World Alive: A Personal Story: Dunn, Robert
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World Alive: A Personal Story

Author(s): Dunn, Robert

Copyright: 1956, Crown, NY
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.469, red cloth
Condition: dj chipped top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine

The bustling autobiography of a champion peregrinator whisks us with a word across seas, continents, up volcanos and mountains, into newsrooms, and political frays. Dunn started his newspaper career under Lincoln Steffens; he covered such varied phenomena as Carric Nation, the Martinique volcanic disaster, the melee and Pancho Villa before joining the Navy as a second career. As an “I” man, he performed his most important duty at the close of World War I, when he was assigned to keep an eye on Allied manoeuvers in the Dardanelles area, witnessed the still birth pangs of Armenia and the inception of modern Turkey under Kamal, and was helped by the unofficial diplomat, missionary Annie T. Allen. This war coverage from the view of personal adventure extends from the Russo-Japanese encounter in Korea through World War II. Concurrent with career episodes run the off-hour adventures especially as a mountain climber,- one memorable expedition attempted McKinley with Cook. Dunn’s earlier book ‘The Shameless Diary of an Explorer’ focused on his circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley with Dr. Cook. There is one chapter on that expedition in this book.

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