9781250051981

Around the World in 50 Years My Adventure to Every Country on Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250051981

  • ISBN10:

    1250051983

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/24/2015
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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Summary

The New York Times Bestseller

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 serious accident 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 escape from one perilous situation after another-and return with some of the most memorable, frightening, and hilarious adventure stories you have ever read.

Author Biography

ALBERT PODELL has worked as a magazıne editor, photography director, advertising executive, freelance writer, adventurer, attorney, theatrical investor and producer, and philanthropist. With Harold Stephens, he wrote Who Needs a Road? He is the oldest person to visit every country and one of the very few to ever achieve this feat. He is a graduate of Cornell University and NYU School of Law and was a graduate fellow in international relations at the University of Chicago. He lives in New York.

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