Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana

This legendary account of a voyage around Cape Horn captures the majesty and misadventure of life at sea in the early nineteenth century In 1834, nineteen-year-old Richard Henry Dana left Harvard University to enlist as a deckhand on a brig sailing from Boston to the California coast. For the next two years, he recorded the terrifying storms, awe-inspiring beauty, and dreadful hardships of the journey in a diary he would later expand into this riveting memoir of “the life of a common sailor at sea as it really is.”   Dana spares no detail in portraying the wretched conditions he endured and the cruelty of the ship’s captain, but he also paints vivid, unforgettable pictures of natural wonders such as icebergs and schools of migrating whales. His descriptions of the missions and presidios of pre–Gold Rush California captured the imagination of the country when the book was first published in 1840, and they serve as valuable historical documentation to this day.   An instant classic and inspiration for contemporaries such as Herman Melville, Two Years Before the Mast is one of the most remarkable and influential adventure stories in American literature.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Richard Henry Dana

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
801 reviews

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) by Lance Morcan and James Morcan

INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) is a gritty, real-life adventure based on one of history’s greatest survival stories. It was inspired by the diary entries of young English blacksmith John Jewitt during his time aboard the brigantine The Boston and also during his sojourn at Nootka Sound, on North America’s western seaboard, from 1802 to 1805.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The World Duology and The Orphan Trilogy), INTO THE AMERICAS is a tale of two vastly different cultures – Indigenous North American and European civilization – colliding head on. It is also a Romeo and Juliet story set in the wilderness.

Nineteen year-old blacksmith John Jewitt is one of only two survivors after his crewmates clash with the fierce Mowachaht tribe in the Pacific Northwest. A life of slavery awaits John and his fellow survivor, a belligerent American sailmaker, in a village ruled by the iron fist of Maquina, the all-powerful chief. Desperate to taste freedom again, they make several doomed escape attempts over mountains and sea. Only their value to the tribe and John’s relationship with Maquina prevents their captors from killing them.

As the seasons pass, John ‘goes Indian’ after falling in love with Eu-stochee, a beautiful maiden. This further alienates him from his fellow captive whose defiance leads to violent consequences. In the bloodshed that follows, John discovers another side to himself – a side he never knew existed and a side he detests. His desire to be reunited with the family and friends he left behind returns even stronger than before.

The stakes rise when John learns Eu-stochee is pregnant. When a final opportunity to escape arises, he must choose between returning to civilization or staying with Eu-stochee and their newborn son.

INTO THE AMERICAS has been adapted to a feature film screenplay and is in early development with Morcan Motion Pictures.

Author: Lance Morcan and James Morcan

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
180 reviews

Best Chinese Take-out Recipes from Mama Li’s Kitchen by Sarah Spencer and Marjorie Kramer

Prepare delicious Chinese take-out food with Mama Li’s best secret recipes! From Mama Li’s Kitchen to yours.

The beauty of Chinese cuisine lies in its simplicity. With a few ingredients rightfully chosen and flavorful spices, you can create the most amazing fresh meals in no time. You don’t need to be an exceptional cook or have an immense pantry to enjoy your favorite takeout dishes fresh from your own kitchen. With a few simple ingredients, a couple of tools, and the desire to make your own Chinese takeout cuisine, you can soon be crafting these dishes for yourself.

It has become a tradition in our family to cook like Mama Li. In this book, you will find a collection of her best Chinese take-out recipes from her restaurant.

Mama Li showed me everything I know about cooking Asian foods. One of the warmest memories I have from Mama Li was the patience she showed toward me when she hired me to assist in her restaurant’s kitchen. She would carefully explain and show me how to choose the right ingredients at the market, handle the knife and chop quickly the fresh produces, prepare the secret sauce with just the right amount of spices and ingredients, stir-fry with the most amazing pan in my kitchen, the wok, how to use a bamboo steamer and so much more. I learned so much for those two wonderful years working for Mama Li. Since, then I have continued cooking like Mama Li showed me while adapting the recipes to my own family’s preferences.

