Richard Halliburton





Richard Halliburton


Born
in Brownsville, Tennessee, The United States
January 09, 1900

Died
March 24, 1939

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Writer, Lecturer, and World Traveler, Richard Halliburton published numerous books during his short lifetime. During his world travels, he visited exotic locales such as the Taj Mahal in India, climbed the Matterhorn, flew across the Sahara desert in a bi-winged plane, and swam the entire length of the Panama Canal. He also roamed the Mediterranean Sea retracing the route followed by Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey and crossed the Swiss Alps on the back of an elephant in a recreation of Hannibal's expedition. Halliburton died in March 1939 as he and his crew attempted to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, from Hong Kong to San Francisco as a publicity stunt. The vessel was unseaworthy and went down in a storm around March 23-24, 1939. His body ...more

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The Royal Road to Romance: ...

4.30 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 1925 — 11 editions
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Richard Halliburton's Compl...

4.60 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1937 — 8 editions
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Flying Carpet

4.28 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1932 — 9 editions
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The Glorious Adventure

4.34 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1927 — 7 editions
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Seven League Boots

4.32 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1935 — 3 editions
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New Worlds To Conquer: Amer...

4.29 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1929 — 3 editions
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Richard Halliburton's Secon...

4.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1938
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Richard Halliburton's First...

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Introduction to Population ...

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More books by Richard Halliburton…
“Let those who wish have their respectability- I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic.”
Richard Halliburton

“Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.”
Richard Halliburton

“No, there's going to be no even tenor with me. The more uneven it is the happier I shall be. And when my time comes to die, I'll be able to die happy, for I will have done and seen and heard and experienced all the joy, pain, thrills — every emotion that any human ever had — and I'll be especially happy if I am spared a stupid, common death in bed.”
Richard Halliburton

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