Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Updated and revised to celebrate the author's 75th year
 
 
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 7. März 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 464 Seiten
978-1-4736-9257-2 (ISBN)
 
Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks back on a life of travel and adventure, following on from the success and acclaim of prior autobiography "Captain Scott".
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Hodder & Stoughton
2 x 8pp colour sections, B/W maps
  • Höhe: 241 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
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  • Dicke: 43 mm
  • 739 gr
978-1-4736-9257-2 (9781473692572)
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles (by surface travel) and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country`s Bravery Medal. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over £10 million for charity.
enthralling * <i>Independent</i> * It is lively and vivid, and often exciting as we anticipate each plunge into deadly Arctic waters. There are some wonderful throwaway lines . . . So, not an alien species after all but - as they say - a national treasure. * <i>Spectator</i> * It's exhausting just reading about his exploits, so it is a perfect bedtime book. It's delightful to plump up one's duck-down pillows while vicariously enduring Fiennes's successive plunges into the deadly waters of the Artcic, and his festering crotch-rot. * Helena Drysdale, <i>New Statesman</i> Books of the Year * Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling * <i>Time Out</i> * Rip-roaringly readable * <i>Guardian</i> *

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