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Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within
Nate Self

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2009

Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Robert’s Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story—from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his life—including his ...


Make That Deux (Volume 1)
Julia McDermott

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Three American college girls living in an apartment on the Mediterranean. Two boyfriends back home. "The One" (and only), if it's "meant to be" -- whatever that means! Jenny Miles has three goals: to speak French like a native, to travel all over Europe, and to have a blast. Meanwhile, two men compete for her attention and amour, ici et là. C'est compliqué! Take 10 months. Add 2 (surprise) transatlantic flights, 2 Greek isles, 1 moped (une ...


The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the US and Abroad
Robert Gleason

Forge Books, 2014

The threat of nuclear terrorism and weapons of mass destruction has never been greater, yet, as this devastating exposé makes clear, America’s leaders, including the last two Presidential administrations, have been shockingly lax and often chillingly reckless when it comes to protecting the United States—and the world—from the spreading threat of nuclear proliferation and the very real possibility that terrorists will stage a nuclear ...


Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad

Café Society Press, 2012

Dancing in the Fountain is "a delightfully well-written true-life adventure story," says New York Times bestselling author Chris Brady. "McCann's writing is inviting, immediately charming, and constantly entertaining." The book chronicles McCann's adventures moving from the American Midwest to Seville, Spain. "Living abroad is the best opportunity to reinvent yourself outside of the witness protection program," McCann says. "You get to hit the ...


Happy Herbivore Abroad: A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World
Lindsay S. Nixon

BenBella Books, 2012

In the last 10 years, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon has lived in eight states, visited 46, spent a year as an expat on a Caribbean island, and traveled to more than 35 places abroad. As a celebration of Nixon’s jet-setter lifestyle, Happy Herbivore Abroad combines traditional comfort foods from home with international inspiration and stories of her adventures. A little of everything—basics, comfort food, international cuisine, and ...


Cheers, Beers, and Eastern Promise
Gerry Abbey

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Twenty-three years old. Newly graduated and an aspiring professional. I took a government scholarship to live in a foreign country. I chose to live in a village. Teaching and studying, I found linguistic and cultural divides. I landed in Taiwan as an ignorant and incapable foreigner from Philadelphia armed with optimism, hope, and a willingness to fail. And fail I did. Early, often, and miserably. I attended nightly dinners full of ...


A Mango for the Teacher

Xicalango Press, 2011

Cancún, pristine? That’s how Deborah first finds it, on the last day of 1972. The turquoise breakers she plunges into, the pelicans diving around her, and the expanse of virgin beach drive her wild. “This is where I want to live!” she shouts to Paco, her Mexican boyfriend. “Really?” he responds with a laugh. “Where?” There is no trace of a town, not a shack, not another human being in sight. At twenty-four Deborah has put her ...


A Beard In Nepal
Fiona Roberts

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

When the author and her partner were offered the chance of spending five months teaching English in a remote village high in the Himalayas of Nepal, they grabbed the opportunity. This book is the story of the time they spent living in the small isolated village of Salle, which is almost untouched by western civilisation, and in manic, noisy Kathmandu. A compulsive read, often humorous, we follow the couple from Liverpool as they struggle with ...


The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook

Full Flight Press, 2012

The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook guides new and veteran travelers through the challenges of finding, vetting, and choosing their ideal volunteer experience. The book's practical advice is interwoven with first-person narrative, stories from a wide range of volunteers, beautiful photography, and expert interviews to help interested volunteers find meaningful ways to give back to communities all over the world-through volunteering, but also ...


Anywhere But Saudi Arabia: Experiences of a Once Reluctant Expat
Kathy Cuddihy

Barzipan Publishing, 2012

When Bechtel offered Sean Cuddihy a transfer to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1976, his wife Kathy agreed to go along on one condition: that it was only for two years, not a minute longer. This reluctant commitment turned into a 24-year love affair with Saudi Arabia and its people. Kathy's humorous anecdotes of her adventures and misadventures trace the journey of a country in transition. Never has a nation made so much progress in so short a time. As ...


