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Unabashed Escapism for Guys

For those of us (title notwithstanding, women, too!) who spent a little too much time wandering in the woods as kids and wondering if there was a chance that we were the first ones to ever stand on this one spot (or at least in this one spot with this team's baseball cap on): escapist tales of travel, survival and adventure sure to curb your wanderlust.


Goldfinger
In Ian Fleming's Goldfinger , we are introduced to Auric Goldfinger. This man is without a doubt the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced!  This evil genius likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed in gold paint - and now he is plann
Tough Guys Dont Dance
Guns, drugs, sex, violence, AND a Porsche. I mean, c'mon, it's Norman Mailer!
In Our Time
Drinking, fishing...it's Hemingway!
The Portable Steinbeck
Steinbeck is gritty, serious, and intense.
Captains Courageous
Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner her is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman and, initially against his will, joins the crew of the We're Here for a summer. Through the medium of an exciting
The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded
The Sea-Wolf
The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American writer Jack London about a literary critic and other survivors of an ocean collision who come under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues them. Its fi
Kidnapped
Considered one of Robert Louis Stevensn's best works,  Kidnapped  is a historical fiction adventure novel, first published in Young Folks magazine from May to July 1886. The novel is considered a companion to Stevenson's&nb
Master and Commander
Master and Commander is a historical naval novel by Patrick O'Brian. First published in 1969 (US) (1970 in UK), it is first in the Aubrey-Maturin series of stories of Captain Jack Aubrey and the naval surgeon Stephen Maturin.