The Memoirs of J.W. Bresee: 1897-1906

The Memoirs of J.W. Bresee: 1897-1906

by Eric Verbovszky, Andrew Verbovszky

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When the young J.W. Bresee left his comfortable Pennsylvania farmhouse in 1897, he did not expect to be embarking on a decade long odyssey.

J.W. went to the heart of the Amazon on what he thought would be a mission trip with the Methodists; instead he ended up getting lost, becoming a part of an indigenous tribe for several years, and participating in their rite of passage which involved learning the ways of the jaguar. After his rescue and return to the coast with his friend Pedro, they both signed up for an expedition whose goal was to navigate the Andes mountains and continue the exploration of Antarctica. During this trip through the Andes, J.W. met Salma, a beautiful young woman. On their way to Santiago, all three encountered warring factions high in the Andes mountains, helping them finally find peace. The expedition eventually made it to Antarctica where J.W. and his fellow expedition members, including Salma and a boat captain named “Loonbat” Wally, survived a horrific blizzard while stranded in a mountain cave. After their miraculous survival, J.W. decided to marry Salma and return home, but not before they encountered one last adventure on a depraved Caribbean island which put his life, along with the lives of Salma and Pedro, at risk.

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BN ID: 2940015849196
Publisher: Eric Verbovszky
Publication date: 10/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 117 KB

About the Author

Besides writing, Eric greatly enjoys kayaking; he has been paddling since 2005. He frequently participates in marathon and ultra-marathon paddling events all over the United States. In June 2012, Eric paddled 80 straight miles in just 22 hours at Marsh Creek lake in Pennsylvania, raising money for Safe Harbor of Chester County, a local homeless shelter. In May 2011, Eric paddled over 220 miles down the Missouri river in just 36 hours, raising money for another homeless shelter, the Kansas City Rescue Mission.

Eric is a veteran of multiple marathon and ultra-marathon canoe and kayak races in the American mid-west. These include the MR340, the Texas Winter 100K, the 2 Dam Days, and the Kaw-lloween Classic. He is a graduate of Dickinson College (2009) and will soon be graduating from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.

Eric is currently an associate pastor at the West Chester Church of the Nazarene in West Chester, PA and maintains a blog at

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who's looking for a fun, easy-to-read adventure story with underlying deeper meaning. While travelling with J. W. Bresee on his adventures through various exotic places, the reader will encounter intriguing symbolism and familiar life lessons we all tend to learn the hard way at one time or another.