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As Told at The Explorers Club: More Than…

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

by George Plimpton

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Anticipating its 1904 centenary, the New York-based Club reprints 51 tales from three previous anthologies, 1931-41; a fourth that was becalmed by World War II; and The Explorers Journal, which began publication in 1921. And every word was gospel truth. It is not indexed. Perhaps Volume Two is being prepared for the bicentenary. Tales of exploration from the world's most exclusive club. 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 bear, Charles Lindbergh on his famous flight, Felix Reisenberg on the Arctic, Anne Keenleyside, Ph. D. on cannibalism, Roald Amundsen on the explorer, Stefansson Mervyn Cowie on hunting killer lions, Jean-Marc Boivin on hang-gliding, Curtis and Kathleen Saville on oceanic rowing, E. W. Deming on Sitting Bull's mysterious death. It'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.… (more)

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