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Edward Kosner reviews “Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth,” by Albert Podell. Around the World in 50 Years by Albert Podell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth -- The Albert Podell's book is a remarkable tale of courage, dogged persistence, and.


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Start by marking “Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth” as Want to Read: Podell has put together an interesting amalgamation of his tales in his quest to visit every country in the world over the last 50 years. ALBERT PODELL recently became the first. Around the World in 50 Years and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. Enter your mobile. Podell first set his mind on traveling the world in , when he quit his job at Argosy magazine and gave up his life as a bachelor in NYC.

This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a serious accident atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that — although it took him forty-seven more years — Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, snowstorm, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them.

Book Review: Around the World in 50 Years

He achieved this by surviving riots, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of natural disaster. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey.

And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them. Sign up Login. Remember Me.

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Play Sample. Give as a Gift Send this book as a Gift! Along with visiting Mogadishu, one of the most dangerous capitals in the world, and coming within a minute of being lynched in Pakistan, Podell includes amongst his most dangerous encounters meeting beautiful women who wanted him to stop traveling and settle down!

When asked which were his favourite countries, he answered France, where he fell in love with foreign travel, Morocco , where he fell in love with adventure travel, and Malta , where he fell in love with a beautiful vacationing Russian college student.

He found that wherever you are in the world, people always share a love for their families and children, as well as an innate desire to be happy and to live in peace. Podell experienced a reality check when he met people attempting to live off less than two dollars a day, struggling to provide shelter, food, clothing, and medical care for themselves.

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One of the most surprising discoveries that Podell made, however, was that people in less developed countries seemed to be far more able to get along and live in peace than the citizens of rich countries. Polly Rider. Save to wishlist.

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Former Playboy editor, lawyer, and author Albert Podell has achieved two goals that others led him to believe was impossible: During the course of his travels, Podell survived riots, civil wars, and trigger-happy child soldiers, venturing around, through, and under every kind of natural disaster.

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