The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: A High-Flying Life from Tennessee to Timbuktu

The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: A High-Flying Life from Tennessee to Timbuktu

by R. Scott Williams

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Overview


Richard Halliburton ran away from his hometown in Memphis at the age of nineteen to lead an extraordinary and dramatic life of adventure. Against the backdrop of the Golden Age, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, Halliburton's exploits around the globe made him an internationally known celebrity and the most famous travel writer of his time. From climbing Mount Olympus in Greece to swimming the Panama Canal and literally flying all the way to Timbuktu, Halliburton experienced and wrote about adventures that others never even believed possible. His youthful spirit and bohemian lifestyle won the hearts of millions. Author R. Scott Williams details the spectacular exploits of a true adventurer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626197206
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 812,819
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


R. Scott Williams is an advertising, marketing and public relations executive with a passion for researching and recording unpublished stories of the American South. After receiving his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis, he worked a variety of jobs until landing at Graceland, where he helped take care of business for the king for more than twelve years. Currently, he leads the marketing and communication initiatives at the Newseum, a museum of news and history in Washington, D.C.

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