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By Cathryn Prince

ISBN-10: 1613731590

ISBN-13: 9781613731598

With a refined jogging stick and well pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting advisor for thousands of american citizens within the 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 airplane whereas capturing the 1st aerial photos of Mt. Everest, and have become the 1st individual to swim the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol appears, 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 conflict driven the US towards social conservatism, Halliburton extra actively labored to conceal his homosexuality, burnishing his photo as a masculine trailblazer. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to realize and keep a frequent following lengthy earlier than our age of the 24-hour information cycle, and therefore turned the 1st megastar experience journalist. and through the darkest hours of the nice melancholy, Halliburton did whatever extraordinary: he encouraged generations of authors, reporters, and daily those who dreamt of repute and glory to discover the world.

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