Road Fever

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Black Swan, 2005 - Adventure and adventurers - 384 pages
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Tim Cahill has taken on the world's bold horizons from the front seat of a GM truck. More specifically, he's driven this truck from the southern-most point in the Western Hemisphere - Tierra del Fuego in Chile - to the oil fields of the Arctic Circle, as far north as you can get without being polar bear lunch. The distance is 15,000 miles. The speed? A Guiness Book of World Records twenty-three and a half days. Road Fever is the hilarious account of this preposterous journey, a breathtaking tour of North and South America, as well as a veritable how-to of pulling off such a delicious scam. Cahill doesn't only give us a travelogue (God forbid!); he also relates how he got countless others to abet his plot. For example, what do you have to do for GM to not only donate a truck for this effort, but airlift the darn thing all the way down Chile? Who do you call to get a full military escort through the Nicaraguan jungle? What does Fuji want for all that free film? And snack food: Is it really possible to keep ice cream from melting for over three weeks? Tim Cahill drove and drove - and then drove some more - from one desolate spot to another in order to put his name into the record books. And he succeeded. With the humour, knowledge, and propriety-be-damned attitude that have made his other adventure books such critical and popular successes, Tim Cahill embarks on his fastest, funniest trip yet.

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I've enjoyed each of Tim Cahill's books. He certainly leads an interesting life and writes very compellingly, with humor and insight, about his adventures, and this was no exception. The difference ... Read full review

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Guinness Book of World Records trial, from south most tip of South America to the north most point of North America. Such detail, planning, daring and desperation. Well worth the read, and GM's South ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Tim Cahill is the author of seven books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Pecked to Death by Ducks, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh and Hold the Enlightenment. He is an editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.

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