Once a Fool -- from Tokyo to Alaska by Amphibious Jeep (Google eBook)

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Cultural-Insight Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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One of the most remarkable adventures on record, ONCE A FOOL -- From Tokyo to Alaska by American journalist Boye Lafayette De Mente recounts his experiences aboard the the jeep Half-Safe, with Australian Ben Carlin--a voyage that took precisely four months and involved encounters with Russians, Japanese fishing nets, huge walruses, a tidal wave, a Yellow Monster, water colder than ice, and each other One of the most publicized ocean-crossings in the 20th century, the story of the globe-circling amphibious jeep is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  

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Contents

CONTENTS
23
Leaving Tokyo
33
The First Water
40
Jumping Off Point
48
Underway and Out of Contact
57
Visitors from Russia
69
The First Collision
75
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