Around The World In 50 Years

Around the World in 50 Years PDF
Author: Albert Podell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466852933
Size: 31.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, snowstorm, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them. Albert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is a remarkable and meaningful tale of quiet courage, dogged persistence, undying determination, and an uncanny ability to extricate himself from one perilous situation after another-and return with some of the most memorable, frightening, and hilarious adventure stories you have ever read.

Fifty Years Of My Life In The World Of Sport At Home And Abroad

Fifty Years of My Life in the World of Sport at Home and Abroad PDF
Author: Sir John Dugdale Astley (3d Bart.)
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 21.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Horsemen and horsewomen
Languages : en
Pages :
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Mr Electric Unplugged

Mr  Electric Unplugged PDF
Author: Marvyn Roy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780915181414
Size: 41.52 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Magicians
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Fifty Years In The Church Of Rome

Fifty Years in the Church of Rome PDF
Author: Charles Paschal Telesphore Chiniquy
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 10.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Catholic ex-priests
Languages : en
Pages : 832
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Itchin Feet

Itchin  Feet PDF
Author: Frank Raymond Harris
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 74.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Voyages and travels
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Young Man You Forgot Your Overcoat Around The World In Fifty Years

Young Man You Forgot Your Overcoat  Around The World In Fifty Years PDF
Author: Colm Madden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781677011230
Size: 57.48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: Colm Madden, a world-traveled hotelier, in 1966 left a somewhat provincial Ireland to work in Pakistan. Thus, began his nomadic life! In East Pakistan, he experienced the imposition of martial law, witnessed destruction that followed, and the seeds of revolution sown for the creation of Bangladesh. Moving to Syria before continuing to Kenya, his next assignment, where unresolved issues between Israel and the Arab World following the six-day war exposed the fragility of both domestic and international relations. He witnessed Israeli aircraft attacking Syria and in Damascus the mysterious disappearance of political opposition. In Nairobi he opened the InterContinental in 1969, relishing the tranquility, shattered later that year by the assassination of Tom Mboya a prominent government minister, riots ensued, and two people died, with many injured. One year later he moved to Europe, working in Ireland, Germany, and England, opening the London InterContinental Hotel. He returned to Ireland and joined Great Southern Hotels to manage the Kenmare Hotel. A year later he moved to Northern Ireland. The 'troubles' still raged, and in the hotel, he managed, a bomb was placed in a guest room. Thus, when offered to partner ownership of hotels in Canada he accepted, that partnership was fraught with intrigue, and soon dissolved. Moving to Bermuda he became an advisor hotel school. Life there was easy until Hurricane Emily roared through one morning in 1987 wreaking havoc and devastating the Island. Returning to Canada in 1988 he joined Sheraton Hotels in Nova Scotia and remained until 1991. He moved to Sint Maarten in the Caribbean to Port de Plaisance Resort. Development was delayed and his life was threatened. So in 1994, he moved to the Sheraton Casino Tunica, Mississippi, living in Memphis, Tennessee, experiencing this iconic city. One year later he was back in Nova Scotia, Canada, to open a Casino there. In June of 2003, Colm retired and sailed 'Sixpence' his sailboat from Nova Scotia to Spain, a voyage of five weeks. Retirement in Spain disappointed, so he moved to Goa, India where he now lives.

Fifty Years Among Authors Books And Publishers

Fifty Years Among Authors  Books and Publishers PDF
Author: James Cephas Derby
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 74.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Authors, American
Languages : en
Pages : 739
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Two Hundred And Fifty Years Of The Wadsworth Family In America

Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America PDF
Author: Horace Andrew Wadsworth
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 64.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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