Goldring Books: True Life / Adventure
found: 23 books

 
COCKBURN, PATRICK
The Broken Boy
London, Jonathan Cape. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0224071084). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. The author, a writer on foreign afairs, was six years old when he woke up one day in the summer of 1956 with a headache and a sore throat. His parents had recently returned to Ireland, to their house in East Cork, careless of the fact that a polio epidemic had broken out in Cork City. He caught the disease and was taken to the fever hospital where, alone for the first time in his life, he was kept in isolation, and with the disease attacking the nerves of his brain and the spinal cord leading to paralysis of the muscles, he could no longer walk. The book is at once a memoir of his own experience, a portrait of his parents, both prominent radicals, and the story of the Cork epidemic, the last great polio epidemic in the world, affecting 50,000 people. 20 illustrations. 13. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 006350
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Keywords: Cork Polio Epidemic, Claud and Patricia Cockburn, John Strachey, Ireland 0224071084

 
COLE, JONATHAN
Pride and a Daily Marathon
London, Duckworth. 1991, First Edition. (ISBN: 0715623850). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. Foreword by Oliver Sacks. The author is a doctor and here describes an exceptional patient, Ian Waterman, who was struck down at the age of 19 with a rare neurological illness which deprived him of all sensation below the neck and who was diagnosed as incurable. Ian gradually adapted to his strange condition and as predicted there was no neurological recovery and he had to monitor every movement by sight to work out where his limbs were but with astonishing courage and persistence he developed elaborate tricks and strategies to control his movements. Hard enough as this was to cope with daily living, but even greater with the challenges of work, love and marriage. A most heartening account of one man's courage and achievement. NOT EX LIB 309. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 002791
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Keywords: Neurological Illness Recovery 0715623850

 
HEMPLEMAN-ADAMS, DAVID WITH UHLIG, ROBERT
Walking on Thin Ice - in Pursuit of the North Pole
London, Orion / Daily Telegraph. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 0752817973). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near fine complete dustjacket which is not price clipped. In March 1998 the author set off on a 600 mile journey which would take him into the record books as one of the most successful all rounf adventurers. Facing wind-chill down to minus 90 centigrade, he man hauled his sledge to the North Pole across the constantly shifting ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean. This completed the explorer's Grand Slam, a challenge which saw him conquer the North and South Magnetic Poles, become the first person to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole, scale the highest mountain in each of the seven continents, including Everest. Illustrated with colour photographs. 310. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 005344
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Keywords: Explorers, Grand Slam, North Pole, South Pole, Everest, Mountaineers 0752817973

 
FIENNES, RANULPH
To the Ends of the Earth - Triple Signed Copy
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1984. (ISBN: 0140252774). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. SIGNED BY RANULPH FIENNES, CHARLES BURTON and OLIVER SHEPARD to title page. ALSO ENCLOSED IS A SIGNED LETTER ON TRANSGLOBE EXPEDITION HEADED PAPER FROM RANULPH FIENNES dated 20 September 1982. Gold title on grey cloth boards which have light wear marks to front and back. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a small stain to the reverse and a touch of wear to spine head and tail and is not price clipped and is protected by a removable cover. A large format book of 320 pages. Photo illustrations throughout in colour and black and white and diagrams. 9 maps. The Transglobe Expedition was the first expedition to make a circumpolar navigation, traveling the world 'vertically' traversing both of the poles using only surface transport. Starting in 1979 from Greenwich in the United Kingdom, adventurers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Charles R. Burton went south, arriving at the South Pole on 15 December 1980. Over the next 14 months, they went north again, reaching the North Pole on 11 April 1982. Travelling south once more, they arrived again in Greenwich on 29 August 1982. Oliver Shepard took part in the Antarctic leg of the expedition. The 100,000-mile route took the Transglobe Expedition team across the Sahara via Tombouctou, through the swamps and jungles of Mali and the Ivory Coast, over huge unexplored crevasse fields in Antarctica, through the inhospitable North West Passage, graveyard of so many famous venturers, and into the unpredictable hazards of the Arctic Ocean. Ranking alongside the journeys of Amundsen, Scott and Peary the Transglobe endeavour, a chance dream in 1972, became, on its completion ten years later, a truly historic voyage. SCARCE TO FIND THIS BOOK WITH ALL 3 MEMBER'S SIGNATURES PRESENT TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED HEADED LETTER PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY BOOK OF 1.3 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST L. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 010935
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Keywords: Transglobe Expedition, Charles Burton, Oliver Shepard 0140252774

