April 3, 2018

Download PDF by Cathryn Prince: American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard

By Cathryn Prince

ISBN-10: 1613731590

ISBN-13: 9781613731598

With a sophisticated strolling stick and well pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting consultant for hundreds of thousands of usa citizens within the Nineteen Twenties and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for every new article and booklet he wrote. in the course of his profession, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, approximately fell out of his aircraft whereas capturing the 1st aerial pictures of Mt. Everest, and have become the 1st individual to swim the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol seems, the Tennessee local used to be a media darling in an period of optimism and elevated social openness. yet because the nice melancholy and looming battle driven the United States towards social conservatism, Halliburton extra actively labored to conceal his homosexuality, burnishing his snapshot as a masculine trailblazer. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to realize and keep a common following lengthy ahead of our age of the 24-hour information cycle, and therefore grew to become the 1st famous person experience journalist. and through the darkest hours of the nice melancholy, Halliburton did whatever notable: he encouraged generations of authors, reporters, and daily those that dreamt of popularity and glory to discover the world.

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