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Book Title: A Book of Traveller's Tales|
The author of the book: Eric Newby
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: October 4th 1987
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 25.83 MB
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ISBN 13: 9780140107401
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Reader ratings: 4.5
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I picked up this book in a family-owned book shop in small corner of Huon Valley in Tasmania. I bought it because it's cheap, thick and about travelling which I love. It turned out to be awesome. It includes all small paragraphs and writings from travellers through out the history, across the continents. It's truly historical, real, and eye-opener experiences. From Alexander the great, Marco Polo to Wilfred Thesiger, Heinrich Harrer, etc.
To know Eric Newby is another beautiful thing. I love his humors in "A Short Walk In the Hindu Kush". To be an amateur mountaineer myself, it's one of the best books in mountaineering that make me laughs and shared similar experiences. It's like "A Spinal Tap" of Rock music. "These go to eleven" that's how i feel about the book and the man himself.
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Read information about the authorGeorge Eric Newby CBE MC (December 6, 1919 – October 20, 2006) was an English author of travel literature.
Newby was born and grew up near Hammersmith Bridge, London, and was educated at St Paul's School. His father was a partner in a firm of wholesale dressmakers but he also harboured dreams of escape, running away to sea as a child before being captured at Millwall. Owing to his father's frequent financial crises and his own failure to pass algebra, Newby was taken away from school at sixteen and put to work as an office boy in the Dorland advertising agency on Regent Street, where he spent most of his time cycling around the office admiring the typists' legs. Fortunately, the agency lost the Kellogg's account and he apprenticed aboard the Finnish windjammer Moshulu in 1938, sailing in what Newby entitled The Last Grain Race (1956) from Europe to Australia and back by way of Cape Horn (his journey was also pictorially documented in Learning the Ropes). In fact, two more grain races followed the 1939 race in which Newby participated, with the last race being held in 1949.
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