Seven League Boots: Adventures Across the World from Arabia to AbyssiniaDe (autor) Richard Halliburton Cuvânt înainte de Tahir Shah
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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.