As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure by George PlimptonAs Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure by George Plimpton

As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure

EditorGeorge Plimpton

Paperback | September 1, 2005

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Incorporated in 1905, The Explorers Club in its earliest years met in simple rented rooms. In 1965, the Club bought a Tudor-style mansion on East 70th Street in the historic Upper East Side, where it has remained ever since.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 is dedicated to the spirit of exploration. Assembled by Club member and literary giant George Plimpton, As Told by the Explorer's Club will take you from Amundsen to Lindbergh, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and all points in between.
George Plimpton was the publisher and a founder and editor of the renowned literary magazine, The Paris Review. His books include Paper Lion, The Bogey Man, Open Net, Shadow Box, Mad Ducks and Bears, and Plimpton on Sports, all from The Lyons Press.
Title:As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of AdventureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.33 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:Lyons PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592286585

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"Upon opening As Told at The Explorer's Club, I felt sure that I'd find one delight after another, my anticipation buoyed by the line, 'Edited and with an Introduction by George Plimpton.' Both an engaging writer and a first-class editor, the legendary Plimpton knew a fine yarn when he heard one. In this, one of his last gifts to readers, he does not disappoint."--Smithsonian magazine"This entertaining collection is recommended for both academic and public libraries."--Library Journal"The tales feel unquestionably authentic. This volume celebrates a century of global exploration and, like any true adventure, it will surprise you again and again."--Audubon Naturalist News