I Married Adventure: The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson

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Kodansha International, 1997 - Travel - 422 pages
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A CLASSIC MEMOIR OF TWO PIONEERING ADVENTURERS


Before Joy Adamson went to Africa, before Margaret Mead sailed to Samoa, before Dian Fossey was even born, a Kansas teenager named Osa Leighty married Martin Johnson, a pioneering photographer just back from a 'round-the-world cruise with Jack London. Together the Johnsons flew and sailed to Borneo, to Kenya, and to the Congo, filming Simba and other popular nature movies with Martin behind the camera and Osa holding her rifle at the ready in case the scene's big game star should turn hostile. This bestselling memoir retraces their careers in rich detail, with precisely observed descriptions and often heart-stopping anecdotes. Illustrated with scores of the dramatic photos that made the Johnsons famous, it's a book sure to delight every lover of true adventure.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

275. I Married Adventure The Lives and Adventure of Martin and Osa Johnson, by Osa Johnson (read 15 Aug 1946) I believe I liked this book, but my life and politics were taking up all my diary entries and on Aug 15 I merely noted: "Read book." Read full review

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User Review  - livelyb - LibraryThing

The is a great read. Martin and Osa Johnson recorded a world that no longer exists. There are many very interesting photographs of African animals and people in that bygone era. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

OSA JOHNSON was born in 1893 in Chanute, Kansas. She married Martin Johnson in 1910 and accompanied him on all of his expeditions until 1937, when he was killed in a commercial airline crash. In 1940 she published I Married Adventure, which became a worldwide bestseller, and established the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas.

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