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on May 12, 2007
Josh Bernstein did a great job with this book! He tells of all sorts of 'behind the camera' happenings. With his wonderful sense of humor this book is a quite an enjoyable read for everyone.
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on September 20, 2014
Now I know why his show was so good. He kept himself out of it--except for the occasional JoshCam's.
I am exploring, seeing, as Josh leads the way.
The show was NOT A SELFIE! That leaves the audience out of the adventure when it is all about me me me me and more me
Oh I hope someday he writes the rest of his adventures. I am so amazed of the background. Lucky to be alive.
Tough on the constitution. Thank God for medicine and coincidence.
Actually at one point, I realized that he was lucky to have had food poisoning --because the medicine he took for that--kept him from dying of what would be a fatal Recluse Spider bite. So, maybe God was looking out for him knowing what was waiting for him around the corner..
And excellent survival stuff he included in the book--if I am ever unlucky to get in a bad situation, it will help.
I would have loved to read the background on some of the shows in the following seasons.
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on March 24, 2007
Before I read the book, I thought, "This guy has the BEST job! Please, take me with you!" After reading the book, I thought, "No way I'd want his job!" I'm surprised he's still alive after all of his adventures! I enjoyed reading all that he went through in producing "Digging for the Truth." The first chapter of the book describes his childhood, which I found interesting, but didn't really have any bearing on the rest of the story. Otherwise, it was well written and the story flowed nicely, with good organization of the material. The pictures were relevant to the text, rather than just put there to take up white space, as many travel/adventure books tend to do.

I'm a technical writer, so I read and write all day long. I work in a fast-paced environment, so I have to read fast and think fast. However, for some reason, this little book took me a long time to read. Maybe I lingered over the pictures a bit too long... ^_^

**Karla**
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I enjoyed Digging for the Truth when it aired on the History channel.

Part of the reason was the personality of Josh Bernstein. He seemed genuinely interested in the places he was exploring and had a good rapport with the camera.

So, I saw that he had a book describing the various shoots and what went on behind the scenes and decided to spring for it.

It was a fast, but enjoyable read. Some of the comments about the personalities that you see in the show and the things that went on behind the camera were interesting.

For example, I didn't realize that Josh wasn't a TV personality before the show aired. He looked natural enough in front of the camera, so I assumed he'd done TV before. But in reading the book I understand now that he got his "on the job training" doing Digging for the Truth. I'd say he took to it pretty well...
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on December 21, 2010
I haven't even finished reading this book yet but I can already rate is for 5 stars. First, because of the subject. Archeology, mistery, adventure, developing exotic places - hard to imagine something more exciting. Second, the way of describing the adventures - it's not writing about the movie which was on TV. It's kind of backup, scenes from the backstage, moments that are not seen in the film. And, what is important for me - Josh's emotions, commentaries, opinions which make this book more personal. So, in my opinion, film and book together make the perfect set. And the third thing, the language. English is the second language for me and reading book with dictionary in my hand "decreases the level of fun". For me reading this book is not translating sentences but just pleasure of traveling with the author.
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on January 27, 2010
It is an interesting book to follow Josh in this book. He shared with us in the joy and difficulties in making the documentary available on TV with his special training and endurance. Most of all, he is sensitive to the local custom and culture. This attitude wins friendship, respect and understanding.

He is the American idol to learn from in ability, curiosity, and persistence in seeking the truth. This is a good good book for the X, Y, e generations.
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on January 19, 2007
For those who watch "Digging for the Truth" on the History Channel, you get a better idea of some the background when the show is being filmed. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, the adventure, the humor, the close calls and the knowledgeable information about the people and history of different regions of the world. The photographs of that beautiful creature, Josh Bernstein, and his crew makes it especially appealing.
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on August 31, 2011
Digging for the Truth by Josh Bernstein
What goes on behind the camera and never makes it into the printed story or in the case of Digging for the Truth, never makes it on the TV screen, is what ties the human star to the human viewer. Risky adventure is never to be encouraged but Josh Bernstein is able to turn the tables on near death experiences and rewrite the story so it's entertaining and even humorous.
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The book is an interesting and fun look at the series and some of the behind the scenes adventure and tedium that go into making the show. It's a pleasure to read. Josh Bernstein is an explorer and adventurer combining the scientific expeditions of the great age of exploration with the showmanship of Hollywood. This book is great by itslef and an excellent compliment to the TV series.
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on October 10, 2007
this is a great book, for people that are fans of the show while josh bernstein was the host. to me the show is nothing without him! he is not only very informative, but you also get a sense of who he is, and all the stuff he went through to film such a great show! i would love to read more by him!
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