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Birds, Beasts and a Bike Under the Southern Cross By David Stirling
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This is the story of David and Ruth Stirling immersed in the birds, beasts, weather and stars in New Zealand and Australia in the 1950s. Stirling has a knack for spinning tales of grand misadventures... More > with delightful understatement. While traveling by motorcycle and camping rough, they take up a string of temporary jobs to keep alive and healthy. In that post-World War II era, intentionally travelling in such nomadic fashion was quite unusual -- enough to prompt news coverage in local papers wherever they went. "David is a superb naturalist, an uninhibited storyteller and vivid word painter of landscapes, wildlife and people whose fun memoir will leave you learning and laughing," comments noted author Lyn Hancock. Birder-naturalist Alan MacLeod predicts "David Stirling's lively account of a two-year-long motorcycle odyssey among the wonders of Australia and New Zealand is sure to quicken the blood and impel you to pursue your own dreams." < Less
Smith: An Uncommon History By Brian Smith
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"On the way home, the Lees waylaid them, and began shooting at Uncle Will. He jumped off his horse, and fired back. The ball struck, Dan Lee's thumb as he aimed his pistol at Uncle Will and the... More > ball went on through Lee's chest. He died that night. Two other men were also shooting at Smith, one from under a horse's neck and the other behind a tree. Uncle Will shot one in the calf of the leg and the other in the heel, having emptied his pistol, he ducked into the brush and escaped." The true story of the Smith family arriving in the United States of America in the 18th century and traveling westward. Harrowing tales of indian encounters, horse racing, growing up in the frontier, and treacherous travel by horse-drawn covered wagons. Memoirs originally written in 1930, adapted into a chronological account by Brian Smith in 2012.< Less
Roughing It By Mark Twain
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The semiautobiographical travel memoir records Twain’s, more or less, personal journey across the Wild West in search of adventure while exploring variable locations. Accompanying his brother... More > on what becomes a trip of a lifetime, the young Samuel Clemens finds himself in many different vocational roles as he explores and observes the magnificence of the American West. Not refraining from the usual social commentary, Twain directs criticism on various social and moral issues which he approaches through his sly and witty style. Presented in a first person narration, Roughing It serves as an instrument allowing a momentary escape from modern society and the chance to experience the true nature of the Wild West, with images of mining, gold prospecting, and the grandeur of untouched wilderness. The novel begins with the young narrator travelling to Nevada to assist his brother Orion Clemens, who has been appointed to a government position, and is required to move west.< Less
Life on the Mississippi - unabridged with the original illustrations (Literary Thoughts Edition) By Mark Twain
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Literary Thoughts edition presents Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain ------ "Life on the Mississippi", written in 1883, is a memoir by Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) of his days... More > as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.< Less
Ian and Manda on Tour (Book 1) By Ian Lloyd & Manda Lloyd
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This diary was originally published on a blog that we updated regularly while making our way around the world on a year-long trip. It is now archived online at this... More > location: http://lloydi.com/travel-writing/round-the-world-trip/ All the content here is the same as the original blog, but without the comments that readers added. We hope that you enjoy reading what was, essentially, a diary intended for our own personal 'memoirs' and for friends and family to follow while we were away. Ian and Manda Lloyd, December 2006< Less
Ian and Manda on Tour (Book 1) By Ian Lloyd & Manda Lloyd
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This diary was originally published on a blog that we updated regularly while making our way around the world on a year-long trip. It is now archived online at this... More > location: http://lloydi.com/travel-writing/round-the-world-trip/ All the content here is the same as the original blog, but without the comments that readers added. We hope that you enjoy reading what was, essentially, a diary intended for our own personal 'memoirs' and for friends and family to follow while we were away. Ian and Manda Lloyd, December 2006< Less
Chasing Rainbows By Ana Lydia Armstrong
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CHASING RAINBOWS’ shows that retirement is only the beginning of a new way of living which can be full and exciting. Your children are grown-up and busy. You have no more responsibilities, and... More > time in your hands to at last do all you have wanted to and never did. Starting with a new home in Spain, this second part of Ana Lydia’s memoirs is a continuation of the activities that have become her lifestyle. Travelling all over the world, this is a sentimental journey to all the countries she had lived before and all the changes she found there. From Brazil and a fascinating story of Macumba (black magic), to stories of the strength and courage to keep going in spite of big drawbacks.< Less
Journey to a Waterfall A Biologist in Africa By Robert Cowie
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From the age of ten, the author was determined to be involved with African wildlife. This memoir recounts how he was able to fulfil this dream, travelling through Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan,... More > Zimbabwe, Malawi and Egypt, as well as the Yemen, which biologically is almost Africa. He tells of being captured by Eritrean guerillas, seeing Gelada baboons in the Ethiopian highlands and the huge migrations of zebra and wildebeest in the Serengeti, doing research on termites in Darfur as well as assessing agricultural problems in the highest fastnesses of the Yemeni mountains, gazing in awe at the Pyramids of Giza and marvelling at the Victoria Falls in full flow.< Less
Classic Readers: Across the Plains By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Across the Plains is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson's three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters. The book contains 12... More > chapters, each a story or essay unto itself. The title chapter is the longest, and is dividied into 7 subsections. It describes Stevenson's arrival at New York as an immigrant, along with hundreds of other Europeans, and his train journey from New York to San Francisco in an immigrant train. Stevenson describes the train as having three sections: one for women and children, one for men, and one for Chinese. He notes that while the Europeans looked down on the Chinese for being dirty, in fact the Chinese carriages were the freshest and their passengers the cleanest.< Less
The Silverado Squatters By Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Silverado Squatters is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift (and her son Lloyd Osbourne) to Napa Valley, California in the late spring and... More > early summer of 1880. The Silverado Squatters provides some interesting views of California during the late 19th century. Stevenson uses the first telephone of his life. He meets a number of wine growers in Napa Valley, an enterprise he deemed "experimental", with growers sometimes even mis-labeling the bottles as originating from Spain in order to sell their product to skeptical Americans.< Less

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