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The Resource As told at the Explorers Club : more than fifty gripping tales of adventure, edited and with an introduction by George Plimpton

As told at the Explorers Club : more than fifty gripping tales of adventure, edited and with an introduction by George Plimpton

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As told at the Explorers Club : more than fifty gripping tales of adventure
Title
As told at the Explorers Club
Title remainder
more than fifty gripping tales of adventure
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by George Plimpton
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G525
LC item number
.A77 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Plimpton, George
  • Explorers Club
Series statement
Explorers Club classics series
Series volume
v. 1
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Adventure and adventurers
Label
As told at the Explorers Club : more than fifty gripping tales of adventure, edited and with an introduction by George Plimpton
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Publication
Contents
The ghosts of Ngulia / Mervyn Cowie -- The lady and the Coelacanth: remembering the zoological discovery of the century / J. Richard Greenwell -- Martin and Osa Johnson: exploration was their way of life / Kenhelm W. Stott, Jr. -- Memories of the last crusade / Lowell Thomas -- There is such an animal / Patrick Putnam -- Witchcraft among the Zulus / Carl Von Hoffman -- A day I should have stayed in bed / Robert C. Reeve -- It bears telling / L. Ron Hubbard -- Arctic ghost / Felix Riesenberg -- At close quarters with a polar bear / Anthony Fiala -- The compass that talked / Edward Weyer -- The last resort: cannibalism in the Arctic / Anne Keenleyside -- On Stefansson / Roald Amundsen -- Rescued from the "death trap" of the Arctic / Burt M. McConnell -- The royal road to humdrum / Vilhjalmur Stefansson -- 1990 American Everest-Lhotse expedition / Glenn Porzak -- Cheetah hunting / C. Suydam Cutting -- The elephant-headed deity Ganesh / Stanley J. Olsen -- The elephant that walked to Vienna / J. Monroe Thorington -- A Gobi adventure / Roy Chapman Andrews -- Hang-gliding on the K-2: an emergency descent of 7,600 meters / Jean-Marc Boivin -- Mongolian interlude / William J. Morden -- Over the Khyber to Kabul / Lowell Thomas -- Through the wilderness of northern Korea to the long white mountain / Roy Chapman Andrews -- Traversing Arabia's Rub'al Khali / Jens Munthe -- Woman, you are a beast / Jorgen Bitsch -- Yeti expedition / Thomas Baker Slick -- Ruler of the bush / G. Vic Hurley -- Rowing across the Atlantic: husband-wife team proves it can be done / Curtis L. Saville -- Pagans of the Pasquas / Donald A. Cadzow -- Carmelita / Tom Gill -- Eyes in the night / Seymour Gates Pond -- Men who can't come back / W.E. Aughinbaugh -- The capture of an ant army / Herbert F. Schwarz -- The fire-dog of Asu / Lewis R. Freeman -- "Juah Tada" / Hassoldt Davis -- Pitcairn Island after 200 years: will the settlement survive? / Joli Kansil -- Rowing across the Pacific: one stroke at a time / Curtis and Kathleen Saville -- Biscay gales / Leonard Outhwaite -- Wings in the storm / Hugh Duncan Grant -- Bullwhacking across the plains / W.H. Jackson -- Buried alive / Warren King Moorehead -- The death of Sitting Bull / E.W. Deming -- A leap in the dark / Charles A. Lindbergh -- Lost inside the Earth / Horace Ashton -- Youthful adventure / Wilfred H. Osgood -- Exploration defined / Alfred Eisenpreis -- Hunting wildlife with pen and palette / Robert McCracken Peck -- Lowell Thomas milestones / Howell L. Joiner -- On exploration / Milbry C. Polk -- Remembering Lowell Thomas / with Walter Cronkite
Control code
ocm52773439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 445 p.
Isbn
9781592280353
Lccn
2003017115
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADH-5140
Label
As told at the Explorers Club : more than fifty gripping tales of adventure, edited and with an introduction by George Plimpton
Publication
Contents
The ghosts of Ngulia / Mervyn Cowie -- The lady and the Coelacanth: remembering the zoological discovery of the century / J. Richard Greenwell -- Martin and Osa Johnson: exploration was their way of life / Kenhelm W. Stott, Jr. -- Memories of the last crusade / Lowell Thomas -- There is such an animal / Patrick Putnam -- Witchcraft among the Zulus / Carl Von Hoffman -- A day I should have stayed in bed / Robert C. Reeve -- It bears telling / L. Ron Hubbard -- Arctic ghost / Felix Riesenberg -- At close quarters with a polar bear / Anthony Fiala -- The compass that talked / Edward Weyer -- The last resort: cannibalism in the Arctic / Anne Keenleyside -- On Stefansson / Roald Amundsen -- Rescued from the "death trap" of the Arctic / Burt M. McConnell -- The royal road to humdrum / Vilhjalmur Stefansson -- 1990 American Everest-Lhotse expedition / Glenn Porzak -- Cheetah hunting / C. Suydam Cutting -- The elephant-headed deity Ganesh / Stanley J. Olsen -- The elephant that walked to Vienna / J. Monroe Thorington -- A Gobi adventure / Roy Chapman Andrews -- Hang-gliding on the K-2: an emergency descent of 7,600 meters / Jean-Marc Boivin -- Mongolian interlude / William J. Morden -- Over the Khyber to Kabul / Lowell Thomas -- Through the wilderness of northern Korea to the long white mountain / Roy Chapman Andrews -- Traversing Arabia's Rub'al Khali / Jens Munthe -- Woman, you are a beast / Jorgen Bitsch -- Yeti expedition / Thomas Baker Slick -- Ruler of the bush / G. Vic Hurley -- Rowing across the Atlantic: husband-wife team proves it can be done / Curtis L. Saville -- Pagans of the Pasquas / Donald A. Cadzow -- Carmelita / Tom Gill -- Eyes in the night / Seymour Gates Pond -- Men who can't come back / W.E. Aughinbaugh -- The capture of an ant army / Herbert F. Schwarz -- The fire-dog of Asu / Lewis R. Freeman -- "Juah Tada" / Hassoldt Davis -- Pitcairn Island after 200 years: will the settlement survive? / Joli Kansil -- Rowing across the Pacific: one stroke at a time / Curtis and Kathleen Saville -- Biscay gales / Leonard Outhwaite -- Wings in the storm / Hugh Duncan Grant -- Bullwhacking across the plains / W.H. Jackson -- Buried alive / Warren King Moorehead -- The death of Sitting Bull / E.W. Deming -- A leap in the dark / Charles A. Lindbergh -- Lost inside the Earth / Horace Ashton -- Youthful adventure / Wilfred H. Osgood -- Exploration defined / Alfred Eisenpreis -- Hunting wildlife with pen and palette / Robert McCracken Peck -- Lowell Thomas milestones / Howell L. Joiner -- On exploration / Milbry C. Polk -- Remembering Lowell Thomas / with Walter Cronkite
Control code
ocm52773439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 445 p.
Isbn
9781592280353
Lccn
2003017115
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADH-5140

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