As Told at The Explorers Club

More Than Fifty Gripping Tales Of Adventure


Book Description

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.

About Plimpton, George

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.