Synopses & Reviews
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.
"This entertaining collection is recommended for both academic and public libraries."-- Library Journal
"Irresistible browsing for strong UA readers with an Indiana Jones streak." -- Booklist
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. Plimpton has also written an introduction that puts all of these tales of adventure in proper perspective.
Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2004, today The Explorers Club is an international society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.
This volume, the first in what will be a long-running series of Explorers Club classics, is dedicated to the spirit of exploration. Assembled by Club member and literary giant George Plimpton, As Told at The Explorers Club will take you to all corners of the globe, with all sorts of adventurers and explorers, from Amundsen to Lindbergh, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and all points in between.
For more than a century, The Explorer's Club has been the meeting place for some of the most daring adventurers on the planet. It's a legendary oasis, and here are some of the best tales ever swapped at that capital of adventure.
About the Author
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.