Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National ParksGlobe Pequot #ad - In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, disillusionment, the people from the park, and the people from each other.
She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. The real stories behind the scenery of america’s national parks For twelve years, most impressive national parks in the world, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, working a job she loved. She won arguments with bears. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it.
Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks #ad - She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Ranger confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smokies, Yellowstone, Denali.
Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures and the Search for Heaven on EarthAUX Media #ad - Annette mcgivney covered the tragedy for Backpacker magazine where she is Southwest Editor and she wrote an award-winning article that received more reader mail than any story in the last decade. While the assignment ended when the article was published, McGivney could not let go of the story. It was the most brutal murder ever recorded in Grand Canyon’s history.
. Yet, hanamure’s killer, mcgivney also had a connection to Wescogame, and her reporting unexpectedly triggered long-buried memories about violent abuse McGivney experienced as a child. Pure land is a story of this inner and outer journey, how two women in search of their true nature found transcendence in the West’s most spectacular landscapes.
Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures and the Search for Heaven on Earth #ad - She was stabbed 29 times as she hiked to Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Indian reservation at the bottom of Grand Canyon. Mcgivney traveled to japan and across the American West following the trail Hanamure left in her journals. While chronicling hanamure’s life landed mcgivney in the crime scene of her own childhood, it was her connection to Hanamure— a woman she did not know until after Hanamure died — that helped McGivney find a way out of her own horror.
Her killer was an 18-year old havasupai youth named Randy Redtail Wescogame who had a history of robbing tourists and was addicted to meth. And it is, ultimately, a story of healing. Pure land is the story of the most brutal murder in the history of the Grand Canyon and how McGivney's quest to investigate the victim's life and death wound up guiding the author through her own life-threatening crisis.
The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - Eric blehm, is back with another true adventure story, author of the award-winning The Last Season, The Only Thing Worth Dying For. Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the only thing worth Dying For chronicles the untold story of the team of Green Berets led by Captain Jason Amerine that conquered the Taliban and helped bring Hamid Karzai to power in Afghanistan.
In the tradition of black hawk down, the only thing worth dying for is, in the words of former Congressman Charlie Wilson from Charlie Wilson's War, "the one book you must read if you have any hope of understanding what our fine American soldiers are up against in Afghanistan. ".
Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife Ranger Book 1Zo'o Media #ad - 7 in the usa audio book in 2016#9 in the usa wall street journal best seller in 2013Named A Top 50 Must Read for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. For over thirty years, kim delozier acted as a referee in the wild, trying to protect millions of park visitors from one of the densest populations of wild black bears in America — and the bears from tourists who get too close.
It takes place in the same smoky mountain world as Jourdan’s other national bestsellers Heart in the Right Place, Medicine Men, and Out on a Limb. Named a top 10 must-read books that could save our national parks and the Environment along with John Muir, Bill Bryson, Lewis & Clark, Henry David Thoreau, and Ken Burns.
Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife Ranger Book 1 #ad - Bear in the back seat i is the first volume in a series of true stories from “an extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, and nine million tourists, hopelessly timid wolves, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, some of whom are clueless. In kim delozier’s world, or in his car as he’s driving down the highway, when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his office while he’s talking on the phone, it’s just another day in the park.
You’ll love seeing kim and a fellow ranger tested as they bravely take on the task of relocating 77 live skunks by sedating them with darts from homemade blowguns, especially when the pickup truck load of stinkers wakes up while still in transit. An hilarious, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the #1 most popular family vacation destination in the USA, heartwarming, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy LinesCrown #ad - When special forces staff sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. The true story of the U. S. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, low on ammunition, under attack, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught.
Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, and the story of one of the many unsung heroes of the war. Written with extensive access to family members, and declassified military records, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, and of the inspiring, as well as recently discovered archival, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never before published, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez’s life and career, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world.
Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th assault helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. Forces were forbidden to operate.
Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines #ad - Army’s 240th assault helicopter company and a green beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On may 2, 1968, a twelve-man special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia—where U.
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on EarthRandom House #ad - Using a pulse-pounding narrative, this is tense real-life adventure pitting two master cavers mirroring the cold war with very uncommonly high stakes. Publishers weekly starred review“A fascinating and informative introduction to the sport of cave diving, as well as a dramatic portrayal of a significant man-vs.
Nature conflict. Tabor takes us on an odyssey into unfathomable worlds beneath us, and into the hearts of rare explorers who will do anything to get there first. Robert kurson, author of shadowDiversIn 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. Heart-stopping and relentlessly gripping.