In this book, you will find everything you need to know about making at home delicious Chinese take-out dishes including:

• Appetizing take-out soups like Traditional Hot and Sour Soup.
• Classic take-out appetizers like the Traditional Pork Egg Rolls and Shrimp Toasts.
• Vegetable to Go like Eggplant in garlic Sauce.
• Memorable rice and noodle dishes like the Yang Chow Fried Rice or Chicken Lo Mein.
• Chinese chicken and pork masterpieces like General Tso’s Chicken or the Twice Cooked Pork.
• Beef take-out favourite recipes like Szechwan Beef or Kung Pao Beef
• Memorable seafood dishes like Mu Shu Shrimp
• Mama Li specialities such as the Orange beef or Lake Tung Ting Shrimp
• And even desserts including the famous Fortune Cookies

So let’s get cooking! Roll back up and grab your copy today!

Author: Sarah Spencer and Marjorie Kramer

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
31 reviews

Best Asian Recipes from Mama Li’s Kitchen BookSet – 4 books in 1: Chinese Take-Out Recipes (Vol 1); Wok (Vol 2); Asian Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes (Vol 3); Egg Roll, Spring Roll and Dumpling (Vol 4) by Sarah Spencer

Prepare delicious Chinese and Asian dishes with Mama Li’s best secret recipes! From Mama Li’s Kitchen to yours.

The beauty of Chinese cuisine lies in its simplicity. With a few ingredients rightfully chosen and flavorful spices, you can create the most amazing fresh meals in no time. You don’t need to be an exceptional cook or have an immense pantry to enjoy your favorite takeout dishes fresh from your own kitchen. With a few simple ingredients, a couple of tools, and the desire to make your own Chinese takeout cuisine, you can soon be crafting these dishes for yourself.

It has become a tradition in our family to cook like Mama Li. In this book, you will find a collection of her best Chinese take-out recipes from her restaurant.

Mama Li showed me everything I know about cooking Asian foods. One of the warmest memories I have from Mama Li was the patience she showed toward me when she hired me to assist in her restaurant’s kitchen. She would carefully explain and show me how to choose the right ingredients at the market, handle the knife and chop quickly the fresh produces, prepare the secret sauce with just the right amount of spices and ingredients, stir-fry with the most amazing pan in my kitchen, the wok, how to use a bamboo steamer and so much more. I learned so much for those two wonderful years working for Mama Li. Since, then I have continued cooking like Mama Li showed me while adapting the recipes to my own family’s preferences.

In this book, you will find everything you need to know about making at home delicious Chinese and Asian specialities. There are over 180 recipes to choose from including:

• Tantalizing appetizers, soups, egg rolls, spring rolls, dumplings and more
• Your favorite Chinese Take-out to make at home with Mama Li`s own recipes.
• Using a wok, prepare the best stir-fry for your family and friends.
• Delightful Asian vegetarian and vegan meals.
• Heavenly desserts

So let’s get cooking! Roll back up and grab your copy today!

Author: Sarah Spencer

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
37 reviews

Best Egg Roll, Spring Roll, and Dumpling Recipes from Mama Li’s Kitchen by Sarah Spencer and Marjorie Kramer

From Mama Li’s Kitchen to yours. Learn to make delicious egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings with Mama Li’s best recipes

Mama Li showed me everything I know about cooking Asian foods. One of the fondest memories I have from Mama Li was helping her make dumplings, egg rolls, and spring rolls for a friend’s wedding. It was a family affair, and everyone was helping out. We were doing everything from rolling the dough, making the shapes, making the fillings, folding the egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings just right, cooking them and finally getting them packed and ready to go. We had made what seem to me to be thousands of them! She had 12 different kinds of filling, and each one had a different shape. It took us two full days to make all these little packets full of goodness. Some she would fry, others would be steamed, and some were just baked in the oven. They were all done from scratch. For those two days, we ate, lived, and laughed dumplings! They were the best that I had ever tasted.

It has become a tradition in our family to cook like Mama Li. In this book, you will find a collection of her best recipes for egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings…and a few bonus recipes!

They are filled with flavors from Asia, delicate and so fragrant. The ingredients are fresh, healthy, and wholesome. They are easy to find. If you happen to be living near an Asian market, don’t hesitate to visit and get some of your ingredients there. It will make it even more authentic.

In this book, you will find everything you need to know about making delicious, home-made egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings, including:

• How to make the dough for egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings.
• How to make fillings.
• The basic techniques including rolling, cutting, and folding the dough for egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings.
• How to stock your pantry with the basic ingredients you will need to make egg rolls, spring rolls, and dumplings.
• Five bonus recipes for making the most popular appetizers in Chinese restaurants, including garlic spare ribs and shrimp toasts.

