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  • Published: 15 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9781905264834
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $39.99

The Bumper Book of Bravery



This quirky but authoritative, comforting yet adventurous book will amaze and amuse in equal measure

The Bumper Book of Bravery recounts tales of incredible courage the world over, from the mythical to the modern, and from New York to New Zealand:

Take to the seas and marvel at the first voyage around the world. Dare to go deeper and discover record-setting underwater feats, as well as the French free-diver who refused to learn her limits.

Stay on land with Samurai warriors, Roman emperor gladiators and Genghis Khan's lethal Mongolian army.

Reach for the skies through balloonists, fantastic flying machines and female fighter pilots.

Go underground with the ultimate masters of espionage, including Russian spies, honey-traps and ruthless CIA-trained Tibetan agents.

From ocean depths to giddy heights and everything in between, The Bumper Book of Bravery will awaken the adventurer and hero inside of us all.

  • Published: 15 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9781905264834
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Charlie Norton

Charlie Norton is a journalist who spent six years on the award winning DailyTelegraph Sport section, covering everything from rugby to extreme sports. Since leaving the Daily Telegraph, Charlie has been writing about adventure travel and endurance sports. He is a regular skier and snowboarder and also a contributor to Telegraph Travel, TheSunday Times InGear, Style magazine, Esquire, Arena, Men's Fitness, BA High Life and the extreme sports/adventure magazine Outside in the US.

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