Cover of: Cassell's Tales of Endurance | Fergus Fleming

Cassell's Tales of Endurance

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in London .
Written in English.

About the Book

You have to be a tough nut for inclusion in Fergus Fleming's anthology of travel: no namby-pamby eulogies to ancient architecture or comical character sketches will do - this man wants you to eat a horse, then your shoes (unnecessary baggage anyway after your frostbitten toes fall off). This is travel and exploration as dogged endurance, frequently ending in death, but not necessarily a grave. On John Franklin's 1820 expedition to find the North-West Passage, Michel Teroahauté proved to be the worst kind of travelling companion: a cannibal. He ate two of the team and was just preparing a third for the table - with a bullet through the forehead - when he was caught and killed. Great read.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-493) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
910.9
Library of Congress
G80 .F53 2004

The Physical Object

Format
Hardback
Pagination
x, 518 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of pages
518

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17180966M
Internet Archive
cassellstalesofe0000flem
ISBN 10
0304357472
ISBN 13
9780304357475
LC Control Number
2007367972
Library Thing
715620
Goodreads
2433370
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