Hound Of The Sea: Wild Man, Wild Waves, Wild Wisdom free ebook

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Hound Of The Sea: Wild Man, Wild Waves, Wild Wisdom


In this thrilling and candid memoir, world record-holding and controversial Big Wave surfer Garrett McNamara chronicles his emotional quest to ride the most formidable waves on earth.

Garrett McNamara—affectionately known as GMac—set the world record for the sport, surfing a seventy-eight-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal in 2011, a record he smashed two years later at the same break

Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers And Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel


Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2016

The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable.

What's it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organization? And how does a fifteen-year-old American boy go from star quarterback to trained assassin,

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (2nd Revised Edition)


Heroes come in all ages, sizes, and colors, and 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (2nd Revised Edition) introduces readers to a diverse cast of great Americans. The remarkable stories of fifty inspiring Americans are highlighted, from Jane Addams to Louis Zamperini. Revised in 2016 by the original authors to include ten new heroes, the book includes up-to-date websites and booklists.

Champagne Baby: How One Parisian Learned To Love Wine--and Life--the American Way


One of the best memoirs of 2016 (Library Journal) and winner of the Northern California Book Festival Award! Fresh, charming, and irresistible, Champagne Baby turns a familiar tale on its head: Instead of yet another American seeking the French secret to good living, a Frenchwoman finds her purpose—much to her surprise—in the U.S.

Laure Dugas was born into a family of winemakers f

Rich People Behaving Badly free ebook

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Rich People Behaving Badly


Take a trip back in time to revel in the scandal, murders, infidelities, financial misdeeds, and just plain bad behavior from Colorado’s past.

Public respectability does not always translate into tidy private lives, and our interest in the naughty behavior of the rich and famous will never be satisfied. Former Denver Post reporter Dick Kreck takes us back through Colorado's history

Sucker’s Progress: An Informal History Of Gambling In America


From the great raconteur of the American underworld, and author of The Gangs of New York, comes Sucker's Progress: An Information History of Gambling in America.

From Midwestern Riverboats to East Coast Racetracks, Herbert Asbury explores the legal and illegal history of gambling in pre-WWII America. Describing notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans, as well as lesser-

The Banker And The Blackfoot: A Memoir Of My Grandfather In Chinook Country


In his remarkable and entertaining memoir of his beloved grandfather, Ted Chamberlin conjures up vividly the never-before-told story of a particular time and place not long after Canada was founded. And shows us not only what Canada once—briefly—was, but what it still could be.

This is the story of when “Sorreltop Jack” was friends with Crop Eared Wolf; of two decades, 1885 to