The Last Great Aus­tralian Ad­ven­turer

Gor­don Bass, Ebury Aus­tralia, $34.99

Australian Geographic - - Walk About -

FOR­MER AUS­TRALIAN army ma­jor Ben Car­lin left New York City in 1948 to cir­cum­nav­i­gate the world in an army sur­plus am­phibi­ous jeep dubbed Half-Safe. Spurred on by nico­tine and adren­a­line, Car­lin pushed his frag­ile ve­hi­cle through a jour­ney that was sup­posed to last a year but ended up tak­ing 10. The Last Great Aus­tralian Ad­ven­turer is the com­pelling ac­count of Car­lin’s at­tempt to make his mark on the world near the end of the so-called Golden Age of Ad­ven­ture Travel.

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