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By Cathryn Prince

With a cultured jogging stick and well pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting advisor for thousands of american citizens within the Nineteen Twenties and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for every new article and ebook he wrote. in the course of his occupation, 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, 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 struggle driven the United States towards social conservatism, Halliburton extra actively labored to conceal his homosexuality, burnishing his picture as a masculine trailblazer. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to realize and keep a frequent following lengthy ahead of our age of the 24-hour information cycle, and hence grew to become the 1st superstar event journalist. and through the darkest hours of the nice melancholy, Halliburton did whatever impressive: he encouraged generations of authors, newshounds, and daily those who dreamt of reputation and glory to discover the world.

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