6th Literary Orange
Saturday, April 14, 2012

UC Irvine Student Center

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Robert Young Pelton

Author and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton is renown for overcoming extraordinary obstacles in his continued search for the truth. Pelton’s career consists of getting to the heart of the story in his travels to and through the world’s most dangerous places. He has been kidnapped by right wing death squads in Colombia, survived both a plane crash in Indonesia and a head-on motorcycle accident in Peru, and gracefully endured numerous detainments and attacks. He has worked for National Geographic Adventure, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, ABC News, CBS 60 Minutes, and CNN.

Pelton is best known for his classic underground guide to surviving danger, Robert Young Pelton’s The World’s Most Dangerous Places (2003), now in its fifth edition. His other books include Come Back Alive (1999), his autobiography, The Adventurist (2001), and Three Worlds Gone Mad (2003). Recent works include Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror (2007) and Raven (Penguin), a YA story.

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Licensed to Kill The Adventurist
Licensed to Kill The Adventurist