This adventurous work records Robert Edison Fulton's solo round-the-world tour on a two-cylinder Douglas motorcycle between July, 1932 and December, 1933. First published in 1937.
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Robert Edison Fulton began his 18-month adventure on a customized Douglas motorcycle, and shaped the rest of his life. "One of the great advantages of the motorcycle is its ability to bring its rider close to the environment--winds, weather, roads, surroundings, nature." Fulton's incredible journey led him to accomplishments such as inventing the Airphibian flying automobile, the Air Force's Skyhook air-sea rescue system, and sculptured Water-Wings. Today, at 89 years of age, he still lives a creative life in Connecticut.Review:
"A fascinating historical chronicle that can be enjoyed by motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists alike." living, this book is worth reading." -- Motorcycle Online
"Every now and then a book turns up which looks distinctly dull, yet which turns out to be so engrossing that you read it in a single sitting. One Man Caravan is such a book."
"For anyone who's thought about riding around the world, but who might've been put off by the thought of inconveniences brought on by war and national rivalries, Fulton's book might just convince you that it's possible, after all. And if the words aren't enough, there are 68 photographs to provide additional inspiration. The world is a very interesting place, indeed, and even more so from the seat of a motorcycle." City Bike Magazine -- City Bike Magazine
"My own favorite kind of read is a good story about someone taking a bike somewhere where the road is difficult, and the county strange. A granddaddy of this genre is One Man Caravan, by Robert Edison Fulton, the superbly told tale of a young Connecticut Yankee circling the globe on a Douglas flat twin back in the early 1930s. That's when having an adventure was having an adventure, and there was no phone system to allow you to contact the nearest U.S. Consulate, let alone call home. . ." -- Rider, February 1998
"One Man Caravan is a 'good read' " -- BMW Owners News, February 1998
"One Man Caravan is a fascinating adventure story which tells of a modern Renaissance man who, with an enormous appetite for life, did not stop at dreams. It's an inspiring read." -- Keystone Motorcycle Press, August 1996
"One Man Caravan will leave readers spellbound by the exploits of Renaissance man Robert Fulton, who explored the world his own way - on two wheels and a prayer." -- CC Motorcycle News Magazine, August 1996
"This is a story without compare...." -- Rpm Magazine
"Filled with many photos, maps, and charts, One Man Caravan is written in an uncomplicated style by a man who describes motorcycling as the closest thing to being a cowboy in this mechanized age. It is a classic, and still entertaining more than sixty years later." -- Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly, June 1998
A "superbly told tale of a young Connecticut Yankee circling the globe . . . when having an adventure was having an adventure, and there was no phone system to allow you to contact the nearest U.S. Consulate, let alone call home." -- Rider
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