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One man, one canoe, five solo journeys to five remote wilderness regions in Western Ontario, Canada.
Can you imagine being retired (over 60), healthy and determined to research and travel alone for three weeks or longer on numerous wilderness trips into areas that you know little about? Can you imagine not being in verbal or social media contact with anyone for over one hundred days of travel? What does it take to be self sustained and responsible for all of one’s actions and decisions?
The solo canoe journal stories are a combination of the day to day excursions and decisions that a solo paddler must make to successfully navigate from one lake or campsite to another and to another and so on while managing to stay safe and to not get lost in the wilderness. The journal stories are also filled with very real and personal insights into the mind frame of the author who attempts to relate to the reader the intense feeling of what wilderness, or solitude or fear or a number of intimate emotions means to him in the moment.
Alone in a Canoe also includes detailed gear and food lists and trip statistics. The stories are inspiring. It is a must read if you ever dreamed about what it would be like to be alone in a canoe in the wilderness for any length of time. The book is printed in a 8 ½ by 8 ½ format to enhance the more than 200 color photos documenting the journeys.
People who Paddle a Canoe, Outdoor and Wilderness Enthusiasts, Backcountry Educators, Adventure Advocates, Future Campers, Fisherman, Recreators, Dreamers, Individuals who Cherish Solitude, and Folks who enjoy great Nature Photography will enjoy this book.$2.99–$30.75 Select options
Los Araya podrían ser como cualquier familia chilena tradicional, salvo porque Javier, el patriarca, decidió emigrar a Estados Unidos en busca de mejores oportunidades para él, su señora y sus hijos.
Los Araya podrían ser como cualquier familia que se radica en un país distinto al de origen, excepto porque uno de sus integrantes – Tom – se convirtió en una estrella de la música a escala global.
Jeanette – la segunda de siete hermanos – construye un retrato familiar íntimo, conmovedor y sorprendente desde un lugar privilegiado: Como hija amada por un padre trabajador y sacrifi cado y como testigo del nacimiento, desarrollo y consolidación de una de las bandas más grandes en la historia del metal.
Bloodline: La historia de los Araya es tanto un ejercicio de memoria como un manifi esto de gratitud que gustará tanto a los fanáticos de Slayer y de la música extrema como a cualquier persona amante de los relatos intensos, divertidos y entrañables.$16.99–$29.99 Select options
He was wrongfully convicted, his lifelong career destroyed, and he was sent to a prison 2,200 miles from home, for a crime he did not commit. She lay in a hospital, clinging to life, with only a 50/50 chance of survival. But they hung on to their faith in God through it all. This is only the beginning of the dynamic testimony of Dick and Donna Walls.
Having experienced unimaginable pain, broken hearts, financial ruin, and imprisonment, Dick and Donna have been called to Broken Vessel Ministries, a special ministry to the brokenhearted who need healing and a renewed assurance that God does care.$9.99 Select options
During an aortic aneurysm, author Gregory E. Lojacono had a near death experience that was so incredible he had to write about it. In Cobblestones of Hope, Gregory shares with his readers the great amount of love waiting for them in Jesus and the experiences he went through in his life. What the author experienced upon his return was amazing! A big voice said, “It’s not time yet.” He didn’t realize then that he had colon cancer but there was so much to come.
Gregory E. Lojacono was an airline pilot. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Mass Communication and Business. He has resided in Belleville, IL area, for the past thirty-three years. He does independent volunteer work in the local area.$12.99 Select options
A biography of my uncle’s combat and capture in the Philippines, and POW survival there and in Japan, WWII. Includes my own visits, observations and investigations in the Philippines in 2016.
When Richard W. Bartz joined the Army-Air-Corps at 18 in 1939–a big, strapping Irish-American lad–it was as much for a new home, and escape from a young life of sorrow and survival, as it was to serve his country.
Upon his signing-in, he said, “Uncle Sam had never had a more eager recruit.”
Eager or not, Dick had no idea what was in store for him. His enlistment took him to the Philippines, which locale and duty greatly pleased him. Then World War II broke out, anchoring its fangs deep into the tiny island of Corregidor, where Dick was stationed. His fate was sealed.
