The list author says: "I love travel, exploration, life on the edge literary works. I've read through an entire book on climbing Colorado's Fourteeners just for the vicarious pleasure of picturing scree slopes and dangerous cross winds. These are the books that have given me the greatest Escapist pleasure so far."
"This book makes me want to live in a black Bedouin tent, carry my rifle by the barrel, drink strong coffee one thimblefull at a time. Man I love Thesiger and his preoccupation with the desert and its toughest inhabitants. Read this with a glass of precious water by your side."
"The Masculine dream of being a strong, good leader in adverse circumstances. It doesn't get any better than this. Ice Floes, Meals of Seals, Rags, hunger, wretchedness, topped with a crazy, improbable boat trip over the world's roughest seas."
"This is enthusiasm. This is passion with a tankful of gas and the American Highway. Not a big fan of the destructive amor/immorality of the leading characters, but what a long strange trip with the king of the Beats. He even hung in Colorado."
"An amazing description of the lifestyle of the Southern Cheyenne who roamed the West east of the Rockies before the fencing of the plains. Bent was the real deal. One of only a handful of eyewitness accounts of the Southern Cheyenne during this era. Son of William Bent of Bent's Fort Fame."
"A colorful old west character writing about even more colorful men roaming the West. He captures the dialect of the Mountain Men as they tell their tales. An important first hand account of some of the toughest hombres this country has seen or will ever see."