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All to shake loose This book is intended to elucidate history somewhat to illustrate it to honor without hypocrisy the deeds of men and women whose destiny was larger if not deeper than our own Above all to shake loose the perception of the adventurer in us and of us in the adventu.

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  • Ian

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  • Popup-ch

    Twelve Against the Gods ePUB ✓ Twelve AgainstPDF twelve download, against epub, gods mobile, Twelve Against pdf, Twelve Against the Gods eBookThis is a not just a collection of biographies of adventurers Bolitho also tries to analyse their fates and distil the pure adventurer from the essences of Alexander the Great Casanova Columbus et alThe author delights in surprising contrasts; He deliberately compares Alexander the Great with Casanova and the result isn't only to the advantage of the Macedonian king The language is grandilouent and bombastic with sentences that can cover half a page and take some effort to parse The twelve characters are Alexander Columbus Mohammed Lola Montez CogliostroSeraphina Charles XII of Sweden Napoleon Catalina Napoleon III Isadora Duncan and Woodrow Wilson It's by no means a conventional cast of adventurers no explorers Bolitho explicitly disallows the Atlantic flights the polar journeys the Everest climb that flowering of heroism  endurance above anything in humanity’s past perhaps which is the panache of our times as being of only secondarily concerns to our s


  • Mim

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  • Amber

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  • A. H.

    Twelve Against the Gods ePUB ✓ Twelve AgainstPDF twelve download, against epub, gods mobile, Twelve Against pdf, Twelve Against the Gods eBookThis one also has been on my on hold shelf for over two years so it's a dnf now I'm pretty sure I'm not going to continue reading it If I remember correctly I stopped around halfway through


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