Dan Eldon: The Art of Life

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Chronicle Books, Aug 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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Only 22 when he lost his life on assignment in Somalia, photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the journals that became the basis for Chronicle's best-seller The Journey Is the Destination. He left a lifetime of adventures that continue to inspire. Raised in Kenya, he took numerous expeditions across Africa that helped him to understand and love the continent. Through his safaris and benevolent crusades--and with interludes of study and work in the US and London, and trips around the world--he crafted a philosophy of curiosity, creativity, adventure, and charity. Intensely visual, like the life it describes, Dan Eldon: The Art of Life is more than a biography. It is an exploration of one man's will to take in everything life has to offer; an example of a life lived for art, and art experienced as lif

 

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Contents

epigraph
8
discovery
10
blind date
16
arrival
20
Dr Croze I presume
30
lesharo
36
trap door
42
Nairobi streets
52
sunrise
74
777
75
departure
78
snap
109
mountains of the moon
112
safari
113
California dreaming
123
the great one 137
137

karass
56
nyati
64
searching for open sky in an urban jungle
68
Conflicts bwana We were nearly flying upstairs 154
154
nargus kapuri pan 195
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About the author (2001)

Jennifer New escaped big-city life a few years ago to return to her hometown of Iowa City, where she runs an educational consulting business with her husband. She writes non-fiction for local and national publications.

Kathy Eldon is co-producing both a feature film about her son's life and a documentary about journalists who put their lives at risk to tell a story. She lives in Los Angeles.

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