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The Resource The last great Australian adventurer, Gordon Bass

The last great Australian adventurer, Gordon Bass

Label
The last great Australian adventurer
Title
The last great Australian adventurer
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Bass
Title variation
Ben Carlin's epic journey around the world by amphibious jeep
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618210
Cataloging source
ANL
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Bass, Gordon
Dewey number
910.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carlin, Ben
  • Half-Safe (Amphibious jeep)
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Automobile travel
  • Ocean travel
  • Seafaring life
  • Voyages around the world
  • Atlantic Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
The last great Australian adventurer, Gordon Bass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Ben Carlin's epic journey around the world by amphibious jeep"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059953357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925324990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987909846
Label
The last great Australian adventurer, Gordon Bass
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Ben Carlin's epic journey around the world by amphibious jeep"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059953357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925324990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987909846

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