Posted by Tim Cook from spider-tn022.proxy.aol.com on July 13, 1998 at 04:51:38:
There is an author from the 20's and 30's that travelled all over the world and published about a dozen books on his adventures. His name was Richard Halliburton, and he was a Lowell Thomas without the radio. His books can still easily be found at second hand stores and used bookshops for $5-$10, sometimes less. He still holds the record of least costly passing through the Panama Canal . . .25 cents.
(He swam) His first book was published in 1925, continuing until he disappeared at sea in March, 1939. Several of his books were published in the years following his death, some into the early 60's with commentary on his disappearance. This was the golden era of travel before terrorism entry to many countries was easier. His books give a great look at period travel in this era. If anyone has touble finding them e-mail me or post a request for a list of titles. Just don't steal them from your local library. The websites www.bibliofind.com and www.biblicity.com should help. Good luck and enjoy.
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