So let’s get cooking! Roll back up and grab your copy today!

Author: Sarah Spencer and Marjorie Kramer

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
37 reviews

How To Live In A Small Car: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Converting And Dwelling In Your Vehicle by Chris Delta

This information-packed ten-step guide for the solo do-it-yourselfer shows you how to transform the small car you already own into a comfortable shelter. You will learn exactly what you need to build this home-away-from-home, and it will take you two days or less… and, it’s easily reversed when this mini-RV needs to convert back into your daily driver. Filled with photos and tips on how to thrive on the road on a budget, this book illustrates in a no-nonsense, logical manner how to inexpensively get your vehicle outfitted to serve as a mini-RV right away.

Author: Chris Delta

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
24 reviews

Pittsburgh to Cadiz – What’s the Difference? (Part One Book 1) by Mitchell Phillips McCrady

The first book of a series, the adventure begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While painting for the summer, Mitch Phillips and his coworker Kevin make plans for Europe. Long days mean nothing when there’s a reason. Fall comes and they catch a ride to NYC. Buying one-way tickets from a cheap airfare voucher company, they wait a couple days for an available flight at Kevin’s buddy’s flat. After landing in Luxembourg, they get lost in Amsterdam and then wait for the final leg in Manchester, England.A hard, cold place. A dark humor, with stark personalities, they are greeted with mumbling accents, black hash, and wild mushrooms. Drugs and searching minds. Losing time. Anything is better than there or here or wait …Up the road a bit, after a brief yet dramatic stop in Bolton, on Mitch’s twenty-seventh birthday they are finally driven to the Highlands of Scotland for real purpose. Contracted to harvest Christmas trees, of all things, Mitch battles with his traveling partner, the weather, and his penchant for drugs and alcohol. He’s searching for the difference in life and the real meaning of art. He has a guitar, a camera, and a snowboard—nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone does this, right?

Author: Mitchell Phillips McCrady

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
45 reviews

From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon by Jules Verne

A team of nineteenth-century American engineers builds a rocket to the moon in this visionary novel from the author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days During the Civil War, the members of the Baltimore Gun Club delighted themselves by designing artillery the likes of which the world had never seen. But when the South eventually surrenders, the gun club languishes, until its president, Impey Barbicane, conceives of a project so preposterous it must be attempted: to build a gun large enough to fire a rocket to the moon.   From raising the money to casting the cannon to readying it to fire, the gun club overcomes one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after another. But when a rival engineer and an intrepid French adventurer join Barbicane on the spaceship’s inaugural voyage, the three men soon discover that getting to the moon is only half the battle: Making it home will be their toughest challenge yet.  From the Earth to the Moon and its sequel, Round the Moon, were published nearly a century before the Apollo missions. Suspenseful, humorous, and prophetic, these captivating adventure stories sparked mankind’s enduring fascination with space travel.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.  

Author: Jules Verne

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
121 reviews

Catch a Falling Star (The Shooting Stars Series Book 1) by Leah Downing

As a very complicated couple makes it to the red carpets of Hollywood, devisive forces continually try to tear them apart. Almost a year after federal investigator Lauren St. Germain was exonerated from charges of assisting in a homeland terrorist attack, doubts still exist with regards to her innocence. In order to move on from her highly publicized trial, she accepts the position as a Hollywood “Yoga Trainer” for a hugely successful company owned by her closest confidant from college. While navigating her way through the glamorous (but often snarky) yoga scene, Lauren catches the eye of an up and coming film star, James Bayer.

After a steamy night together on a luxury cruise off the coast of Canada, they impulsively embark on a rugged journey through the icy Inuit Tundra guided by a tribal dog sledding outfit. It is there, under the prophetic Northern Lights, that Lauren discovers she is the target of a dark supernatural threat with global implications. SEQUEL IN FALL 2016.

Author: Leah Downing

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
59 reviews

Walking by Henry David Thoreau

In Walking, Henry David Thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind, and how people cannot survive without nature, physically, mentally, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society. For Thoreau walking is a self-reflective spiritual act that occurs only when you are away from society, that allows you to learn about who you are, and find other aspects of yourself that have been chipped away by society.This new 2017 edition of Thoreau’s celebrated essay includes an introduction by historian Elbert Hubbard.

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
118 reviews