New PDF release: American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard

By Cathryn Prince

With a elegant jogging stick and well pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting consultant for hundreds of thousands of american citizens within the Twenties and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for every new article and publication he wrote. in the course of his profession, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, approximately fell out of his aircraft whereas taking pictures the 1st aerial photos of Mt. Everest, and have become the 1st individual to swim the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol appears to be like, the Tennessee local was once 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 snapshot as a masculine trailblazer. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to achieve and continue a frequent following lengthy earlier than our age of the 24-hour information cycle, and therefore grew to become the 1st superstar 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 reputation and glory to discover the world.

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