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THE RIVERS RAN EAST Leonard Clark 1953 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Clark, Leonard
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New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1953, 1st US edition. 383 pp, appendices, index, centerfold photographs, text maps. Grey cloth hardcover wit chipped dust jacket. Book is fine. Near Fine.

A breathtaking first-hand account of exploration in "the very heartbeat of unqualified savagery" - the largest unexplored region on earth. Colonel Clark's father brought the first reindeer from Iceland to Alaska during the Gold Rush and was himself a 'junkie' of the difficult and dangerous from military intelligence and reconnaissance to aircraft pilot and American OSS. Leaving it all to lead expeditions from Asia to the Americas, dying on a diamond-mining expedition in Venezuela at barely 49 years old, an under-discovered Indiana Jones! Clark follows in his father's footsteps nicely.

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