Beasts, Men and Gods (1922) is a historical memoir by Ferdinand Ossendowski.
Excerpt from the Introduction:
Dr. Albert Shaw of the Review of Reviews, after reading the manuscript, characterized the author as "The Robinson Crusoe of the Twentieth Century". I desire, therefore, to assure the reader at the outset that Dr. Ossendowski is a man of long and diverse experience as a scientist and writer with a training for careful observation which should put the stamp of accuracy and reliability on his chronicle. Only the extraordinary events of these extraordinary times could have thrown one with so many talents back into the surroundings of the "Cave Man" and thus given to us this unusual account of personal adventure, of great human mysteries and of the political and religious motives which are energizing the "Heart of Asia."—LEWIS STANTON PALEN
Artist Bio Author:
Ferdinand Ossendowski (1876-1945) was a Polish writer, explorer, professor, and anti-Communist political activist, known for his books about Lenin and the Russian Civil War in which he participated.