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  • Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    What’s the best way to enjoy the summer: A cookout in the backyard? A trip to the beach? These are nice, but look no further than reading a non-fiction adventure book. It’s by far the best way to immerse yourself in another world. Check out this list to see some of the best titles in this excellent genre.

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  • ‘Woman in black,’ who appealed to US fascination with wanderers, reaches home (+ video)

    While some Americans said a nosy culture should just leave her alone, many others have had another reaction more commonly afforded those on a spiritual or mystical quest: reverence and respect.

  • 'Into the Wild': Could film have led missing Arizona teen into wilderness?

    The father of 18-year-old Arizona teen Jonathan Croom is believes that his son headed into remote Oregon woods seeking adventure after watching the 2007 film "Into the Wild."

  • Everett Ruess: two new biographies

    Everett Ruess: two new biographies

    The story of Everett Ruess – the young explorer of the American West who vanished in the 1930s – remains an unsolved mystery to this day.

  • Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    What’s the best way to enjoy the summer: A cookout in the backyard? A trip to the beach? These are nice, but look no further than reading a non-fiction adventure book. It’s by far the best way to immerse yourself in another world. Check out this list to see some of the best titles in this excellent genre.

  • 6 books to beat the winter blues

    6 books to beat the winter blues

    The groundhog may have seen his shadow yesterday, but for those of us enduring a blizzard a week spring still seems a distant prospect. So instead of fighting winter, why not embrace it? Here are six inspiring reads to remind all of us of the awesome beauty – and perilous power – of the season.