Cassell's Tales of Endurance

Cassell's Tales of Endurance

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Tales of Endurance offers 45 gripping accounts of some of the most amazing feats in the history of exploration. The tales are divided between three 'ages of exploration', each of which is prefaced by a lively essay introducing key aspects of the age in question and identifying themes that will be developed in greater detail in the stories that follow. Taken together, they amount to nothing less than a complete, uniquely accessible, and supremely entertaining history of exploration. The volume recounts tales both classic and forgotten: the 'classics' being brought to life in more vivid colours than ever before; the lesser-known tales offering accounts of feats that are no less heroic or extraordinary but which have long lain hidden in the undergrowth of history. From the the Renaissance golden age of Columbus, da Gama and Magellan to the 20th-century heroics of polar explorers such as Peary, Scott and Amundsen, Cassell's Tales of Endurance offers the reader an unforgettable and unputdownable collection of stories.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 41mm | 542g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations maps, ports.
  • 0753819864
  • 9780753819869
  • 2,124,020

About Fergus Fleming

Fergus Fleming is the author of the best-selling Barrow's Boys (Granta), a rip-roaring account of the British expeditions sent out by second secretary to the Admiralty John Barrow during the first half of the 19th century.show more

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Mr Fleming, a born storyteller, takes us with him all the way. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH An excellent book for lovers of history and adventure. GOOD BOOK GUIDEshow more

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