Seven League Boots: Adventures Across the World from Arabia to Abyssinia

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'I had been commissioned to go anywhere in the world I wished and write whatever pleased me. My only orders were to move fast, visit strange places, to meet whomever was interesting - and to start at once,' Richard Halliburton's fifth and last book, Seven League boots illustrates how he followed these orders with passion and abandon. America's favorite adventurer dined with Haile Selassie and rode the Rhinoceros Express in Ethiopia; he had an audience with King Ibn Saud outside the gates of Mecca (which he had tried to sneak into) and finally rode an elephant over the Alps in the tracks of another great adventurer, Hannibal. This is Halliburton at his best: reckless and romantic. It is also the last chapter of a life that had, at its end, grown tragic. Nearing forty, physically exhausted, and in financial trouble, Halliburton thought to roll the dice once again, hoping that the charm which had always saved him in the past would materialize one more time. But it was not to be. His last journey was fatal. Soon after finishing this book, he attempted to sail a junk across the Pacific, but never returned.
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ISBN-13: 9781780761381
ISBN-10: 1780761384
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: 16pp bw plates
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Richard Halliburton (1900-1939) was America's great adventurer and one of the most successful adventure travel writers of the 20th century. His final adventure, sailing a junk across the Pacific, was also his last. Halliburton disappeared in March 1939 and was never seen again. His wild adventures live on in the books that have captivated millions of readers and inspired generations of writers.


New Foreword by Tahir ShahIntroduction: Seven League BootsI. Devil's Island in AmericaII. Eight Volunteers for DeathIII. A Battle and a CatIV. His Majesty the DishwasherV. The Black King's CastleVI. The Bones of ColumbusVII. How to Buy an ElephantThe Massacre of the RomanoffsVIII. 1. The AssassinIX. 2. The VictimsX. 3. The Death HouseXI. 4. SlaughterXII. 5. PostscriptXIII. The Wheat and the EmeraldsXIV. Mrs. LeninXV. The Hundred Happiest Children in the WorldXVI. Straight Talk from RussiaXVII. The Oldest Man in the WorldXVIII. The Last of the CrusadersXIX. Out of RussiaXX. The Sultana of Turkey - from MartiniqueXXI. No Woman's LandXXII. The Involuntary MonkXXIII. The City of the MinotaurXXIV. The Deadliest Sport in HistoryXXV. Horror IslandXXVI. Scarlet Sister SalomeXXVII. Hadji HalliburtonXXVIII. The GiantXXIX. The Rhinoceros ExpressXXX. The King of KingsXXXI. In the Tracks of HannibalXXXII. UphillXXXIII. Half-way to HeavenXXXIV. The Elefantessa


From the Jazz Age through the Great Depression to the eve of World War II, he thrilled an entire generation of readers. Clever, resourceful, undaunted, cheerful in the face of dreadful odds, ever-optimistic about the world and the people around him, always scheming about his next adventure. a spokesman for the youth of a generation.