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  • Ferdinand Ossendowski

    Beasts, Men and Gods (1922) is a historical memoir by Ferdinand Ossendowski. Excerpt from the Introduction: Dr. Albert Shaw of the Review of Reviews, after reading the manuscript, characterized the author as 'The Robinson Crusoe of the Twentieth Century'. I desire, therefore, to assure the reader at the outset that Dr. Ossendowski is a man of long and diverse experience as a scientist and writer with a training for careful observation which should put the stamp of accuracy and reliability on his chronicle. Only the extraordinary events of these extraordinary times could have thrown one with so many talents back into the surroundings of the 'Cave Man' and thus given to us this unusual...read more

  • Ferdinand Ossendowski

    "Beasts, Men and Gods" is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of "The Lord of the Rings." The difference is: it's all true. Ferdinand Ossendowski was a Pole who found himself in Siberia and on the losing side during the Bolshevik Revolution. To escape being rounded up and shot, he set out with a friend to reach the Pacific, there to take ship back to Europe. During his journey he fell in with dozens of other military men who shared the same objective... but nearly every one of them perished on the way. It's up to you to decide whether Ossendowski was threatened most by the beasts, by the men, or by the gods, or indeed, by the severe and...read more