 
HAYDEN, TOREY
Ghost Girl - a True Story
London, Macmillan. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 0333567900). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which has one small crease to one inner flap. A true story of a young girl, Jadie, who is so wounded by events in her life that she believes that she is a ghost. An elective mute, her body is so contorted as to make her appear crippled and when her new teacher, the author, who specialises in disturbed children, persuades her to speak, Jadie explains that her posture is to "keep my insides from falling out". The child's preoccupation with strange cultish symbols and perverted sexual acts points to an interpretation that the author's colleagues are unable to accept and are the vividly described episodes the bleak truth or the tortured imaginings of a seriously disturbed child. A gripping account of the problems of dealing with suspected child abuse and a psychological horror story. 203. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 002591
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Keywords: 0333567900

 
HILL, CATHERINE
Dancing in the Sea - Once the Hijack Was over
Edinburgh, Mainstream. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1840188774). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. The moving account of the author's experience in 1986 when she and her Italian boyfriend were hijacked by PLO terrorists on a Pan Am flight from Bombay to Germany when it stopped in Pakistan, enduring 17 hours of terror. The terrorists were convinced that Pakistani troops were about to storm the plane and forces as many as possible into the aisle to massacre them and in the slaughter that followed 21 people were dead and over 100 injured. Catherine was near fatally wounded, her left buttock blown off by a grenade and in spite of his own injuries, her boyfriend Picci saved her life by dragging her, bleeding heavily, from the plane. Over the years that followed she endured over 20 operations to heal her mutilated body and also began two major lawsuits, one against Pan Am and the other for medical negligence. She had to call on every resource she had, physical, psychological, emotional and financial as she attempted to build her life. The title refers to an epiphany she had whilst on holiday in the Caribbean where she and her boyfriend danced together for the first time since the hijack. 22 photographs. 150. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 003216
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Keywords: 1986 Pan Am Plane Hijack in Pakistan, Plo 1840188774

 
IDRIESS, ION
Lasseter's Last Ride - an Epic of the Central Australian Gold Discovery
Sydney, Angus and Robertson. 1950. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Red and cream cloth boards with camel decoration has just light wear to spine head and tail and is unmarked. Internally there is age darkening to pages else unmarked. Dustjacket has chipping to edges and age spotting and is not price clipped. 267 pages. 20 illustrations. Map to front endpaper. New edition. The well known Australian author describes the Central Australian Gold Exploration expedition of which L.H.B. (Das) Lasseter was the prospector. It has been compiled from the personal experiences of the several members of the party, from information supplied by E.H. Bailey, the expedition secretary, and from letters written by Lasseter himself. Although the Expedition was one of the best equipped that ever ventured into the vast interior, its records recount a series of reverses and chapters of accidents which, in the history of Australian exploration, are second only to those of the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition (1860-1861). Lasseter as a young man, had discovered a rich gold reef, which some 30 years later became the Quest Expedition. According to reports, Lasseter rediscovered the reef on the expedition but the desert was loath to let the secret reach the outside world. The old prospector was unable to return to civilization, and perished in the wilderness. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 010945
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Keywords: Central Australia Gold Discoveries

