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The Last Explorer by Simon Nasht
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Oct 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: bea-2007-8, biography, fall-10-challenge, historical, non-fiction, own
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Fascinating look at one of history's most daring, courageous men - a man that the world has seemed to have forgotten over the years. I have never read or heard about a true story where the person encountered so many near-death experiences. From WWI to flying and crashing the first planes MULTIPLE times, to running out of gas while in the air over nothing but the Arctic Ocean, to being in a submarine deep in polar waters when all steering and diving controls are gone, to being shot at in a firing squad, Sir Hubert Wilkins has more chutzpah in his left toe (frostbitten left toe) than most people have in their entire bodies.

Great read. Took a while to get into, but once I did, I'm glad I got to knew this man.
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