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Extreme Zip Lining [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Pohl
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Book Description

In July 1986 a twenty-year-old Zdenek (Daniel) Pohl and his friend, thirty-five-year-old Marcus, came up with, and executed what many believe to be the most creative and daring escape in the world. They did the unthinkable. You surely can call this one: “Extreme Zip Lining!”
During high wind, and severe rainstorm, they zip lined on 380 000V power line out of a nuclear power plant from Czech Republic, formally known as (Communist) Czechoslovakia, over the Iron Curtain, into Austria.
While back home in Czech, perplexed authorities demonized them, in Western block countries their story exploded upon a public like an atomic bomb and became instant media sensation. At least in Europe, tension in Middle East, the biggest drug bust, terrorists or gun runners didn’t get better coverage than this story. They were called: “The Young James Bonds of Eastern Europe.” In oppressed countries; as well as in the free world, they gained legions of fans, constantly wanting to hear more riveting details of this amazing accomplishment.
As a result, their exotic “unauthorized exit” kept stealing the headlines of major magazines and newspapers even many months after. Some of the U.S. media such as L.A. Times, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune noticed this truly unique triumph of a human spirit as well.
Today, Daniel's self-made zip lining pulley can be seen in Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin/Germany and the detailed account of this one of a kind story is finally available to the readers here on Amazon.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 5138 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Daniel (Zdenek) Pohl (June 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079T576W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,020,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book December 22, 2012
I met the author in a cab in Las Vegas, he is a very nice guy and very engaging. I bought this because I was interested in his story. However it is very difficult to read as it is poorly written and edited. I hope the author revises it with the help of a professional. It really could be an engaging story.
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By Barbara
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I chose this rating because I absolutely loved this book. I felt as though the author was giving me a personal tour into his world. I loved that he explained the history of that land and his people. There were things I never knew.

I loved the fact that Daniel and his friend were so driven to achieve freedom at any cost. The fact that God and the United States of America, the land of the free, played such an important part in their decision to escape in the daring way that they did. Those men absolutely know without a doubt, what freedom means and what it takes to achieve it and keep it.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in real life stories with adventure, beliefs, trust, and the desire for freedom and much more.

I'm hoping that maybe there will be a producer/director out there that will read this book and see it as great material for a movie or documentary.

I wish them both many blessing and much success for the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Las Vegas Daniel! March 28, 2014
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The book's grammar could use a little work, and it would have been nice to see some detailed photos of their zip-line device.

Still it was a fun read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Over their heads September 9, 2013
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What these two did was not just daring but totally unbelievable, dangerous, stupid, and completely mad.
But like someone once said, "If you can vision it, you can do it."
Too bad more people don't have the "balls" to stick it to governments that feel they can control our thoughts, words and deeds.
Look around you, are you living in hell or paradise?
If hell then do something about it, and if you don't do something about it then keep your mouth shut and pray they don't come for you anytime soon, but do know they will come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!!! May 13, 2013
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The story, the photos, the articles, the insane odds these guys had to overcome. Unreal! I have read it in 1 day. I could not put it aside. I totally loved it. Surely one of a kind.
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