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About the Book

The Adventurist is one man's story, a story that will change the way you think about travel, survival, where you have been, and where you are going.Enter the world of Robert Young Pelton (if you dare), adventurer extraordinaire, author of Come Back Alive and The World's Most Dangerous Places (required reading at the CIA), and host of his TV series, Robert Young Pelton's The World's Most Dangerous Places.A breakneck autobiography, The Adventurist blasts across six continents and spans four decades of hard-core living with its dispatches of mayhem, adventure in exotic locales, survival against formidable odds, memories of the pivotal events, and memorable portraits of the people that have shaped Pelton's obsessive spirit.Be shelled with the Talibs on the front lines of Afghanistan; hang out with hit men and rebels in the Philippines; survive a plane crash in Borneo; narrowly escape a terrorist bombing in Africa; dance with headhunters in Sarawak; crew with pirates in the Sulu Sea; explore the events that led Pelton to his unusual calling (including how he honed his survival skills at "the toughest boys' school in North America"); and, perhaps most important, discover Pelton's secret mission--to understand the hearts and minds of the people he meets. The Adventurist is a real book about the real world, an inspirational read that takes you places you might never willingly go.From the Hardcover edition.

Excerpts

Walking laboriously through minefields to the Taliban's forward line, I pause to catch my breath.
added anonymously.

Classifications

Library of Congress G530 .P4173 2000
Dewey 910/.92, B

4 editions First published in 2000

Edition Read Locate Buy
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The Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places
June 19, 2001, Broadway
Paperback in English - 1st broadw edition
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The Adventurist
2001, Broadway Books
E-book in English
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The Adventurist: A Life In Dangerous Places
June 6, 2000, Doubleday
in English

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