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: 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 ...
: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
A decade ago Philip Connors left work as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and talked his way into a job as...
Halfway to Heaven
: My White-knuckled - and Knuckleheaded - Quest for the Rocky Mountain High
When Mark Obmascik's twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug, he can't resist the opportunity for ...
The Wild Trees
: A Story of Passion and Daring
Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring ...
The true story of long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox's ocean encounter with an 18-foot baby whale and her efforts...
The Devil's Teeth
: A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks
A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's ...
The Age of Gold
: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Tells the stories of the great fortunes made and of great fortunes lost by hundreds now forgotten by history; ...
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