Alone Against the North

An Expedition into the Unknown.

The story of Adam’s incredible adventures alone to some of the world’s last unexplored places. Alone Against the North spent 26 straight weeks on the national best-seller list, peaking at number 1 in Canada.

  •  Winner of the Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for northern literature.
  • Winner of the Speaker’s Book Award, for best book by an author under 30.

“Adam Shoalts, 21st century explorer, calmly describes the things he has endured that would drive most people to despair, or even madness…Rare insight into the heart and mind of an explorer, and the insatiable hunger for the unknown that both inspires and drives one to the edge…A 1st-hand look into the heart of a truly brave man.”
—-Col. Chris Hadfield, astronaut, International Space Station commander

“Doing things the easy way has never been my style. There is no adventure in that! In Alone Against the North, Adam Shoalts does nothing the easy way. He travels to places no one has ever seen before and as a result comes back with an amazing story. As gripping to read as it must’ve been exciting to live!”
—-Les Stroud, Survivorman

“Adam Shoalts is Canada’s Indiana Jones—portaging in the north, dodging scary rapids, plunging into darkness, and surviving to tell the tale.”
—–The Toronto Star

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A History of Canada in 10 Maps

The Epic, Untold Story of Canada’s Maps.

10 Maps is not your grade school history. This is the violent, sweeping, spectacular history of Canada as told through 10 historic maps. From the Vikings to the battlefields of 1812, the explorers and First Nations, Shoalts’ book is Game of Thrones meets Canadian history all rolled into one epic saga.

The book is a must-read for all canoeing, hiking, and other outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone who likes a rollicking adventure yarn.

Reviews: 

“It’s an epic journey and Shoalts relishes the brutal struggles for dominance, the restless swagger of men such as Peter Pond, the tales of mammoths and wendigos carefully noted by David Thompson, the ghastly cannibalism that occurred on Captain John Franklin’s expedition to the Coppermine River…Shoalts has done an elegant job of…reminding us of the vast and brooding influence of geography on our history.” —Globe and Mail                                                                                                                            
“If you like maps, you’ll like this book; if you like both maps and crisply recounted Canadian history, you’ll love it. Shoalts…takes you inside their heads as they face fear, doubt and despair in tandem with cold, starvation and rebellious wanting-to-turn-back companions ….Canadian history writ well.”
 —Winnipeg Free Press                                                                                                                        

“(A History of Canada in 10 Maps) is one fine book perfectly written for the armchair adventurer.” —-Postmedia

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