As Told at the Explorer's Club
More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure
Edited by George Plimpton
As Told at the Explorer's Club by George Plimpton
Book DescriptionFor 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592280353
(229mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: The Lyons Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Plimpton
Open Net, Paperback (August 2016)
After forays into American football, golf and the world of professional boxing, the author accepts his riskiest assignment yet: taking to the ice as goalie for his beloved National Hockey League team, the Boston Bruins. This book is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice.
Out of My League, Paperback (August 2016)
It began as a fun filled stunt and came to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. This book chronicles what happened next as his inspired idea - to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues - got seriously out of hand.
Paper Lion, Paperback (August 2016)
In the mid-1960s, George Plimpton talked his way into the Detroit Lions' pre-season training camp and in doing so set the bar for participatory sports journalism. In this book, he recounts his experience of a month practising and living with the team - getting to know the pressures rookies confront, the hijinks, and taking behind the scenes snaps.
Bogey Man, Paperback (August 2016)» View all books by George Plimpton
What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit? The author spent a month of self-imposed torture on the PGA tour to find out. In this book, we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, the author's thoughts and experiences.
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Author Biography - George Plimpton
GEORGE PLIMPTON, the originator of "participatory journalism," is the founder and editor of the renowned literary magazine The Paris Review. His books include Paper Lion (page TK), The Bogey Man (page TK), Open Net (page TK), Shadow Box (page TK), and Mad Ducks and Bears (page TK). He lives in New York City.
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