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Thousand Miler

Author : Melanie Radzicki McManus
ISBN : 9780870207914
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as the Thousand-Milers. In prose that’s alternately harrowing and humorous, Thousand-Miler takes you with her through Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, and farms, past the geologic wonders carved by long-ago glaciers, and into the neighborhood bars and gathering places of far-flung small towns. Follow along as she worries about wildlife encounters, wonders if her injured feet will ever recover, and searches for an elusive fellow hiker known as Papa Bear. Woven throughout her account are details of the history of the still-developing Ice Age Trail—one of just eleven National Scenic Trails—and helpful insight and strategies for undertaking a successful thru-hike. In addition to chronicling McManus’s hike, Thousand-Miler also includes the little-told story of the Ice Age Trail’s first-ever thru-hiker Jim Staudacher, an account of the record-breaking thru-run of ultrarunner Jason Dorgan, the experiences of a young combat veteran who embarked on her thru-hike as a way to ease back into civilian life, and other fascinating tales from the trail. Their collective experiences shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers and the different ways hikers accomplish this impressive feat, providing an entertaining and informative read for outdoors enthusiasts of all levels.

Thousand Mile War

Author : Brian Garfield
ISBN : 9781602231177
Genre : History
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The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this "forgotten war" in Alaska. He found the history of the brave men who had served in the Aleutians so compelling and so little known that he wrote the first full-length history of the Aleutian campaign, and the book remains a favorite among Alaskans. The war in the Aleutians was fought in some of the worst climatic conditions on earth for men, ships, and airplanes. The sea was rough, the islands craggy and unwelcoming, and enemy number one was always the weather--the savage wind, fog, and rain of the Aleutian chain. The fog seemed to reach even into the minds of the military commanders on both sides, as they directed men into situations that so often had tragic results. Frustrating, befuddling, and still the subject of debate, the Aleutian campaign nevertheless marked an important turn of the war in favor of the United States. Now, half a century after the war ended, more of the fog has been lifted. In the updated University of Alaska Press edition, Garfield supplements his original account, which was drawn from statistics, personal interviews, letters, and diaries, with more recently declassified photographs and many more illustrations.

Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom Or The Escape Of William And Ellen Craft From Slavery With A Portrait Of Ellen Craft

Author : William CRAFT
ISBN : BL:A0018641069
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A Thousand Miles

Author : Precious Mckenzie
ISBN : 9781681918761
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When the Indian Removal Act is enforced, Dustu is forced to leave his Georgia home. But he learns courage can be found in the most unexpected places. Includes historical background information. Paired to the nonfiction title Great Plains Region.

A Thousand Miles

Author : Alyshia Hull
ISBN : 9781300314943
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Two Thousand Miles

Author : Charles W. Diffin
ISBN : 9781612101392
Genre : Fiction
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Rawson learns to his cost that the life-spark of a fabled race glows in the black heart of a dead, Western volcano.

Running One Thousand Miles

Author : Robin Campbell
ISBN : 9781784621605
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In 1809 Captain Robert Barclay accepted the challenge to walk and run 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours. Did he succeed? Captain Robert Barclay was a Scottish long distance runner and walker of the early 19th century known as 'the celebrated pedestrian'. Running One Thousand Miles brings Barclay’s story to children’s historical fiction, providing the excitement of what was an actual event many years ago. In 1809 Barclay accepted the challenge to walk and run one thousand miles in one thousand hours, on Newmarket Heath, with prize money of one thousand guineas if he achieved the target. However, he was only permitted to complete one mile in each hour and each hour had to have one completed mile. This meant that he would need to walk twenty four miles a day for almost six weeks. Fatigue and sore legs as well as a lack of sleep made the target difficult. Not to mention there were others keen to set obstacles in his way in order to make the competition more difficult. Barclay would need careful organisation and strong guards if he was to succeed… Running One Thousand Miles is a thrilling historical story that will be enjoyed by children aged 8-12.

Two Thousand Miles On An Automobile

Author : Arthur Jerome Eddy
ISBN : 9781557099242
Genre : Transportation
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The first automobiling book published in America. This is an account by a Flint, Michigan-born Chicago-based attorney and art collector who headed east on a 2000 mile trip. Passing through and by famous American landmarks, offering a unique picture of America at the turn of the twentieth century, the book is a delightful and practical guide to traveling by car in the earliest days of the automobile.

Across A Thousand Miles

Author : Nadia Nichols
ISBN : 9781459243606
Genre : Fiction
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Heart-stopping action…and heartwarming romance! Rebecca Reed and Bill (Mac) MacKenzie have nothing in common…except their desire to run the Yukon Quest. She's an experienced musher who knows only too well how humbling the northern landscape can be. She understands that the Quest—from Whitehorse, in the Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska, across a thousand miles of frozen trails—will take every ounce of strength and skill. He's a cheechako, who doesn't know a dog harness from a doghouse. He's come north for a year to take care of his brother's dog team—and to escape his past. To Rebecca, his decision to run the Quest is not only arrogant, it's dangerous. Race day arrives, and Mac and Rebecca struggle against the harsh elements. One night, in a fierce snowstorm, Rebecca and her team are blown over the mountain, and only the courage of the cheechako—the man she's beginning to love—can save her.

Five Thousand Miles Underground

Author : Roy Rockwood
ISBN : 9781609777289
Genre : Fiction
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Roy Rockwood was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for boy's adventure books. The name is mostly well-remembered for the Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1926-1937) and Great Marvel series (1906- 1935). The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the producer of a number of series for children and adults including the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, and others. The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the creation of Edward Stratemeyer, whose ambition was to be a writer la Horatio Alger. He succeeded in this ambition (eventually even writing eleven books under the pseudonym "Horatio Alger"), turning out inspirational, up-by-the-bootstraps tales. In Stratemeyer's view, it was not the promise of sex or violence that made such reading attractive to boys; it was the thrill of feeling "grown-up" and the desire for a series of stories, an "I want some more" syndrome. Works written under that name include: Five Thousand Miles Underground; or, The Mystery of the Centre of the Earth (1908), Jack North's Treasure Hunt (1907) and Lost on the Moon; or, In Quest of the Field of Diamonds (1911).

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