Brazilian Adventure

Brazilian Adventure

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by Peter Fleming
     
 

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In 1932, Peter Fleming joined a search for the celebrated English adventurer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, missing for five years in the jungles of central Brazil.

With meager supplies, faulty maps, and rival newspapermen hot on their trail, Fleming and his companions marched through 3000 miles of savage country toward an uncertain rendezvous with the lost

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In 1932, Peter Fleming joined a search for the celebrated English adventurer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, missing for five years in the jungles of central Brazil.

With meager supplies, faulty maps, and rival newspapermen hot on their trail, Fleming and his companions marched through 3000 miles of savage country toward an uncertain rendezvous with the lost colonel.

BRAZILIAN ADVENTURE is one of Peter Fleming's finest works. It is as fresh today as when first published in 1933, with the added advantage that it gives an authentic picture of an upper-class Englishman on the loose between the wars.

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"Mr. Fleming has a really exciting story to tell." --Evelyn Waugh

"One of the most amusing and engaging travel records ever written. . . . If Max Beerbohm had been sent out to search for Dr. Livingstone and had written a book about it, the result might have been something like Brazilian Adventure." --The New Yorker

"[I]f not the best travel book every written--though I think arguably it is--remains hands-down the funniest."  --The Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712666572
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/10/1998
Pages:
371

Meet the Author


Fleming has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Southern Illinois University. He is a licensed California State Contractor. His license in classification C-15-Flooring. He is also a licensed Real Estate Agent.

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