We Cannot fail: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness

By: Geoff Powter

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Geoff Powter, a connoisseur of adventure tales and a practising clinical psychologist, has made a revealing study of the dark side of heroism. Every culture, every era, has its adventure myths: the golden hero willing to walk through fire elevates us all beyond our fears and limits. But more often than not, there are darker reasons for dangerous pursuits: Polar explorer Captain Scott has been called a 'willing martyr' ready to die for the mystical deliverance of adventure. Claudine Juedel launched her quest to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, she was a sailing novice - by design. Maurice Wilson's Everest climb involved deliberately crashing his plane on the mountain. Aviatrix Jean Batten, polar balloonist Solomon Andree and mountaineer Aleister Crowley were all labelled pathologically, even fatally, arrogant. If they had succeeded, though, would they - like Ernest Shackleton - have been called heroes not madmen? In the end, understanding these stories helps us both comprehend the deepest purpose and allure of adventure. 245 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9781845295424. Inventory No: 252780. Paperback

Title: We Cannot fail: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness

Author Name: Geoff Powter

Categories: Travel & Exploration,

Publisher: London, Robinson: 2007

ISBN Number: 1845295420

ISBN Number 13: 9781845295424

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 252780

Keywords: BZDB43 Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; We Cannot fail The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness Geoff Powter Paperback,