Adventure!: Thrilling Tales of Discovery

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The Indiana Jones films are among the popular of all time. In Adventure!
Exotic Tales of Exploration, Danger, and Discovery, editor John Richard Stephens (Weird History 101, Captured by Pirates) collects a wide variety of adventurous tales — many of them true — which are reminiscent of, and often even directly inspired, many of the films' thrilling scenes.
 
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B/W Illustration New York 2008 Hard Cover First Printing Fine 9 1/4" x 7 1/4" xv, 333 pp. Clean, crisp and tight contents, with equally-clean end pages, appear never to have ... been read. Particularly attractive boards with gold gilt decoration and lettering, plus artistic paste down, has a 1/2 inch light area on bottom edge. A collection of 20 adventure tales, both fiction and nonfiction, "capture the excitement of and age when bold men--in pursuit of treasure or glory or both--braved ancient curses, gigantic spiders, dangerous indigent tribes, harsh desert crossings, vampire bats and snakes". Some of the selections include mummies' tombs and Tutankhamen; Rudyard Kipling; Sir Henry Stanley. Dr. Livingston; witchdoctors; H. Rider Haggard; John Lloyd Stephens; Repositories of the Dead; Caves of a Thousand Buddhas; Sir M. Aurel Stein; Sir Henry Rawlinson; Sir Austen Henry Layard; Arab bandits; Frank Bullen; alligator wrestling; Mr. Warburton; spiders; W. H. Hudson; head hunters; F. W. Up de Graff; Piranha; Theodo Read more Show Less

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Overview

The Indiana Jones films are among the popular of all time. In Adventure!
Exotic Tales of Exploration, Danger, and Discovery, editor John Richard Stephens (Weird History 101, Captured by Pirates) collects a wide variety of adventurous tales — many of them true — which are reminiscent of, and often even directly inspired, many of the films' thrilling scenes.
 
All the selections here are set in exotic, faraway locations ranging from the jungles of the Amazon to the deserts of China and are often written in an intimate and thrilling first person style. The stories, written by real-life explorers as well as classic authors like Rudyard Kipling, are filled with ancient tombs, gigantic spiders, shrunken heads, witch doctors, desert caravans, deadly quicksand, vampire bats, and lots of very large snakes. This is the perfect book for anyone who loves excitement and adventure!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435105034
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/30/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor John Richard Stephens has had many different occupations ranging from driving an armored truck and working as a professional photographer to being a psychiatric counselor at a couple hospitals and a security officer for the U.S. Navy. He was an intelligence officer and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force before he moved on to writing full time in 1990. Since then, he’s written more than three dozen articles, poems, and short stories for newspapers and magazines that range widely from a short story for the literary journal Nexus to an article about anti-American propaganda on postage stamps for Penthouse. He is a member of the Authors Guild and the Horror Writers Association.

He’s the author/editor of the following books:

  • A Skeleton at the Helm
  • Weird History 101
  • Wyatt Earp Speaks!
  • Captured by Pirates
  • Into the Mummy’s Tomb
  • Vampires, Wine and Roses
  • The King of the Cats and Other Feline Fairy Tales
  • Mysterious Cat Stories (co-edited with Kim Smith)
  • The Dog Lover’s Literary Companion
  • The Enchanted Cat
John’s books have been selections of the Preferred Choice Book Club, the Quality Paperback Book Club and the Book of the Month Club. His work has been published as far away as India and Singapore and has been translated into Japanese and Finnish. He can be contacted at pirates@ferncanyonpress.com.
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