By Edward P. Hamilton
Contains index. measurement: 6" x 9". 344 pp. No marks. Binding is tight, covers and backbone totally intact. airborne dirt and dust Jacket price-clipped. earlier owner's identify press-stamped. All edges are fresh. Very fresh, crisp, and tight reproduction. now not ex-library. All books provided from DSB are stocked at our shop in Fayetteville, AR. shop on transport by way of ordering a number of titles. Shipped Weight: less than 1 kilogram. class: Biography & Autobiography; heritage. stock No: 028707.
Read or Download Adventure in the wilderness: the American journals of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, 1756-1760 PDF
Best adventure books
Initially released as a four-part serial within the mythical pulp journal 'The Thrill Book,' this is the tale of Sir Gerald Desmond, overdue officer in His Majesty's Royal Flying Corps. Broke and under the influence of alcohol in Manila, he befriends a consumptive Irish fiddler, Michael O'Sullivan, and the 2 get involved in a loose struggle with the local constabulary.
John Turner, who has had a head damage in an air crash, is instructed that he has just a 12 months to stay. He comes to a decision to spend his final months making the adventure to Rangoon, Burma, in a flying boat to rescue a chum who has long gone native.
The manhattan Times
"Shute's most important publication. "
Harpers & Queen
"In the gripping, breathless culture of a grasp craftsman. "
"[Shute used to be] not just a brilliantly fluent storyteller but in addition an ironic commentator at the global scene. "
"A satisfied knack endows this tale with a personality who's a little more than life-size. It proves once more how the normal, the typical, the season-ticket holder sitting subsequent to you, can nonetheless, within the fingers of a professional, provide the very stuff of literature. "
The instances (London)
"A novelist of clever and fascinating caliber, deservedly well known. .. . Nevil Shute was once, briefly, this type of novelist who really touches the mind's eye and feeling. "
Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, appealing Sierra Madre mountains start their dramatic ascent. virtually 900 miles lengthy, the diversity climbs to almost 11,000 ft and boasts numerous canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. the foundations of legislations and society have by no means taken carry within the Sierra Madre, that is domestic to bandits, drug smugglers, Mormons, cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians, opium farmers, cowboys, and different different outcasts.
With the Lapps within the excessive Mountains is an entrancing actual account, a vintage of shuttle literature, and a piece that merits wider reputation as an early contribution to ethnographic writing. released in 1913 and on hand right here in its first English translation, it's the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt's nine-month remain within the tent of a Sami relations in northern Sweden in 1907–8 and her participation in a dramatic reindeer migration over snow-packed mountains to Norway with one other Sami group in 1908.
- Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive: Or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails (Tom Swift, Book 25)
- Halo: Contact Harvest (Halo, Book 5)
- Warrior Spirit (Rogue Angel, Book 9)
- Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 7)
Additional info for Adventure in the wilderness: the American journals of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, 1756-1760
Passed by Bateaux Cove and Pointe aux Foins. The inhabitants of the Cedars come here to make hay, which they come for during the winter over the ice. Baudet River and Baudet Cove where we camped, a nice camp site even for three battalions. We got there at a quarter-past six in the evening. From this cove to the end of the lake it is three leagues. Made eight leagues today. July 24: Left at half-past four, passed Anchorage Point, Pointe à la Morandière, Isle au Raisin, stopped to dine at Les Chenaux, about three leagues from the entrance of the Lake.
Started again at half-past two, passed Pole Cove, so named because the river is now free from rapids as far as Frontenac so the boatmen no longer need poles and throw them away here. Drunkard's Point, Isle aux Galops, Pointe Galette, Fort Presentation,32 where we arrived at half-past four and where we spent the night. The King had forbidden any French post being built above the Long Sault. The Abbé Piquet,33 able missionary, known for a voyage he made to France with three Indians, obtained a twelve-arpent concession above La Galette.
He describes Indian villages at Caughnawaga and Lake of the Two Mountains. He identifies prominent war chiefs, such as the Nipissing Kisenik, whom he describes as "a rare bird in the land" (p. 160), but recognizes that Indian leaders had little authority and that their leadership depended upon the "voluntary subordination" of their followers (p. 134). He describes Indian war customs and medicine making, and his ear catches differences in the music of Winnebagoes and Ottawas (p. 118). He watches traditional Indian religious observances, such as offering tobacco to Rock "Rozzio" in Lake Champlain, and sees Catholic Indian converts at mass.