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

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Incorporated in 1905, The Explorers Club in its earliest years met in simple rented rooms. 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.

Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2004, today The Explorers Club is an international society dedicated to the advancement of field research, sc
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Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Lyons Press (first published 2003)
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Clare
Aug 02, 2010 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.
David Ward
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.
Cortney
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Midnight Blue
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very eclectic mix of adventure and anthropology. Many of these tales are from the early parts of the 20th century so the marked lack of political corectness towards people of other cultures is pretty striking.
Josh Hamacher
Some of the stories were good, but the majority were mediocre or worse. Probably worth reading for the few gems, but definitely not a book to go out of your way to read.
Joel
Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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.
Liz
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites! Something here for every explorer
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George Ames Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, editor, actor, and gamesman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review.

He was the grandson of George A. Plimpton.