Fred Burnaby: Autobiographical adventures!

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Post by mightyfelix » February 20th, 2021, 2:24 pm

About Frederick Burnaby (1842-1885): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Burnaby
A British army officer, and a bit of a rebel, Burnaby made several travels to places where people "just don't go," sometimes even after having been ordered not to go. However, his prowess as a fighter, good looks, and the books he published about his travels ensured him a welcome each time and an affectionate place in society.

A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (1876)
https://archive.org/details/aridetokhivatra02burngoog

On Horseback through Asia Minor (1877)
Vol. I: https://archive.org/details/onhorsebackthro02burngoog
Vol II: https://archive.org/details/onhorsebackthro00unkngoog
or, if you prefer Gutenberg:
Vol I: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58768
Vol II: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58738

A Ride Across the Channel, and Other Adventures in the Air (1882)
https://archive.org/details/arideacrosschan00burngoog

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