Alby Mangels: Beyond World Safari

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JoJo Publishing, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
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Before Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee there was Alby Mangels -- the original Australian wild man and conservationist. An icon of the 80s who shot to fame and fortune through his ground-breaking World Safari series (as well as his many near death experiences and the beautiful women who were always in tow), Alby Mangels has finally broken fifteen years of self-imposed seclusion to re-emerge looking stronger, healthier and more daring than ever.

At the height of his fame Alby Mangels was more than just a household name - he was a legend. His blockbuster travel documentaries, the WORLD SAFARI series, blazed a path into untamed territories. He explored the world and took us along.

With an irrepressible spirit of adventure, his bull terrier by his side and a crew of willing accomplices, Alby's daring and dangerous exploits catapulted this very private person from obscurity to superstardom. The backlash was just as swift. Claims were made that his films were misleading and staged. A nature lover, he was accused of animal cruelty and even in his personal life Alby was often branded a 'playboy'.

Now, decades on, Lynn Santer takes us beyond the WORLD SAFARI series to find the real Alby Manges - a legend who disappeared from the public spotlight no sooner than he'd found it.

Discover the untold stories that followed, as Alby continued to explore the traditional cultures, natural wonders and incredible animals that share our planet. With a balance between the psychological impact that people and events had on Alby, and the pure action of his adventures, this book can take you on an exciting journey of its own.

Anyone interested in adventure - who longs to experience it themselves, or just kick back and savour the adventures of others - will find 'The Alby Mangels Story' a satisfying trek into the world of a free-spirit and a spiritual inspiration.

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About the author (2009)

Born and raised in London, Lynn Santer has been a crusader for causes since she was a small child, winning her first award for animal welfare when she was just eleven years old. She has travelled the world and played a hands-on role in the hot spots of Africa to help preserve the endangered big cats that are her passion in life. In the capacity, she has worked with many famous names, including: Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock's legendary and ageless classic, 'The Birds', who now runs the ROAR foundation and who is involved with Lynn in adapting 'Land of the Free' into a motion picture; Roger Gale, MP (UK), the former Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party and current Chairman of the Conservative Animal Welfare Group, and Meryl Harrison, former Chief Inspector with the Zimbabwe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), honoured for bravery by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the BBC in the UK and the International RSPCA. Rotary has also bestowed its highest non-Rotarian honour on her -- The Paul Harris Award. In 2001, Lynn was responsible for bringing together a team from across three continents and two hemispheres to plan a covert operation with ex-special forces commandos. Together they exposed atrocities against endangered big game by some of the wealthiest men on earth.

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