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by George Plimpton

ePub As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure download
Author:
George Plimpton
ISBN13:
978-1592280353
ISBN:
1592280358
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Publisher:
Lyons Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2003)
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Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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1524 kb
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4.9
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As Told at The Explore.

As Told at The Explore. For more than a century, The Explorers Club has been the meeting place for some of the most daring adventurers on the planet. It's a legendary oasis, where a man just back from the Gobi Desert might kick back and, over some port, have a chat with a fellow off to Bandung. Although many of those whose stories are contained within this book consider 'adventures' a result of poor planning, they nevertheless had marvelous tales to tell.

This fine book is the first volume in the Explorers Club Classic Series

This fine book is the first volume in the Explorers Club Classic Series. From this eclectic gathering of tales told at the legendary, century-old Explorers Club, it seems adventure is a pejorative word because several writers here equate it with poor planning. Nevertheless, they plunge into narratives of mischance, to the vicarious thrill of readers, who will, for example, enjoy ducking bandits' bullets along with legendary paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews.

Upon opening As Told at The Explorer's Club, I felt sure that I'd find one delight after another . The tales feel unquestionably authentic. Some stories better than others.

The tales feel unquestionably authentic. This volume celebrates a century of global exploration and, like any true adventure, it will surprise you again and again. -Audubon Naturalist News.

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As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure

As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure. Aldrich, Nelson W. George, Being George: George Plimpton's Life as Told, Admired, Deplored, and Envied by 200 Friends, Relatives, Lovers, Acquaintances, Rivals-and a Few Unappreciative Observers New York. Publisher: Random House, In. 2009.

Incorporated in 1905, The Explorers Club in its earliest years met in simple rented rooms. Assembled by Club member and literary giant George Plimpton, As Told by the Explorer's Club will take you from Amundsen to Lindbergh, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and all points in between. In 1965, the Club bought a Tudor-style mansion on East 70th Street in the historic Upper East Side, where it has remained ever since.

I was reminded of these happy moments upon opening the book As Told At The Explorers Club. For while many of the tales do recount astonishing adventures, the word itself rarely, if ever, appears.

Though milady, the mother of a friend and my hostess, was a bit daft and the house a bit drafty, I’ve never enjoyed a Christmas more. I was reminded of these happy moments upon opening the book As Told At The Explorers Club.

Assembled by Club member and literary giant George Plimpton, As Told by the Explorer's Club will take you from .

Assembled by Club member and literary giant George Plimpton, As Told by the Explorer's Club will take you from Amundsen to Lindbergh, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and all points in between.

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For more than a century, The Explorers Club has been the meeting place for some of the most daring adventurers on the planet. It's a legendary oasis, where a man just back from the Gobi Desert might kick back and, over some port, have a chat with a fellow off to Bandung.Here then, are some of the best tales ever swapped at that capital of adventure, including:Anthony Fiola on being in close quarters with a polar bearCharles Lindbergh on his famous flightFelix Reisenberg on the ArcticAnne Keenleyside, Ph. D. on cannibalismRoald Amundsen on the explorer StefanssonMervyn Cowie on hunting killer lionsJean-Marc Boivin on hang-glidingCurtis and Kathleen Saville on oceanic rowingE. W. Deming on Sitting Bull's mysterious deathIt's some of the finest writing on some of the most hair-raising journeys ever made, all selected by editor George Plimpton, himself a member of The Explorers Club.
  • Great book in wonderful condition

  • What a club to belong to! The Explorer's Club is a group who share their stories of travel and adventure. This collection dates from the early days of the club over 100 years ago to more contemporary tales. An enjoyable collection from around the globe.

  • Thought the stories would be much more dashing! But some were pretty tame. If you want great adventure, Jim Corbetts the Tigers of Kumaon bet this by miles.

  • Great book. Some stories better than others. Niceto take when on a long trip or out camping...especially beats playing on your cell phone all day.

  • I have only started reading but I am already convinced it will quickly become one of my favorites. I can't wait to keep with it.

  • Arrived in good shape and is an interesting book. I am glad to own it. I haven't read all of it but will soon.

  • Enjoy reading this book. So far about half way through. Many short true stories of adventure and exploration. A good book to throw in your backpack to take with you on your next overseas adventure/travel.

  • Loved this book !
    I wish I was there in person to spin a few tales lolol