In 1948, a young Australian named Ben Carlin set out to do the impossible: circumnavigate the globe, by land and sea, in a single vehicle. With a U.S. Army-built amphibious jeep christened Half-Safe, Carlin and his wife Elinore set off across the Atlantic with dreams of fame and fortune. What happened next is one of the most bizarre adventures of the 20th century. In Half-Safe, a new release from The Atavist, author James Nestor endeavors to uncover Carlin's fate and finds a gripping story of love, danger, and extraordinary perseverance spanning three oceans and five continents.
Posted on Dec 21, 2012