Both men spent months almost two vertical miles deep, and the psychological horrors produced by weeks in absolute darkness, monstrous waterfalls, raging whitewater rivers, mile-long belly crawls, contending with thousand-foot drops, beyond all hope of rescue. Blind descent is an unforgettable addition to the classic literature of true-life adventure, and a testament to human survival and endurance.
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth #ad - Holds the reader to his seat, containing dangers aplenty with deadly falls, killer microbes, asphyxiation, anxiety, sudden burial, claustrophobia, and hallucinations far underneath the ground in a lightless world. Based on his unprecedented access to logs and journals as well as hours of personal interviews, James Tabor has crafted a thrilling exploration of man’s timeless urge to discover—and of two extraordinary men whose pursuit of greatness led them to the heights of triumph and the depths of tragedy.
What counts is tabor’s knack for maximizing dramatic potential, while also managing to be informative and attentive to the major personalities associated with the most important cave explorations of the last two decades.
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam BrownWaterBrook #ad - New york times bestseller • ecpa bestseller, 000 copies sold! fearless takes you deep into seal team SIX, GOLD AWARD—Over 500, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When navy seal adam brown woke up on march 17, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “i’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, 2010, nothing can take my spirit from me.
Long before adam brown became a member of the elite seal team six—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown #ad - S. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U. S. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.
Navy sEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children.
Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter in the Bitterroot WildernessLyons Press #ad - Brutal cold, isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existence in modern America. This award-winning narrative is a gripping story of adventure, a rousing tale of self-sufficiency, and modern-day Walden. From either perspective, Fromm lives up to his reputation as one of the West's strongest new voices.
. The wardens climbed into their truck, ready to leave. You'll need about seven cords of firewood. What's a cord?'"so begins pete fromm's seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness guarding salmon eggs. After blundering into this forbidding errand as a college lark, Fromm gradually come face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man.
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Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness ExplorerBroadway Books #ad - The definitive biography of everett ruess, the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted cult following. Wandering alone with burros and pack horses through california and the southwest for five years in the early 1930s, swapped prints with Ansel Adams, learned to speak Navajo, took part in a Hopi ceremony, on voyages lasting as long as ten months, Ruess became friends with photographers Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange, and was among the first "outsiders" to venture deeply into what was then and to some extent still is largely a little-known wilderness.
David roberts began probing the life and death of Everett Ruess for National Geographic Adventure magazine in 1998. Finding everett ruess is the result of his personal journeys into the remote areas explored by Ruess, his interviews with oldtimers who encountered the young vagabond and with Ruess’s closest living relatives, and his deep immersion in Ruess’s writings and artwork.
Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer #ad - When he vanished without a trace in november 1934, Ruess left behind thousands of pages of journals, letters, and poems, as well as more than a hundred watercolor paintings and blockprint engravings. More than 75 years after his vanishing, ruess stirs the kinds of passion and speculation accorded such legendary doomed American adventurers as Into the Wild’s Chris McCandless and Amelia Earhart.
Everett ruess is hailed as a paragon of solo exploration, while the mystery of his death remains one of the greatest riddles in the annals of American adventure.
Bear in the Back Seat II: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife Ranger Book 2Zo'o Media #ad - And laugh as they relocate 77 live skunks by sedating them with darts from homemade blowguns, especially when the pickup truck load of stinkers wakes up while still in transit. An hilarious, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the #1 most popular family vacation destination in the USA, heartwarming, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Named in 10 must-read books that could save our national parks and the Environment along with John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Bill Bryson, Lewis & Clark, and Ken Burns. Part ii of the #7 in the usa audio book and the #9 in the USA Wall Street Journal best seller. Bear in the back seat ii is the second half of the series of true stories from “an extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless.
Bear in the Back Seat II: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife Ranger Book 2 #ad - In kim delozier’s world, when sedated wild black bears wake unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or his car as he’s driving down the highway, or in his office while he’s talking on the phone, it’s just another day in the park. You’ll love seeing kim and a fellow ranger tested as they bravely take on the task of dealing with enraged wild boars, elk, and other wildlife.
For over thirty years, kim delozier acted as a referee in the wild, trying to protect millions of park visitors from one of the densest populations of wild black bears in America — and the bears from tourists who get too close. It takes place in the same smoky mountain world as Jourdan’s other national bestsellers Heart in the Right Place, Medicine Men, and Out on a Limb.