 
TOMLINSON, JANE AND MIKE
You Can't Take It with You
London, Simon and Schuster. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 0743276116). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. 328 pages. Jane Tomkinson was just 26 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. A decade later, in 2000, she was told that the disease had spread to her bones and she had only six months to live. The devoted mother of three had to find a way to make the most of every moment left to her, and getting her body into peak physical fitness seemed right for her. She started to run, and a 5 kilometre event led to the London Marathon. In 2004 she had set her sights on a 2,000 mile Rome to Home cycle ride, and her and her brother set off on their tandem from the Vatican City with a papal blessing. But even this challenge couldn't satisfy her, and she decided to tackle the legendary Florida Ironman Triathlon - a two and a half mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and a marathon length run - and battling constant pain, she became the first terminally ill person ever to complete the course. Mike and Jane's last adventure was a gruelling 3,700 mile cycle ride from San Francisco to New York, raising pounds 1.4 million for cancer charities. 311. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 008514
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Keywords: Breast Cancer, London Marathon, Florida Ironman Triathlon 0743276116

 
KESSLER, RONALD
Spy Vs. Spy - Stalking Soviet Spies in America
Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 0715393375). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition. This is the first book to examine closely the spy swaps, based on exclusive interviews with former American spies and counter intelligence agents as well as with Karl Koecher who was traded for Scharansky in 1986. Koecher was a KGB agent who, following his phony defection in 1965, had infiltrated the CIA and was the main discloser of American state secrets. 102. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 002928
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Keywords: Soviet Spies in America 0715393375

 
KITCH, CHRIS
Pavement for My Pillow
London, Orion. 1997. (ISBN: 0752803409). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age darkening to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 197 pages. Introduction by Robin Waterfield. Interspersed with joyful diary notes about her present life - studying for her MA, walking her dogs and living on her boat and then back in All Saints' Convent in Oxford - this is the remarkable story of a woman who has succeeded in transforming herself from pitiful baglady to scholar and writer. Chris Kitch was born illegitimate and brought up in the rough streets of Bradford. Her step-father did not want her, all three of her children were taken into care soon after each was born. In and out of prison with no home, she existed in a twilight world of drugs and alcohol, prostitution and homelessness. Chris survived but her beloved friend Jean didn't, dying of drug abuse. With the pavement her pillow, Piccadilly toilets her 'home' and narcotics her only friend, she dragged herself out of the gutter and into years of rehabilitation, and her thirst for knowledge was reawakened and in 1993 she was awarded her BA Honours degree. NOT EX LIB 13. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 008593
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Keywords: Baglady to Scholar 0752803409

 
LEVIN, SIS
Beirut Diary - a Husband Held Hostage and a Wife Determined to Set Him Free
Illinois, InterVarsity Press. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0830317166). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A near Fine uninscribed copy which has the top right corner of the front endpaper neatly clipped. Dustjacket is complete with some chipping to top. In March 1984 Jerry Levin, bureau chief for CNN, was kidnapped in Beirut but no one knew who did it or why. His wife Sis, at first waiting for quiet diplomacy as advised by the State Department, then realised after the Iran-Contra affair that the US government's idea of quiet diplomacy was neither diplomatic nor effective. In the following months, as more Americans were kidnapped, she would travel to Syria and talk about peace, reconciliation and her concern for the children of the war. Her life tuned into a spy novel with strange meetings with Jesse Jackson, Syria's Foreign Minister, Lebanon's Shiite army leader and many more. 4. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 002777
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Keywords: Lebanon Kidnap, Cnn 0830317166

 
MAN, JOHN
The Survival of Jan Little
London, Viking. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0670811580). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good + unmarked copy with price clipped dustjacket. Jan Little survived in the depths of the Amazon jungle for months after her family had died in mysterious circumstances, she was utterly alone and BLIND. Her story begins in the Mexican town of San Cristobal,where she meets Harry Little and is overwhelmed by his compelling personality. Jan, partially sighted, has a 3 year old daughter, Rebecca and with her they follow Harry into the jungle and 12 years later, with Jan now totally blind and dependent on her patriarchal husband, they move to uncharted rainforest in northern Brazil. Tragedy strikes in 1979 when all three contract a mysterious disease and during a violent storm her life disintegrates, in an extraordinary effort of will she fights to survive in her world of darkness. 11 photographs and 3 illustrations. NOT EX LIB NOT BOOK CLUB 108. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 003477
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Keywords: Amazon Jungle Survival, Blind Woman 0670811580

