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Book- One Man Caravan
« on: 15 May 2007 at 04:33 »

One Man Caravan
Robert E. Fulton Jr.

First published in 1937 and listed in the Douglas bibliography section, this book has been reprinted is currently availble new. It is the story of Robert Fulton and his solo journey around the globe on a Douglas motorcycle. From the press release:

Robert Fulton’s legendary journey by motorcycle began in 1932 when he set out on an eighteen-month odyssey across Asia and the Mid-East. This is possibly the first, and certainly one of the best accounts of motorcycle adventure travel ever written.
Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Sumatra, Malaysia, Siam, Indonesia, China, and Japan are challenging destinations even today. But this story took place at the beginning of the 20th century. Only a special brand of adventurer would even consider such a journey—one exactly like Fulton.

His customized bike had an extra large fuel tank, a secret hiding place for his .32 revolver, and enough room in his luggage for a motion-picture camera and 40,000 feet of film. This entertaining story, narrated with Fulton’s remarkable insight and illustrated by his original drawings, photographs, maps, and charts, tells of his travels in Turkey, Waziristan, Afghanistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Robert Fulton was a Renaissance man with an enormous appetite for life who did not stop at dreams. This book takes you to a fascinating part of our world that’s been lost forever, seen through the eyes of one of the 20th century’s greatest spirits.


Publisher, Whitehorse Press, 1995, 2001
Paperback: 275 pages
Format: 5.5 by 8.5 inches, black and white

It can be mail-ordered direct from the Publisher’s website.
Website link, home page- http://www.whitehorsepress.com/

Website link, direct link to product page (as of this post)- http://www.whitehorsepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=1674

Note: If link has changed try searching for Whitehorse Press, and then One Man Caravan.

-Doug
P.S. And how far have you ridden YOUR Douglas today?
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