By Albert Podell
The New York instances Bestseller
This is the inspiring tale of a regular man who accomplished nice ambitions that others had instructed him have been most unlikely. First, he set a checklist for the longest motor vehicle trip ever made around the globe, throughout the process which he blasted his method out of minefields, survived a major coincidence atop the height of demise, got here inside of seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and misplaced 3 of the 5 males who all started with him, to illness, one to the Vietcong.
After that-although it took him forty-seven extra years-Albert Podell set one other checklist by means of going to each state on the earth. He completed this by way of surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy baby infantrymen, voodoo monks, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt law enforcement officials, and Cape buffalo. He went round, less than, or via all types of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, storm from snow, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate every thing from outdated camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the mind of a stay monkey. And he overcame assaults by way of crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, huge leeches, flying crabs-and a number of attractive girlfriends who insisted that he cease this nonsense and marry them.
Albert Podell's Around the realm in 50 Years is a amazing and significant story of quiet braveness, dogged endurance, timeless selection, and an uncanny skill to flee from one perilous scenario after another-and go back with probably the most memorable, scary, and hilarious event tales you've ever read.
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Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth by Albert Podell