The Last Gentleman Adventurer


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A fascinating true adventure story chronicles the experiences of Edward Beauclerk Maurice, a young explorer for the Hudson Bay Company who was taught survival techniques, and much more, by the Inuit people. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

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Author by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0618773584

The Last Of The Gentlemen Adventurers Coming Of Age In The Arctic


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In 1930 a sixteen-year-old boy left England to become one of the last of the ‘gentlemen adventurers’ – the fur traders of the Hudson’s Bay Company. In the Arctic he found adventure, love and loss as he came to grips with Eskimo life. Beautifully written, inspiring and funny, this is a boy’s own story that captures a world that is lost forever.

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Author by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780007285631

A Gentleman Adventurer


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Account of the author's experience in northern Canada as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company between 1928 and 1931.

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Author by Richard Henry Gardyne Bonnycastle
Genre eBook Adventure and adventurers
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ISBN Number UVA:X000910214

Terence O Rourke Gentleman Adventurer


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Author by Louis Joseph Vance
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 9780244812041

Montgomery Or The West Indian Adventurer By A Gentleman Resident In The West Indies


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ISBN Number BL:A0021173719

How To Make Friends And Oppress People


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No traveler to date has matched the intrepid 19th-century gentleman for his bravery, derring-do, and ability to make a perfect cup of tea in the most malarial of climes. But the sun has set on the golden age of exploration, and the records of these fearless, mustachioed adventurers have vanished from the shelves. In their place have appeared timorous travel guides written by authors who could hardly locate Rhodesia on a classroom globe let alone comment on the proper etiquette of an Italian duel. Now, with the publication of Vic Darkwood's How to Make Friends and Oppress People, at long last today's aspiring adventurers can avail themselves of the best of classic travel advice on such invaluable topics as: -Using Anthills as Ovens -Hunting Elephants and Hippos with a Javelin -Sleeping on a Billiard Table as a Means of Avoiding Vermin -Digging a Well with a Pointy Stick Fully illustrated with over 150 drawings and woodcuts, this inestimable collection of wisdom drawn from actual 19th- and early 20th-century guidebooks will prove essential to any traveler looking to enjoy his excursion abroad or hoping to avoid death at the hands of inhospitable natives.

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Author by Vic Darkwood
Genre eBook Travel
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ISBN Number 9781466868847

Younghusband


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Soldier, explorer, mystic, guru, and spy, Francis Younghusband began his colonial career as a military adventurer and became a radical visionary who preached free love to his followers. Patrick French’s award-winning biography traces the unpredictable life of the maverick with the “damned rum name,” who single-handedly led the 190 British invasion of Tibet, discovered a new route from China to India, organized the first expeditions up Mount Everest and attempted to start a new world religion. Following in Younghusband’s footsteps, from Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, French pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain’s lost imperial dream.

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Author by Patrick French
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781101973356

The Gentleman Adventurer


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Author by Henry Christopher Bailey
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number UCR:31210010905626

Merchant Adventurer


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Marquis James's penchant for the sturdy individualists of our history, which has twice led him to a Pulitzer Prize, finds a sympathetic new subject in W. R. Grace, the Irish immigrant boy who not only opened new fields to American commerce but also became an outstanding mayor of New York and a powerful amateur in national politics. In this warm, nostalgic story, made possible by his access to the files of W. R. Grace & Co., James combines his gift for biography and his close acquaintance with business history to investigate a characteristic phenomenon of American life.

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Author by Marquis James
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780585118857

The Gentleman


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A funny, fantastically entertaining debut novel, in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python, about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil--then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her. When Lionel Savage, a popular poet in Victorian London, learns from his butler that they're broke, he marries the beautiful Vivien Lancaster for her money, only to find that his muse has abandoned him. Distraught and contemplating suicide, Savage accidentally conjures the Devil -- the polite "Gentleman" of the title -- who appears at one of the society parties Savage abhors. The two hit it off: the Devil talks about his home, where he employs Dante as a gardener; Savage lends him a volume of Tennyson. But when the party's over and Vivien has disappeared, the poet concludes in horror that he must have inadvertently sold his wife to the dark lord. Newly in love with Vivien, Savage plans a rescue mission to Hell that includes Simmons, the butler; Tompkins, the bookseller; Ashley Lancaster, swashbuckling Buddhist; Will Kensington, inventor of a flying machine; and Savage's spirited kid sister, Lizzie, freshly booted from boarding school for a "dalliance." Throughout, his cousin's quibbling footnotes to the text push the story into comedy nirvana. Lionel and his friends encounter trapdoors, duels, anarchist-fearing bobbies, the social pressure of not knowing enough about art history, and the poisonous wit of his poetical archenemy. Fresh, action-packed and very, very funny, The Gentleman is a giddy farce that recalls the masterful confections of P.G. Wodehouse and Hergé's beautifully detailed Tintin adventures. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author by Forrest Leo
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780399562648