Subsequently, Dick saw extensive and prolonged combat and action not only in Corregidor, but across Manila Bay at Bataan, where he would be captured and start the infamous Bataan Death March. But, he escaped his captors, only to somehow return to Corregidor from across the rugged Bay, and finally be conquered again after a brave defense.
He then became a prisoner of war of the Japanese, and POW in the Philippines, and finally in Japan, until the Americans were victorious in the mid-40s.
His survival skills from his turbulent youth saw him through years of captivity and torture. When he left the war zone at 6-feetplus and 108 pounds, he returned to the States only half the man he was–but he was alive.$14.99–$29.99 Select options
Dear Folks: A Memoir From 500 Letters recounts the personal and professional life of Richard F. Leighton, M.D., Sc.D. (Hon) a cardiologist and physician educator. The memoir is based on all the letters he wrote his parents from the 1940s to the 1980s that were saved by his mother and brother, then rediscovered by his nephew. This correspondence has been supplemented by letters Dr. Leighton wrote to his late wife before their marriage and by letters his daughter wrote from abroad: totaling altogether over 500 letters. In this memoir Dr. Leighton has matched the lessons he learned with the people and episodes that taught him as he evolved from a schoolboy into a physician and educator in the hope that readers who aspire to a similar career path might gain some insights that would prove useful to them.$26.00–$37.00 Select options
The book is my story but I was motivated to write after my mother survived a blood clot and an autoimmune skin disease at 96. I have relied on non-western medicine throughout my ordeal. I recommend that we embrace alternatives in medicine, home care and housing.
My website is http://www.cmhamilton.com$2.99–$17.99 Select options
Julie Davis-Tittenhofer is a former lawyer, healthcare administration consultant, and seriel entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Inspirit-Widowed Young Support Group, Inc. Having been her husband’s caregiver through a long battle with colon cancer and then losing him in a tragic accident, she has journeyed through life, love, death, grief and spirituality.
About the author:
A member of the Georgia Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Julie graduated
from Mercer University School of Law and went on to practice civil litigation before returning to work in healthcare. Most recently, Julie found a way to combine her love for healthcare with her entrepreneurial spirit and founded Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, Inc. Despite her busy schedule, Julie continues to give of her time when young widows and widowers call, helping them heal from their grief while simultaneously uncovering their life purpose.$9.04 Select options
Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw is the story about the life and times of Jack Adkisson, also known as pro wrestling legend Fritz Von Erich, and the famous Von Erich wrestling dynasty. “Not since the Kennedys of Massachusetts has an American family publicly suffered personal tragedy after personal tragedy like the Von Erichs of Denton County, Texas.”
While the Kennedy family became famous worldwide for their political accomplishments and the tragedies of their sons, the Von Erich family became famous worldwide for their athletic accomplishments and the tragedies in their family.
Read how Fritz Von Erich and his five sons impacted the wrestling world with their family’s show World Class Championship Wrestling, which at one time was syndicated in 66 U.S. television markets, Japan, Argentina, and the Middle East. The story, as told to Ron Mullinax by Jack Adkisson himself, follows his wrestling career and family tragedies beginning in the 1950s and continuing until his death in 1997.$2.99–$29.99 Select options
From Green Hills to Blue Seas is the memoir of a young American determined to be a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. With no nominations available from his state’s members of Congress, he enlists. From such humble beginnings, the young man makes his own way and retires from the US Navy thirty-nine years later in the rank of vice admiral. Beyond being a compelling story of personal success, From Green Hills to Blue Seas is one of a family’s triumph over tragedy and a military community’s legacy of strength and national service. Author James Sagerholm’s only son went on to attend the Naval Academy. Though his life was cut tragically short during a military aircraft accident, his own son grew up knowing his father had been a hero. That boy became a third-generation graduate of the academy, served his country in Afghanistan, and is now a Marine Corps captain. He encouraged his grandfather to write this memoir, drawing together one family’s story―and opening it up to touch the lives of other US Navy families.$2.99–$16.99 Select options