Books by Fergus Fleming

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TYPEWRITER by Fergus Fleming
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Essential for fans of the James Bond books. And who isn't a fan?"
A collection of letters from the creator of Bond, James Bond. Read full book review >
TALES OF ENDURANCE AND EXPLORATION by Fergus Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2005

"Adventure reading of a high order: brisk, fresh and full of color. (24 pp. b&w ills., not seen and excellent maps throughout)"
A fine and lively collection of exploration stories, from the famous to the obscure, that are guaranteed not to be forgotten. Read full book review >
THE SWORD AND THE CROSS by Fergus Fleming
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"After concise storytelling that's neither romantic nor sentimental, Fleming closes with the comment that Laperrine and Foucauld would have little lasting effect on the Sahara—'They lived within the circumstances of their age'—but would be swallowed by cultural will, and the sand."
Fleming (Ninety Degrees North, 2002, etc.) profiles two distinct yet congruent personalities of late-19th- and early-20th-century French colonialism in Algeria. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A superb, well-researched saga, crackling with intelligence and wit. (4 maps, 24 pp. b&w photographs, not seen) "
The author of Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps (2001) returns with another rousing real-life adventure: a chronicle of the determination, madness, mendacity, suffering, and incredible endurance of the men who sought to be the first to stand at the North Pole. Read full book review >
KILLING DRAGONS by Fergus Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A fine job: Fleming makes it clear that the climbers climbed for many reasons, but almost always returned with good stories to tell."
A diverting, popular history of the first men and women who scrambled among the Alps, from Time-Life editor and novelist Fleming (Barrow's Boys, p. 322). Read full book review >