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The Resource American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer, Cathryn J. Prince

American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer, Cathryn J. Prince

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American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer
Title
American daredevil
Title remainder
the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer
Statement of responsibility
Cathryn J. Prince
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a polished walking stick and neatly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting guide for millions of Americans in the 1920s and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for each new article and book he wrote. During his career, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, nearly fell out of his plane while shooting the first aerial photographs of Mount Everest, and became the first person to swim the full length of the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol looks, the Tennessee native was a media darling in an era of optimism and increased social openness. But as the Great Depression and looming war pushed America toward social conservatism, Halliburton more actively worked to hide his homosexuality, burnishing his image as a masculine trailblazer. No middle ground existed regarding Halliburton--he was either adored or abhorred. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Princeton graduate a poseur, a symbol of nouveau riche depravity. But most found his daredevil persona irresistible. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to gain and maintain a widespread following long before our age of the twenty-four-hour news cycle, and thus became the first adventure journalist. And during the darkest hours of the Great Depression, Halliburton did something remarkable: he inspired generations of authors, journalists, and everyday people who dreamed of fame and glory to explore the world
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prince, Cathryn J.
Dewey number
  • 910.4092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
G226.H3
LC item number
P75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halliburton, Richard
  • Halliburton, Richard
  • Travel writers
  • Travelers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travel writers
  • Travelers
  • Voyages and travels
  • United States
Label
American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer, Cathryn J. Prince
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romancing the road -- Feats and marvels -- Following Ulysses -- Glorious Panama -- Hollywood lights -- The flying carpet -- Interview with an assassin -- Hangover house -- A new inspiration -- The sea dragon -- So good-bye again -- No trace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781613731598
Lccn
2016006134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944408540
  • 2315497
  • (OCoLC)944408540
  • (OCoLC)ocn944408540
  • 2315497
Label
American daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer, Cathryn J. Prince
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romancing the road -- Feats and marvels -- Following Ulysses -- Glorious Panama -- Hollywood lights -- The flying carpet -- Interview with an assassin -- Hangover house -- A new inspiration -- The sea dragon -- So good-bye again -- No trace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781613731598
Lccn
2016006134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944408540
  • 2315497
  • (OCoLC)944408540
  • (OCoLC)ocn944408540
  • 2315497

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