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The last great Australian adventurer / Gordon Bass.

The last great Australian adventurer / Gordon Bass.
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ISBN 9781925324990
1925324990
Author Bass, Gordon (author)
Title The last great Australian adventurer / Gordon Bass.
Other title Ben Carlin's epic journey around the world by amphibious jeep
Publisher &/or associated date/s North Sydney, NSW : Penguin Random House Australia, 2017.
©2017.
Description 365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Note "Ben Carlin's epic journey around the world by amphibious jeep"--Cover.
Summary In 1948, Ben Carlin set out from New York City with an audacious, lunatic plan to circumnavigate the world in an army surplus amphibious jeep called Half-Safe. Fuelled by cigarettes and adrenaline, the Australian army major pushed his fragile, claustrophobic vehicle through fierce Atlantic hurricanes, across uncharted North African desert, into dense South-East Asian jungle and over the icy dark swells of the North Pacific. It was a 50,000-mile roll of the dice that by all rights should have killed him. When Ben finally pulled into Times Square a decade later, he found himself alone and forgotten, his legacy little more than a wake of women and empty whiskey bottles. And the worst was yet to come. Was it all a fool's errand? Or a pure manifestation of spirit? Where does a dream end and an obsession begin? What's an acceptable cost to pay, and to what lengths will a person go not to be left with the haunting question - what if? The Last Great Australian Adventurer is the compelling account of Ben Carlin's attempt to make an enduring mark on the world at the twilight of the Golden Age of Adventure.
Subjects Carlin, Ben
Half-Safe (Amphibious jeep)
Adventure and adventurers
Navigation
Automobile travel
Seafaring life
Voyages around the world
Voyages around the world -- Biography
Adventure and adventurers -- Australia -- Biography
Call number 2021.290
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A0094251X 2021.290
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