Around the World in 50 Years
On Sale: March 24, 2015
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This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who
two great goals that others had told him were impossible —
first by setting a record for the longest automobile
ever made around the world — in the course of which he
blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown
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 47 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 beetle and the brain of a
live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles,
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
and meaningful tale of quiet courage, dogged persistence,
undying determination, and an uncanny ability to extricate
himself from one perilous situation after another — and
return with some of the most memorable, frightening,
hilarious adventure stories you have ever read.
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