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A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
Growing up, while the rest of my family hated the movie, I have always been inexplicably attracted to its ideas. Whenever it was on the TV, I had to s...more
Jan 2006
May 14, 2008
History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
Mother Smith's memoirs have been essential reading for LDS members for over a century. In this edition the editors have utilized an original manuscrip...more
Jul 18, 2008
Jul 01, 2008
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Born to Run is quite possibly the best new book I've read in over a year. McDougall is an engaging writer with a sharp sense of humor. As the author s...more
May 14, 2010
May 13, 2010
Rebecca O’Connor has written a memoir that works on three levels: it is the story of a falconer training, for the first time, a Peregrine Falcon; of a...more
Apr 05, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Equinox: Life, Love, and Birds of Prey
In Equinox, author and falconer Dan O'Brien narrates a season of his life dedicated to the elusive pursuit of perfect falconry. The main characters in...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century
Tim Gallagher's Falcon Fever is a good if somewhat odd book. The author relates some great stories about his falconry experience - the best parts of t...more
Jan 04, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
What a great and inspirational book. William Kamkwamba grew up making toys out of junk. His insatiable curiosity allowed him to rise above his crushin...more
Dec 30, 2009
Feb 27, 2010
A Rage for Falcons
This great little book was truly a joy to read. For those who are flabbergasted as to why anyone would spend so much time, talent, and material posses...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
THE RITES OF AUTUMN: A Falconer's Journey Across the American West
Dan O'Brien set out to train and release a young Peregrine in the days just after DDT had more than decimated their natural population. The author/fal...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
The Goshawk
I love T. H. White, and the reason why I love his writing shines through in punctuated brilliance in this brief book. Be aware that the descriptions o...more
May 2008
May 15, 2008
Travels with a Medieval Queen
Great book. It fails to fall neatly into any discrete category, but overlaps with memoirs, travel lit, history and historical fiction. Simeti, an expa...more
Jan 2010
Aug 12, 2010
Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit
Eric Haney has written a gripping memoir that narrates events from the first few decades of the most elite counter-terrorist force in the world. From...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
Shouting at the Sky: Troubled Teens and the Promise of the Wild
I read this book last summer to help me understand what one of my best friends did for a living. He worked with high-risk kids in the Southern Utah de...more
Jul 2009
May 20, 2010
My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
Bart Yasso, the Mayor of Running, has spent most of his adult life racing and promoting the sport. This book is full of his most memorable experiences...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
The Taming of Genghis
This was a joy to read. In The Taming of Genghis, famous falconer Ronald Stevens recounts his experiences in training a wild-trapped gyrfalcon. The ac...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide: The Classic Handbook, Revised and Updated
What a fantastic resource for those planning excursions into the wilds of the world. I took pages of notes. The organization makes it simple to skip t...more
Jan 2010
Jan 15, 2011
Desert Solitaire
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May 18, 2008
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
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May 18, 2008
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