 
MAWDSLEY, JAMES
The Heart Must Break - the Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma
London, Century. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 0712679219). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine copy with a Fine complete dustjacket. Map endpapers and 38 photographs. The author's very harrowing tale of being imprisoned in Insein prison just 10 hours after entering Burma and distributing pro-democracy leaflets, receiving a 17 year sentence. It was the third time he had been detained and he used his time in prison to challenge and defy the ruling regime, suffering torture, hunger strikes and over a year in solitary. A very compelling account of his four years in and out of Burma and his witnessing of the genocidal persecution of it's people as publicised in the West by Aung San Suu Kyi. 117. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 002218
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Keywords: Burma, Fight for Democracy 0712679219

 
MCCORMICK, DONALD
The Master Book of Spies - the World of Espionage, Master Spies, Tortures, Interrogations, Spy Equipment, Escapes, Codes and How You Can Become a Spy
London, Hodder- Causton. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0340175192). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with complete dustjacket. A whole inside history of spying and how each nation tackles it, together with how one becomes a spy, what spying is like and how it all works. The author, whilst limiting what he can confess to, does note that in 1942 he made an unauthorised entry into the Kasbah of Algiers to work out a detailed street map of the enemy infested area, and for whom? None other than Ian Fleming, at that time Deputy Director of British Naval Intelligence. Illustrated with photographs, contemporary illustrations, in colour sepia and black and white. 13. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 004713
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Keywords: True Life, Espionage 0340175192

 
MCMANNERS, HUGH
Crowning the Dragon - Adventures in the Chinese Karakoram
London, Grafton Books. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0246133821). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Silver title on blue boards which are clean and has very light bumping to lower edge. Internally very clean, uninscribed and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket has light creasing to top and is complete VG+. The author Major Hugh McManners' account of joining an Army expedition to climb the world's third highest unclimbed peak. In 1982 he returned from active duty in the Falklands, subsequently suffering from depression and decided to join the ten man team led by Captain Henry Morgan to climb the 7,500 metre crown in August 1987. He was appointed 'official' cameraman and joined the group in Hong Kong, getting to know his colleagues on the long journey through China, struggling with bureaucracy and a long trek by foot and camel. They failed to reach the summit by a whisker but he learnt a great deal about himself. 61 coloured photographs and 4 maps. NOT EX LIB 155. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 002360
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Keywords: China, Chinese Karakoram 0246133821

 
MEZRICH, BEN
Ugly Americans - the True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions
New York, William Morrow. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 006057500x). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The true story of John Malcolm, a hungry Princeton graduate who travelled half way round the world in search of the American dream and ultimately pulled off a trade that could be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial markets. After receiving a mysterious phone call he packed up his few belongings and went to Japan and with barely a penny in his pocket and without speaking a word of Japanese, was thrown into the bizarre, adrenaline fuelled world of the expat trader, quickly learning to survive in a cutthroat world. Malcolm was first an assistant trading huge positions for Nick Leeson, the 26 year old rogue trader who lost nearly 2 billion Dollars which brought down Barings Bank, then he was right hand man to Dean Carney, a brilliant hedge fund cowboy who grew into the biggest derivatives trader in all of Asia. Along the way Malcolm fell in love with the daughter of a Yakuza, a Japanese gangster, built a fortune out of thin air and came head to head with the violent Japanese mobsters who helped turn the Asian markets into the turbulent casino it is today. 104. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 003428
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Keywords: Asia, Bond Traders, Nick Leeson, John Malcolm, Barings Bank, Derivatives, Hedge Funds, Yakuza 006057500x

 
THE QUECREEK MINERS (AS TOLD TO JEFF GOODELL)
Our Story - 77 Hours Underground
London, Ebury Press. 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 0091892457). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK Edition, First Printing. A Fine uninscribed copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The story of the nine Pennsylvania coal miners trapped two miles below ground for 77 hours and told by them in a dramatic first person account of their actions and emotions. A moving and harrowing story of their ordeal as each faced the prospect of death by drowning and the belief that they would not see their loved ones again, then the joy of rescue and emotion. 108. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 003219
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Keywords: Pennsylvania Coal Miners Trapped 2 Miles Underground 0091892457

