The Royal Road to Romance

The Royal Road to Romance

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When Richard Halliburton graduated from college, he chose adventure over a career, traveling the world with almost no money. The Royal Road to Romance chronicles what happened as a result, from a breakthrough Matterhorn ascent to being jailed for taking forbidden pictures on Gibraltar. "One of the most fascinating books of its kind ever written." - Detroit News
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Travelers' Tales, 2000.
ISBN: 9781885211538
1885211538
Branch Call Number: 910 HALLIBURTON
Characteristics: xiv,305 p. ; 21 cm.

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KCLSRecommends Mar 05, 2014

Here’s the self-penned story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his travels around the globe in the early 20th century. How can you resist a tale that within the first few pages gushes:

"I wanted to swim the Hellespont where Lord Byron swam, float down the Nile in a butterfly boat, make love to a pale Kashmiri maiden beside the Shalimar, dance to the castanets of Granada gypsies, commune in solitude with the moonlit Taj Mahal, hunt tigers in a Bengal jungle -- try everything once."

And he nearly DOES do all these things -- this book should come with a warning sticker: "Do not leave out for impressionable young folks who may too easily become persuaded to leave their safe and sane surroundings and take off around the world, too!"

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