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I Married Adventure: The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson (Kodansha Globe)

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ISBN13: 9781568361284
ISBN10: 1568361289
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A CLASSIC MEMOIR OF TWO PIONEERING ADVENTURERS

Before Joy Adamson went to Africa, before Margaret Mead sailed to Samoa, before Dian Fossey was even born, a Kansas teenager

named Osa Leighty married Martin Johnson, a pioneering photographer just back from a 'round-the-world cruise with Jack London. Together the Johnsons flew and sailed to Borneo, to Kenya, and to the Congo, filming Simba and other popular nature movies with Martin behind the camera and Osa holding her rifle at the ready in case the scene's big game star should turn hostile. This bestselling memoir retraces their careers in rich detail, with precisely observed descriptions and often heart-stopping anecdotes. Illustrated with scores of the dramatic photos that made the Johnsons famous, it's a book sure to delight every lover of true adventure.

Synopsis:

A CLASSIC MEMOIR OF TWO PIONEERING ADVENTURERS

Before Joy Adamson went to Africa, before Margaret Mead sailed to Samoa, before Dian Fossey was even born, a Kansas teenager

named Osa Leighty married Martin Johnson, a pioneering photographer just back from a 'round-the-world cruise with Jack London. Together the Johnsons flew and sailed to Borneo, to Kenya, and to the Congo, filming Simba and other popular nature movies with Martin behind the camera and Osa holding her rifle at the ready in case the scene's big game star should turn hostile. This bestselling memoir retraces their careers in rich detail, with precisely observed descriptions and often heart-stopping anecdotes. Illustrated with scores of the dramatic photos that made the Johnsons famous, it's a book sure to delight every lover of true adventure.

Synopsis:

Martin Johnson, the famous explorer and nature photographer who brought home stunning movies of Africa and the South Seas to eager Americans, spent more than 25 years crossing the country and the world with his cameras and his wife. Osa's colorful biography is also a wonderful love story. 94 photos, maps, index.

About the Author

OSA JOHNSON was born in 1893 in Chanute, Kansas. She married Martin Johnson in 1910 and accompanied him on all of his expeditions until 1937, when he was killed in a commercial airline crash. In 1940 she published I Married Adventure, which became a worldwide bestseller, and established the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas.

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DC LE ROUX, March 30, 2007 (view all comments by DC LE ROUX)
Absolutely gripping, adventurous follow your dreams material. It is the first documentary I have ever read where the author actually met up with cannibals.

If you love Africa, wildlife and people with the same passion, you will not be able to put the book down until you have finished reading it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781568361284
Subtitle:
The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson
Editor:
Turner, Philip
Editor:
Turner, Philip
Author:
Johnson, Osa
Author:
null, Osa
Author:
null, Nancy Landon
Author:
Nancy Landon Kassebaum
Author:
Johnson, Martin
Author:
Johnson, Martin
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Memoirs
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Travel | Essays
Subject:
Travel, Sports, and Recreation | Travel | Essays and Memoirs
Subject:
Nature photography
Subject:
Wildlife photographers
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Travel | Essays & Memoirs
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Series:
Kodansha globe
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19970814
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64 pages bandw photos
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6 x 8.8 x 1.3 in 1.344 lb

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Product details 448 pages Kodansha Globe - English 9781568361284 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A CLASSIC MEMOIR OF TWO PIONEERING ADVENTURERS

Before Joy Adamson went to Africa, before Margaret Mead sailed to Samoa, before Dian Fossey was even born, a Kansas teenager

named Osa Leighty married Martin Johnson, a pioneering photographer just back from a 'round-the-world cruise with Jack London. Together the Johnsons flew and sailed to Borneo, to Kenya, and to the Congo, filming Simba and other popular nature movies with Martin behind the camera and Osa holding her rifle at the ready in case the scene's big game star should turn hostile. This bestselling memoir retraces their careers in rich detail, with precisely observed descriptions and often heart-stopping anecdotes. Illustrated with scores of the dramatic photos that made the Johnsons famous, it's a book sure to delight every lover of true adventure.

"Synopsis" by , Martin Johnson, the famous explorer and nature photographer who brought home stunning movies of Africa and the South Seas to eager Americans, spent more than 25 years crossing the country and the world with his cameras and his wife. Osa's colorful biography is also a wonderful love story. 94 photos, maps, index.
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