Last Flight Out: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fishing by Randy Wayne WhiteLast Flight Out: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fishing by Randy Wayne White

Last Flight Out: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fishing

byRandy Wayne White

Paperback | June 1, 2004

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Whether he's looking for wild orangutans on Borneo or diving off the coast of South Africa, Randy Wayne White is one of America's most adventurous travelers. Now Randy's back in Last Flight Out, a brand-new collection of essays keeping us up to date on his latest excursions.Randy White is a "mover" and has no time for people who can't keep up. Join him as he dives in the infamous lake called the Bad Blue Hole on the desolate Cat Island in the Bahamas. Search for the perfect hot pepper in Colombia, and closer to home, go raccoon hunting in Pioneer, Ohio, where the hunted almost always outsmart the hunters. Get in the ring with Shine Forbes, an eighty-year-old fighter in prime condition and Ernest Hemingway's former sparring partner, and go on a secret mission to steal back General Manuel Noriega's bar stools. Though he rarely finds what he's looking for-such as the half-human, half-alligator creature known as "Gatorman"-he cultivates his unique ability to revel in the unique and comical situations of each exotic trip.From a jungle survival school in Panama to a week at a professional wrestler's training camp, White leaves the reader mesmerized by the potential of undiscovered places and the promise of endless adventure in unfamiliar territory. An icon of the new breed of thick-skinned, high endurance travelers, Randy White is the real deal.
Randy Wayne White, a former fly-fishing guide whose "Out There" column ran for many years in Outside magazine, currently writes a monthly column for Men's Health magazine. Among the many books he's written are The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua, Batfishing in the Rainforest, Last Flight Out, and the "Doc Ford" mystery series. His novel Sanib...
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Title:Last Flight Out: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and FishingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:Lyons PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Vii IntroductionXv A Second Introdution: An Open Letter To He Who Hides Behind the Casket of Innocents3 Cat Island13 Above Suspicion21 The Man with the Iron Cast29 Paradise Fouled39 The Invisible Orangutans of Borneo47 'Coon Hunt57 Jungle Survival School67 Gatorman77 Survival Spanish87 Noriega Sat Here97 The Jumper's Club107 The Lost Divers133 The Curse of the Giant Jaguar143 Shine Forbes153 Cuba165 Scavenging Angel175 Bike Cops183 Dr. Pepper193 The Moss Man203 Professional Wrestling Camp217 The Horse Eater, I presume?227 Sweat Lodge 237 Last Flight Out

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"There's more than a little of the old Hemingway code in these pages. There are right ways to do things. And there are no wrong turns, only new roads that might lead to something or someone interesting." -- Miami HeraldRandy Wayne White is always an entertaining read. His life is a wannabe's dream and a poser's nightmare. His essays are conversational tales of daring and do that are just plain fun to read." -- The Reel News