A Semester Abroad
Ariella Papa

Papa Mike Publishing, 2013

In Italy there always seems to be some random holiday sneaking up on you when you least expect it. A festa. I arrived in the country on a festa, though I didn’t feel like a holiday or remember how to celebrate. Barely twenty and brokenhearted, Gabriella arrives in the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena on a bitter winter day looking for solace. In the brochures, Siena was sunny and warm, but in reality, she feels cold and lonely. She can't ...


Earth to Kat Vespucci (Kat Vespucci series), 2013

What do you do when your sweetheart of five years dumps you for someone else before your senior year of college? Flee the country, obviously. A Jersey girl through and through, Kat Vespucci is a conservative American college student who escapes a nasty break-up by spending her senior year studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. She really wanted to travel to London, but her parents insisted she learn something about her roots. Having rarely left her ...


Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser: A True Story of Risk, Corruption, and Self-Discovery Amid the Collapse of the ...

Forward Motion Publishing, 2014

For David, graduating from college was a matter of course, but figuring out what to do next with his life turns into a paralyzing decision. On a whim, he decides to travel to the Soviet Union. His loose plans call for a thirty-day tour of Leningrad, but after finding himself caught up in the middle of a coup d’état that destabilizes the country, he ends up staying abroad for two and a half tumultuous years. From surviving perilous ...


Adventure Philanthropist: Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad

emCom LLC, 2013

The plan was there was no plan: visit all seven continents, see what happens. Erin Michelson is a high adventuress who lives life on the edge. Giving up a successful business, her stake to a house, and all of her possessions, she decided to just take her money and run. Surviving swindlers and saints, she struggles to keep her eyes and heart open. Her escapades show us not only how to tackle a mine-field, how to bathe an elephant, and where ...


Lost In Spain: A Collection of Humorous Essays, 2014

This new book by one of the internet's funniest people is guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts.  "Scott is a cross between Hunter Thompson and Dennis Miller..." "Never, has a book made me laugh from start to finish. Scott's mind is like an amusement park!" Scott Oglesby moved to Spain to start over. When he discovered he was still the same person, now six thousand miles from home, the result was dysfunction, delusion, chaos and this ...


Not So Innocently Abroad

Exposition House Press, 2013

Not So Innocently Abroad From award-winning actor and playwright Ken Richters comes this original, irreverent, and funny travel memoir of his month-long U.S. Department of State goodwill tour of Russia and Ukraine. Before Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region, and after spending more than 30 years performing as Mark Twain (satirizing every government official and politician within earshot), the actor ...


Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica
Erin Van Rheenen

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2010

Erin Van Rheenen has made the move to Costa Rica herself, and in Moon Living Abroad Costa Rica, she uses her know-how to provide insight and firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this beautiful country. Erin outlines all the information you need — including how to obtain visas, arrange finances, set up your daily life, gain employment, and choose schools — in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner, making ...


Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins, ...

Chicago Review Press, 2012

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference while on vacation—simultaneously getting away and using your talents to improve the world—this guide shows you how a short-term volunteer stint can transform your life as much as the people, animals, and ecology you choose to help. This fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information and profiles of 150 select organizations, more than 40 new in this edition, running thousands of ...


Secrets of a Summer Village

Saskia E. Akyil, 2011

Can coffee grounds tell your future? Will fate bring you to your soul mate thousands of miles from home? How will you know if it's him? Would the evil eye dare stop two souls on their paths to each other? A last-minute opportunity to spend a month with a Turkish family on the Aegean coast drastically changes the course of seventeen-year-old Rachel Guo’s summer. This intercultural coming-of-age novel is full of exotic tastes, summer heat, ...


Prabaser GappoSappo
Rabindra Chakraborty

Patra Bharati, 2013

A sensational book in Bengali - Prabaser GappoSappo (means "Stories from Abroad") is a collection of 12 short stories and 12 poems. The book borderlines the belief and disbelief and attracts the reader like a magnet.



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