After decades of stubborn silence, the prominent Czech traveler and writer Miloslav Stingl agreed to process and publish his incredible life story, which has been eagerly awaited by several generations of his faithful readers. The fascinating life of the author, who published his ethnographic research in 43 books, which have been published in 240 editions in excess of 17 million copies, is still shrouded in many conjectures and secrets.
How is it possible that he traveled to 150 countries around the world at the time of airtight borders? Why did the North American Indian tribe choose him as its chief? What helped him survive the terrible maritime disaster off the coast of Africa during one of his eleven voyages around the world? During the twenty years he had spent outside his country, the world was literally changing before his eyes. See his memories of the Caribbean crisis straight from the besieged island or experience a dramatic journey through unknown Native American tribes deep in the unexplored rainforests of New Guinea. There will be no shortage of surprising meetings with famous compatriots, rulers and world-famous personalities!
The long-awaited book of 540 pages with more than 500 photographs and folding pages with maps is published with a foreword by Miroslav Zikmund, accompanied by unique illustrations by Eliška Chytková. In the gift box you will find a hand-painted double-sided wall map of the world, DVD (165 minutes) with a selection of the best TV shows, including a documentary from the expedition to the Cuban Indians Yateras (1965), CD (79 minutes) with recordings of unique radio interviews (1961-2016), replica Stingl’s passport with period visas and a painted bookmark.
The book Stingl Miloslav Biography of a Traveling Legend won the Czech Besteller award for 2016 in the Travelogues and Reports category.