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Lost in the Arctic: Explorations on the Edge (Adrenaline Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Lawrence Millman writes stylish, often wildly amusing tales of remote places and offbeat characters (from the South Pacific islands of Yap to eccentric author and explorer Hassoldt Davis, a literary man-of-action whose many brushes with death including being paralyzed by an African sorcerer). He specializes in unsolved mysteries (what really happened to the great explorer Henry Hudson after his men mutinied and cast him off in an open boat?) and odd myths. And he is not immune to misadventures of his own, often landing in extremely uncomfortable or dangerous situations in his pursuit of newand sometimes very, very oldplaces, cultures, and experiences. From the experience of being marooned on an uncharted island in the Arctic to an encounter with Kodiak bears in Alaska, this collection features 17 new piecespunctuated by a scattering of Millmans best work from more than two decades. Readers will meet Icelandic revolutionaries, visit museum exhibits of penis pins, and unearth the remains of frozen explorerswhose fate Millman has so far managed to avoidand will quickly come to understand why this writers work has evoked favorable comparisons with the likes of Redmond OHanlon and Bruce Chatwin. Millmans a genius.Annie Dillard He is that rare travelera person with guts and a sense of humor. He is also a wonderful writer.Paul Theroux

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560254119
Subtitle:
Explorations on the Edge
Author:
Millman, Lawrence
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Arctic regions
Subject:
FICTION / Adventure
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Arctic regions Description and travel.
Subject:
Millman, Lawrence - Travel - Arctic regions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Adrenaline Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
vol.14, no.5(C)
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.10x6.30x.91 in. .99 lbs.

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