The Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places

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Crown/Archetype, Jul 31, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
The Adventurist is one man's story, a story that will change the way you think about travel, survival, where you have been, and where you are going.

Enter the world of Robert Young Pelton (if you dare), adventurer extraordinaire, author of Come Back Alive and The World's Most Dangerous Places (required reading at the CIA), and host of his TV series, Robert Young Pelton's The World's Most Dangerous Places.

A breakneck autobiography, The Adventurist blasts across six continents and spans four decades of hard-core living with its dispatches of mayhem, adventure in exotic locales, survival against formidable odds, memories of the pivotal events, and memorable portraits of the people that have shaped Pelton's obsessive spirit.

Be shelled with the Talibs on the front lines of Afghanistan; hang out with hit men and rebels in the Philippines; survive a plane crash in Borneo; narrowly escape a terrorist bombing in Africa; dance with headhunters in Sarawak; crew with pirates in the Sulu Sea; explore the events that led Pelton to his unusual calling (including how he honed his survival skills at "the toughest boys' school in North America"); and, perhaps most important, discover Pelton's secret mission--to understand the hearts and minds of the people he meets.

The Adventurist is a real book about the real world, an inspirational read that takes you places you might never willingly go.

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If an inflated ego and unbridled machismo were all it took to write well, Pelton (The World's Most Dangerous Places, not reviewed) would unseat Shakespeare.Pelton lives an extreme lifestyle: he ... Read full review

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Part autobiographical, part adventure story, The Adventurist is one of the funniest books this reviewer has read in a long time. Pelton, author of World's Most Dangerous places most people would not ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Robert Young Pelton is a journalist, filmmaker, and explorer. He is the author of The World's Most Dangerous PlacesCome Back AliveThe Adventurist, and Three Worlds Gone Mad. Pelton has worked for National GeographicDiscovery60 Minutes, the ABC Investigative Division, and CNN. He is also a contributing editor and columnist for National Geographic Adventure.

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