 
PRESTON, RICHARD
The Hot Zone
London, Doubleday. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0385406312). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK Edition. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A terrifying true story of man's weakness in the face of the ferocious power of the deadly micro organisms Ebola and Marburg, whilst Influenza rates as a Level 1 virus and AIDS as Level 2 these are rated Level 4. As man destroys the tropical wildernesses of the world, thereby upsetting nature's balance, these previously unknown viruses are entering the human population. Here is the account of nightmarish events when one such virus resurfaced and crossed continents, breaking out inside a house of imported monkeys in a densely populated area of Washington. NOT EX LIB 14. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 003043
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Keywords: 0385406312

 
REID, P. R. (EDITED BY)
My Favourite Escape Stories
London, Lutterworth Press. 1975, First Thus. (ISBN: 0718822056). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: John Lea. A Very Good copy with foxing to closed edges with a dustjacket which is price clipped. 17 escape stories ranging in setting from the Tower of London in the 16th century to a Shanghai gaol in World War II, from a Barbados slave planatation to the swamps and forests of the Finnish border. American officers tunneling out of a civil war prison, British officers struggling over the Taurus mountains during World War I, a German pilot bluffing his way on to an English airfield and many more. NOT EX LIB 15. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 002381
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Keywords: 0718822056 John Lea

 
RIDGWAY, JOHN
Amazon Journey - from the Source to the Sea
London, The Travel Book Club. 1972. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ unmarked copy which has some light foxing to closed edges with VG+ complete dustjacket. The author's account of his amazing journey and adventures with John Cowie, Sean McDermott and Anna Asheshov, a race with time in the high Andes, through the jungle and on what is probably the last of the world's great river navigations, 4,000 miles down the Amazon to the Atlantic. 33 illustrations and 2 maps. 111. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 004658
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Keywords: High Andes, True Adventure

 
SAFONT, PAUL
The Wide World - True Adventures for Men
London, Macmillan. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1405049316). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. A marvellous collection of stories from 'The Wide World' magazine, which ran from the late 19th century to the 1960's, each issue being filled with amazing but true tales of survival, catastrophe and derring-do gathererd from around the world. A thrilling testament to an age when men kept their upper lips stiff and truth was more dangerous than fiction. Coloured illustrated endpapers of past magazine covers and illustrated with the original drawings from the magazine, together with original advertisements. 11. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 003685
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Keywords: True Tales of Survival Anthology, the Wide World Magazine 1405049316

 
SAINT, STEVE
End of the Spear
Illinois, Salt River. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0842364390). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine non priceclipped dustjacket. The author was only five years old when his father was brutally killed by Waodani warriors in Ecuador, men from the most savage culture ever known, but in a story almost too amazing to be true, Steve Saint eventually comes to know and even love the very ones who drove the spears into his father's body. Decades after the spearing, Steve and his family make the difficult choice to leave behind a comfortable life in the United States and return to the jungle to live among the Waodani people. An adventure story that is part Indiana Jones, part time travel, part romance, and part spiritual quest, and also the inspiration for a motion picture. 26 illustrations. 103. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 005216
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Keywords: True Life Adventure, Huao Indians, Ecuador, Missionaries, Waodani, Aucas 0842364390

 
STEWART, IAN
Freetown Ambush - a Reporter's Year in Africa
Toronto, Penguin Viking. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 0670894796). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. In January 1999 the author, West Africa Bureau Chief for Associated Press, was ambushed on the streets of Sierra Leone's besieged capital of Freetown, shot in the head by armed rebels, he survived against all odds. A fascinating in depth look at the extraordinary day to day life of a war correspondent which offers a disturbing portrait of the often surreal world that war reporters inhabit, as they bear witness to violence and give voice to the unspeakable. 109. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 003500
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Keywords: Sierra Leone, War Correspondent, Associated Press 0670894796

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