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From the Publisher"Upon opening As Told at The Explorer's Club, I felt sure that I'd find one delight after another, my anticipation buoyed by the line, 'Edited and with an Introduction by George Plimpton.' Both an engaging writer and a first-class editor, the legendary Plimpton knew a fine yarn when he heard one. In this, one of his last gifts to readers, he does not disappoint."—Smithsonian magazine
"This entertaining collection is recommended for both academic and public libraries."—Library Journal
"The tales feel unquestionably authentic. This volume celebrates a century of global exploration and, like any true adventure, it will surprise you again and again."—Audubon Naturalist News
"Irresistible browsing for strong YA readers with an Indiana Jones streak."
"As Told at the Explorers Club captures the adventurous spirit of this world-famous organization, taking readers from Tibet to Tahiti and all compass points in between. These personal accounts by intrepid explorers will take you to worlds into which very few have traveled. It's like you are sitting by a fire in the hallowed halls of The Explorers Club listening to a friend recounting his latest adrenaline-pumping adventure. It's a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what lies beyond the horizon."
—Richard C. Wiese, President, The Explorers Club
"A book whose interest and excitement would be difficult to exaggerate, as well as its ability to stir our imagination and hold us fascinated. Every age conveys the wonder of relsease from the charted and known into the unknown but still immediate world."
—Leila Hadley, co-founder of Wings Trust and author of Give Me the World and A Journey with Elsa Cloud.