A Wanderer Till I Die

A Wanderer Till I Die The world was rumbling with discontent in Fascism was on the march and Japan was making a military land grab against a weakened Chinese empire Nobody with any common sense went wandering around S

  • Title: A Wanderer Till I Die
  • Author: Leonard Clark
  • ISBN: 9781590481400
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • The world was rumbling with discontent in 1934 Fascism was on the march and Japan was making a military land grab against a weakened Chinese empire Nobody with any common sense went wandering around South East Asia alone unless they were looking for trouble Which is exactly what young Leonard Clark 1908 1957 , one of the greatest adventure travel writers of the early 2The world was rumbling with discontent in 1934 Fascism was on the march and Japan was making a military land grab against a weakened Chinese empire Nobody with any common sense went wandering around South East Asia alone unless they were looking for trouble Which is exactly what young Leonard Clark 1908 1957 , one of the greatest adventure travel writers of the early 20th century, thrived on Clark s later life included leading a mounted group of guerrillas into Tibet and organizing a spy ring against the Japanese Imperial army, before he eventually died in a Venezuelan jungle looking for diamonds But this some time aviator, full time risk taker, got his start in the jungles and battle fields of 1930s Asia And while his later travel accounts are better known, A Wanderer Till I Die is the book that sets the pace for Clark s event filled life Though only twenty six when the story opens, he s already armed with a keen eye, a sense of humour, no regrets and his trusty Colt 45 pistol Clark delights in telling his readers how he outsmarts warlords, avoids executioners, gambles with renegades and hangs out with an up and coming Communist leader named Mao Tse Tung In a world with lax passport control, no airlines, and few rules, the young man from San Francisco floats effortlessly from one adventure to the next When he s not drinking whiskey at the Raffles Hotel or listening to the St Louis Blues on the phonograph in the jungle, he s searching for Malaysian treasure, being captured by Toradja head hunters, interrogated by Japanese intelligence officers and lured into shady deals by European gun runners But he always comes out smiling, if still broke For that s the charm of A Wanderer Till I Die Clark takes you on a tour of Asia, the land of sweet sadness, and doesn t apologise for his views or actions His lifestyle, like the world he inhabited, is a thing of the past But if you crave the vicarious thrill of hunting tigers with a faulty rifle, or if you ve ever fantasized about offering your services as a mercenary pilot to a warlord, only to discover that the man interviewing you is the wrong general, then this is the book for you Amply illustrated, A Wanderer Till I Die leads you down the road to adventure with a man for whom no danger was too great to entice him to risk his life again and again.

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    1. Leonard Clark

      Leonard Clark is one of the lost stars of twentieth century exploration Never a proponent of big expeditions and elaborate paraphernalia he carried his own belongings and charged ahead be it on foot, on horseback, dug out canoe or questionable aircraft This trait of self reliance initially enabled him to perform extraordinary feats of military intelligence and reconnaissance in difficult and dangerous areas during the Second World War Clark, who had attended the University of California, joined the army and first flew in China behind Japanese lines With his intimate knowledge of local affairs, Clark was asked by the American OSS, forerunner of the CIA, to organize guerrilla activity and espionage in China and Mongolia After attaining the rank of colonel, Clark turned his prodigious energies towards exploration by leading expeditions in Borneo, Mexico, the Celebes, Sumatra, China, Tibet, India, Japan, Central America, South America, and Burma The dashing adventurer died while on a diamond mining expedition in Venezuela

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