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The spirit of adventure; the challenge and the fascination of the strange, the impossible, and the dangerous, as told by 38 famous writer-adventurers.

Author: Whit Burnett
Publisher: New York, Holt [1956, ©1955]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Burnett, Whit, 1899-1973.
Spirit of adventure.
New York, Holt [1956, ©1955]
(OCoLC)1002837070
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Whit Burnett
OCLC Number: 966648
Description: 448 pages 25 cm
Contents: FAREWELL, MY HOME. Adventure starts with running away from home / William Bolitho --
The lure of islands / James Norman Hall --
The young Crusoe / Daniel Defoe --
The urge to see the world, Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain --
I fool Pap and get away --
The sailor boy's tale / Isak Dinesen --
The bullfighter from Brooklyn / Sidney Franklin --
The maids and matrons of Tabasco. THIS WATERY WORLD. The long journey / Johannes V. Jensen --
Preliminary--on Columbus --
Columbus in the trade wind --
Laughter in the desolate mid-Pacific / Thor Heyerdahl --
Youth: a narrative / Joseph Conrad --
Sea of glory / Francis Beauchesne Thornton --
Prologue --
Eoilogue --
Eyes open under the sea / Phillippe Diolé. CLIMATE OF ADVENTURE. Thule / Peter Freuchen --
Remembrance --
Marriage to an Eskimo --
Nine hours fast to a fighting whale / Robert Cushman Murphy --
Gentleman adventurer: Colonel Grogan / John A. Hunter. A man called Horse / Dorothy M. Johnson. THE PERSONAL ISSUE. Killer of bulls / Juan Belmonte --
Fear is my companion --
Beginnings of a bullfighter --
Mad Ahab and the Great White Whale / Herman Melville --
Preliminary: All men live in whale lines --
All evil in the whale --
The chase--first day --
The chase--second day --
The chase--third day --
An underground episode / Edmund Ware --
Annapurna / Maurice Herzog --
From Camp V to the summit --
The Crevasse. THE MOOD RECALLED. Alone / Richard E. Byrd --
The idea --
The blow --
Despair --
A naturalist's wife on Sufferance in the Subantarctic / Grace E. Barstow Murphy --
Mozart in the jungle / Alain Gheerbrant. VERTIGO. The Plane and the planet / Antoine de Saint-Exupéry --
Craters of fire / Haroun Tazieff --
A descent into Niragongo --
The red saucepan boils over --
Hymns and head dances / Kilton Stewart --
"They are going to take my head" --
Fear to the point of panic --
White-skinned woman among cannibals --
Osa Johnson. The launching sites --
The take-off --
Operation in Space--II / Martin Caidin --
On the moon --
Return to earth.

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