The Devil May Care: 50 Intrepid Americans And Their Quest For The Unknown
ISBN: 0195169220
EAN13: 9780195169225
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.11" H x 9.13" L x 6.57" W
Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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   Also Disappointed...
The best part of this book was the introduction. There are some decent stories about explorers. The writing on the box car jumper is not up to par. It is a disappointing collection of modest works. It was a library book and I was happy about that. If you' re interested in exploring stories, check out River of Doubt or Over the Edge of the World by the author. Roosevelt's last great adventure is called River of Doubt. Magellean's voyage was the subject of Over the Edge of the World. The links are below. Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Over the Edge of the World was called the River of Doubt.
   Rip Off!
How disappointing. Horwitz's earlier works are witty and entertaining and have given my husband and I insight and education. The Devil May Care isn't one of the above. I was anxious to start after reading the introduction. I was puzzled and appalled by the first two paragraphs of the biography. Tony Horwitz edited it. The writing is not interesting. A lot of the subjects are lifeless and static. My children wrote with more color and life in Junior High School than the authors. It might be worth the money in paper- back at a used book store if you don't waste it on this book. This was promoted as a Horwitz book on Amazon. It isn't.
   Average accounts
The account of American exploration is wonderful. Quick sketches of Americas great explorers can be found in the book. Although it seems to stop short and misses a few people, this book gives a tour of adventure and American style.
   Fascinating glimpses into little known lives
The biographies of people connected with American adventure are interesting. There are different writing styles from the various authors. The chapters give a sense of the weird and amazing exploits that humans are capable of. The book made me want to read the entire encyclopedia to learn more about the lives of men and women in other fields than adventure. It is highly recommended.
   not very interesting
Really not interesting. A lot of short stories. Some were interesting and not. I thought Tony Horwitz was the author when I first saw it. The editor was a big difference. Tony is a terrific writer.
   Wish he wrote it!
I' ve read all of Horwitz's books. I saw that he was the editor for the book and decided to try it. He didn't write it, and I found the descriptions of some very adventurous people too slow and dull to finish it.