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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.


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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.

It was a start, and the beginning of a long, strange journey that traversed the globe.

And once he got to Paris a year later, he was forever hooked on travel. A few years later he and a fellow kindred spirit, Harold Stephens, tried to break the world record for the longest automobile land journey around the world. The remarkable story behind this journey takes up several chapters.

Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth

Podell learned a few valuable lessons in foreign travel that have helped him through the years "If you speak a different language than the other, make sure … you and the other person are in agreement. At the time, he was one of the few Americans to visit Cuba.

Thinking he would be welcomed "as a Hero of the Revolution for defying the U. The Cubans thought he was a CIA spy. Carrying a page passport bulging with exotic destinations and a copy of John le Carre's "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" didn't help matters any.

Alas, some of Podell's youthful dreams have not come to pass: Martin's, who vastly improved my book while I largely wrecked his digestive system.

Tony Outhwaite, the most positive, passionate, knowledgeable, savvy, supportive, and devoted agent any writer could ever hope to have, for making my dream a reality I can share with you. Polly Whittell, for finding Tony for me and smoothing communications. Nan Prener, with help from husband Bob for her constant praise of my dispatches from the field, for her early enthusiasm for my writing a book, for proofreading the entire manuscript, recommending many wise changes, and catching many foolish mistakes.

Wolfenden Press, publishers of the paperback edition of Who Needs A Road, for permission to use material from it in chapters , and for keeping that classic still in print more than 49 years after its first publication!

David Smith, for a decade of giving me excellent advice on obscure airlines, arcane geography, little-known routes, Google maps, and potential political problems and dangers along the way.

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Nina Wehner Vitali, without whose vast network of helpful UN connections I never would have lived to Keith Schwabinger, for devoting more than a hundred hours to check the thousand facts. Harold Stephens, for inspiring me with his love of travel and adventure, for first getting me on the road, for suggesting I write this book, and for actively encouraging me to complete it. Paulette Cooper, author of 20 books, for taking time away from researching Was Elvis Jewish?

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Martin's Press, for skillfully organizing and competently taking care of a hundred details, from page proofs to photographs to captions. Click the link to play our quiz here! I Gratefully Thank Peter Joseph , my wise, careful, perceptive, knowledgeable, kind, and patient editor at St. Martin's, who vastly improved my book while I largely wrecked his digestive system.

Tony Outhwaite , the most positive, passionate, knowledgeable, savvy, supportive, and devoted agent any writer could ever hope to have, for making my dream a reality I can share with you. Polly Whittell , for finding Tony for me and smoothing communications.

Around the World in 50 Years : My Adventure to Every Country on Earth

Nan Prener , with help from husband Bob for her constant praise of my dispatches from the field, for her early enthusiasm for my writing a book, for proofreading the entire manuscript, recommending many wise changes, and catching many foolish mistakes.

Wolfenden Press , publishers of the paperback edition of Who Needs A Road , for permission to use material from it in chapters , and for keeping that classic still in print more than 49 years after its first publication! David Smith , for a decade of giving me excellent advice on obscure airlines, arcane geography, little-known routes, Google maps, and potential political problems and dangers along the way.

Nina Wehner Vitali , without whose vast network of helpful UN connections I never would have lived to Keith Schwabinger , for devoting more than a hundred hours to check the thousand facts. Harold Stephens , for inspiring me with his love of travel and adventure, for first getting me on the road, for suggesting I write this book, and for actively encouraging me to complete it.

To all the stalwarts who diligently ploughed through the seventh draft and sent me their comments and corrections: Paulette Cooper , author of 20 books, for taking time away from researching Was Elvis Jewish?

Melanie Fried at St.

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Martin's Press, for skillfully organizing and competently taking care of a hundred details, from page proofs to photographs to captions. Isaac Simon of Morgan Stanley and Daryl Weber of Wells Fargo, outstanding investment advisers, for giving me several stock recommendations that enabled me to afford these travels. Sandy Krinski , one of the best TV sitcom writers, for improving my word usage and polishing my humor.

The following nationals and ex-pats, who read and corrected the chapters about their countries: And to all those good people around the world who saved my life, my lunch, my schedule, my sanity, and my butt on occasions too numerous to recount in one book.

The author has written a page survival guide that tells you how to prepare for an adventure like this, including detailed instructions on picking the route, planning and packing, logistics, getting in condition, staying healthy, and avoiding the bandits and bad guys. Follow these links to some entertaining and inforomative articles and print, radio, and TV interviews with the author.Podell's thoughts on the communist governments of each country were really intriguing as well.

I think a bit more on European and North American countries would have lent an interesting study in contrasts - and really, how many Americans are likely to travel to Finland or Latvia?

And of course, he is enterprising, brave, adventurous, and - let's be honest - just plain ballsy. Bhutan - Sonam Peldan, tour guide. There is just no way that anyone can write a travelogue that covers plus some now nonexistent countries in a completely thorough manner. He has survived natural disasters too: earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, volcanoes, snowstorms and attacks by crocodiles, hippos, leeches and even flying crabs.

And once he got to Paris a year later, he was forever hooked on travel.