of a young man seeking his own truth and finding adventure in the awesome, unforgiving power of nature. Will Chaffey is eighteen when he boards a plane in New York bound for Australia. Taking time off to work and travel, Will meets an enigmatic... [READ MORE]
    Secrets of the Sands
    The Revelations of Egypt
    Harry Thurston
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In a part of Egypt so parched that decades might pass between rainstorms, amid a sea of sand, is a green island—Dakhleh, the “everlasting oasis”—that may contain the whole of human history. In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed science writer and journalist follows an international team of archaeologists... [READ MORE]
    Expatriate Paris
    A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s
    Arlen J. Hansen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible. From around the world writers, artists, and composers steamed in, to visit or linger, some to reside. For travelers, Francophiles and the curious, this gossipy retrospective... [READ MORE]
    Delirious Delhi
    Inside India's Incredible Capital
    David Prager
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife, Jenny, moved to a city of sixteen million people—with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Living and working in Delhi, the couple wrote about their travails and discoveries on their popular blog Our Delhi Struggle. This book,... [READ MORE]
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