American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer

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Chicago Review Press
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6.1 X 1.1 X 9.1 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Cathryn J. Prince is the author of Death in the Baltic, Burn the Town and Sack the Banks, and A Professor, a President, and a Meteor. She has worked as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor in Switzerland and in New York, where she reported on the United Nations, and is a frequent contributor to the Times of Israel.
"A rollicking tale of the incredible saga of a man constantly searching for the next exploit and sharing them in his writings." --Kirkus Reviews
"Cathryn Prince has written a compelling, well researched account of an inspiring and largely overlooked life, a man who traversed the globe and wrote about all he saw with romance and flair. A sweet look back at a more innocent time, when the world called out to curious young men like Richard Halliburton." --Neal Thompson, author of A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
"Between the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, the writer-adventurer Richard Halliburton taught America to love the world without revealing his own heart. Prince's sensitive and unstinting portrait bottles his lightning and captures his tragedy." --Christopher Heaney, author of Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu
"This is a good old-fashioned biography of an almost forgotten celebrity." --Booklist
"Journalist and author Cathryn J. Prince has done a very thorough job researching 'Romantic Richard' Halliburton, the story of his personal struggles, and why he chose to escape a traditional career and lifestyle. She tells his story in compelling details and, like its subject, it is never boring." --New York Journal of Books
"Cathryn Prince's thorough research and eye for detail have made Richard Halliburton believable--and brought a fascinating, high-flying adventurer back to earth." --Chicago Review of Books