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By Cathryn Prince

With a refined jogging stick and smartly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting consultant for hundreds of thousands of american citizens within the Nineteen Twenties and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for every new article and booklet he wrote. in the course of his profession, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, approximately fell out of his aircraft whereas capturing the 1st aerial photos of Mt. Everest, and have become the 1st individual to swim the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol seems to be, 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 USA 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 retain a common following lengthy ahead of our age of the 24-hour information cycle, and hence grew to become the 1st star event journalist. and through the darkest hours of the nice melancholy, Halliburton did anything notable: he encouraged generations of authors, newshounds, and daily those that dreamt of reputation and glory to discover the world.

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