Richard Halliburton's Book of Marvels: the Occident



Written for students but loved by all ages Marvels of the Occident takes you on a journey to some of the marvels of our world. Visit wonders both natural and man-made, places you've heard about, and others you won't believe you didn't know of before.

In this book you will-
- Discover how a 10-year old brought shame on San Francisco
- Spend time in a city with no girls of any kind, not even animals
- Swim the Panama Canal
- Cross the Alps on an elephant
- Unearth a city frozen in time
- Jump into a lake like a human sacrifice
...and so much more!

Product Details

Living Book Press
Publish Date
March 07, 2017
7.01 X 0.62 X 10.0 inches | 1.13 pounds

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About the Author

Richard Halliburton was a writer, lecturer, and world traveler. He published numerous books in his short lifetime, including The Royal Road to Romance, Glorious Adventure, and The Complete Book of Marvels. Halliburton is known for having paid the lowest toll to cross the Panama Canal, which he swam in 1928, paying 36 cents. Born in Tennessee in 1900, Halliburton died in 1939 as he and his crew attempted to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, from Hong Kong to San Francisco as a publicity stunt. The vessel was unseaworthy and went down in a storm, apparently shortly after Halliburton sent out his last signal: "Southerly gales, squalls, lee rail under water, wet bunks, hard tack, bully beef, wish you were here-instead of me!"