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Best-selling authors, sensational lecturers, documentary filmmakers, amateur archaeologists, spies for FDR--Dana and Ginger Lamb led the life of Indiana Jones long before the movie icon was ever scripted. "We blaze the trail," Ginger said, "and the scientists follow."
The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb is the first biography of this captivating, entrepreneurial couple. In Southern California, they started married life in 1933 by building a canoe. With only $4.10 in their pockets, they paddled to Central America and through the Panama Canal. Three years later they returned triumphant, bearing a photographic record of the amazing trek that made them famous.
After releasing their best-selling book, Enchanted Vagabonds, the two became exactly that. They relentlessly lectured for the public and mooned for the media until they were able to fund more exotic voyages to remote jungles and rivers. So convincing were they on the circuit that their most powerful fan, President Franklin Roosevelt, coerced J. Edgar Hoover into hiring the Lambs as spies in Mexico. After World War II they launched their Quest for the Lost City, which yielded another book and documentary.
Drawing on historical records, the Lambs' books and letters, and recently declassified espionage documents, biographers Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz show how the Lambs succeeded in marketing their conquests and films to armchair explorers around the world and how they became, in popular imagination, the quintessential American adventurers.
From the Publisher: This story of the intrepid couple who pioneered the American notion of adventure for fun and profit
* Offers the first study of this exciting and adventuresome couple, who were widely known in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s
* Provides insight into the shaping of American popular culture in the twentieth century
* Studies the team whose films and lectures proved a precursor to the adventure travel seen on the Travel Channel, Animal Planet, the National Geographic, Discovery Channel, etc.
* Delivers a fun read about a couple who made a memorable team and fashioned themselves as larger-than-life explorers in a new age of documentary film
Title: The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Acceptable
Book Description University Press of Mississippi 30/12/2005, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mild shelfwear, with gentle scuffs/knocks to extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 116222-3
Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021578067960
Book Description University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, hardcover. Green cloth with gilt titles on spine. xxxi, 260 pages. Acknowledgments, bibliography, photo credits, index. Near fine with four vocabulary words from text written on first rear endpaper and those words underlined where they appear in the text on page 29, 74, 75 and 85 (with two words written in the margin) in a very good dust jacket with edgewear at spine and corners, small tear to rear panel, and light rubbing to rear panel. Mylar cover on jacket. SIGNED and inscribed by Julie Huffman-Klinkowitz on half -title page: "For __- I hope you enjoy reading about Dana and Ginger as much as I enjoyed researching and writing about them. Have fun! Julie Huffman-Klinkowitz". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 011450
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 260 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1578067960
Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011578067960
Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1578067960
Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111578067960