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Travel, Adventure, & Sports from our 2019 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2019 Summer Newsletter.

Don't Make Me Pull Over by Richard Ratay

One of my favorite memories is driving 1276 miles by myself to Canada to meet someone I met online and hang out with them for three weeks. (It’s cool, we promised each other we weren’t serial killers.) Ratay’s book recaptured that joy I found throughout the back roads and highways, and it introduced me to a whole mess of histories associated with road travel. The facts are surrounded by stories of the author’s own road trips, back when seat belts were optional and CB radios lived next to the 8-track player. From the introduction of the radar gun to what brought about the actual building of the transcontinental highway system, this book covers all facets of the best and worst of vehicle travel. - Rachel

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Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501188756
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die by Chris Santella

Santella’s newest addition to the Fifty Places outdoor adventure series is sure to find happy readers here, whether you’re planning your own vacation or needing inspiration while waiting out the big crowds and small waves of summer. Full of iconic and lesser known surf spots, travel tips, essays and full-page photos, it’s a bucket list in book form or fodder for the aspiring grom—the perfect way to spend your days when not in the water. - Melinda

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Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die: Surfing Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419734564
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

Curiosities and Splendour by Lonely Planet

From Muir to Shackleton to Twain to Wollstonecraft, this collection sparks the imagination with vivid landscapes, hilarious incidents, bizarre characters, poetic musings, suspenseful thrills, and more. As editor Mark Mackenzie writes, these travel writing classics are not only time capsules of the authors’ experiences of ‘long-gone worlds but also inspirations for generations of travelers, artists, conservationists, and explorers. - Clara

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Curiosities and Splendour: An Anthology of Classic Travel Literature (Lonely Planet Travel Literature) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781788683029
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Published: Lonely Planet - March 19th, 2019

The National Team by Caitlin Murray

Soccer friends, here is your perfect read in the run-up to the Women’s World Cup this summer. The National Team is a lively and substantive history of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from its scrappy early days in the ‘80s to the legendary ‘99ers and up to now. Moving beyond the highlight reel to the storied complexity of women’s soccer in America, this book sheds light on these tenacious, trailblazing athletes, not just as stars but as advocates for women’s rights and gender equity in sports and beyond. - Melinda

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The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419734496
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Published: Abrams Press - April 2nd, 2019

Some Stories by Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, brings it all together in this gorgeous, photo-filled book that spans his life and his many passions, from climbing to surfing, spearfishing to falconry, and business to environmental activism. A collection of essays, articles, letters, and poetry handpicked by Chouinard himself, Some Stories is likely as close to a memoir as we will get from this unequaled adventurer. In the preface, he writes, “I don’t consider myself much of a writer, I’m more of a story teller really”—and this is the perfect way to hear him speak. - Melinda

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Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781938340826
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Published: Patagonia - April 23rd, 2019

The Cost of These Dreams by Wright Thompson

Wright Thompson is one of America’s best long-form sportswriters because his stories are never “just” about sports. Thompson explores sports through the lenses of people, politics, regions, culture, and history with a deft eye, keen wit, and profound empathy, and delivers his stories through gorgeous prose. Thompson is a treasure, and while this collection is a must-read for sports fans, non–sports fans will absolutely be able to appreciate and enjoy Thompson’s writing, too. - Stuart

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The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133872
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Published: Penguin Books - April 2nd, 2019

She Explores by Gale Straub

She Explores is an empowering collection of first-person stories, photographs, and artwork from women who are inspired by the adventure found in the outdoors. Forty diverse women share their unforgettable journeys in nature—from hiking the wild and biking through the countryside to embarking on an unknown road trip. The book shares their accomplishments and fears, and highlights mental health, motherhood, conservation, diversity, equity and inclusion, on-the-road travel, and more. She Explores is pure inspiration to live a life of adventure.

She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452167664
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 26th, 2019

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