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: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
1889: Two women, successful journalists and writers, set off in a desperate rate in opposite directions, each ...
: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North ...
: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America
From the glittering court of Catherine the Great to the wilds of the New World, Matthews conjures a ...
: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution
Darwin's Armada tells the stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace, four ...
Down the Nile
: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
In 1998 Rosemary Mahoney took a solo trip down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat. This is the unforgettable ...
Skeletons on the Zahara
: A True Story of Survival
A spectacular true odyssey through the extremes of the Sahara Desert in the early 19th century. Reader and ...
The Land That Never Was
: Sir Gregor MacGregor and the Most Audacious Fraud in History
The bizarre tale of a 19th century land swindle by 'Sir Gregor MacGregor', who conned hundreds of people into ...
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