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As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure
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.This updated edition includes a new foreword by Richard Wiese, the 44th president of The Explorers Club, ...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Lyons Press
(first published 2003)
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Aug 02, 2010 Clare rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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. From manning a 'ghostly' station on a very remote Arctic island to roaming with the nomads of the Asian steppes to joining a cheetah hunt (where the cheetahs are used to hunt other animals), these explorers show us a world few of us will ever encounter. ...more
Mar 07, 2014 David Ward rated it liked it · review of another edition
As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure edited by George Plimpton (Lyons Press 2003) (910.4) is a collection of hunting, mountaineering, and exploring tales by well-situated good old boys. My rating: 7/10, finished 3/8/14.
A collection of anecdotes from people who have explored every continent on the globe. Quaint and intriguing, like being with a group of friends and recounting adventures. It's a cozy read and makes you want to go somewhere. ...more
This was an enjoyable read, it just felt like some of the stories were thrown in for filler. Some of them were great, others were good but just didn't seem to belong in this particular collection. ...more
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