A Shooting Star Meets the Well of Death

A Shooting Star Meets the Well of Death

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Author: William R. Taylor
Publisher: GD Publishing
Length: 264 page(s)
Language: English
Written: Feb 2017
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs » Historical biography  |  Work: Sonstiges
Keywords: adventure; aviation; Halliburton; Stephens Moye; travel; history; geography

AMAZING STUNTS & IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES-NEW BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD HALLIBURTON

Amazing stunts, improbable adventures, best-selling author-Richard Halliburton was all of these and so much more as this carefully researched, exciting biography shows. "...entertaining and very well-researched...This book should be high on any traveler's reading list."-Ian Usher (traveler, writer, adventurer, speaker - author of Life Sold). "...an interesting and sometimes funny book about a man who should have a book next to Lindbergh and Earhart."-Henry H. Holden, author of "Great Women in Aviation #2 - Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes. Princeton graduate Halliburton vaulted onto the best seller list with his first travel/adventure book and never looked back. He blasted out six more of the same despite inner conflicts and battles with critics then vanished in Wagnerian splendor while sailing a gaudy Chinese junk into a 1939 pacific typhoon. "...Was Halliburton a daring adventurer...or...a dilettante who...staged spectacular stunts?...Both...are true...and this is the fascination of his paradoxical personality."--Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr., longtime writer for the National Geographic Society, author of My Favorite Place on Earth. "...we hope many readers will share our memories of this unique man and his adventures, and welcome this fine work into your libraries."-Robert J. Gormley, former publisher Northeastern University Press, Orbis Books and Chatham House Publishers; Beatrice Gormley, author of YA biographies including the forthcoming Nelson Mandela, Simon & Schuster, 2014). "Taylor...revives the memory of this dashing debonair of derring-do. A welcome addition to the libraries of all aficionados of adventure literature. Bravo."-Scott Wallace, author of The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes


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Member since: Dec 2013
Publications on XinXii:  1
A successful travel, self-improvement, humor, and technical article writer who sold articles published in over twenty national and regional magazines, he also has written and presented technical papers at national and international technical conferences.
He completed creative and technical writing courses from The University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Chicago, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He also has an Electrical Engineering degree from Marquette University.
He was a design engineer for General Motors on the Apollo project and a design engineer for General Electric on the first CT Scanner.
His next book, Twelve Who Dared, deals with courageous men and women who pitted themselves against overwhelming odds then willed themselves to succeed. He has also completed a 76,000 word humor/satire, Max Shulman-type book, The Short Cruise of The La Brea Tirpitz And Other Curious Events or, The Real Truth About Delaware.
As a youngster and afterward he was inspired by Halliburton’s proclivity to dare, his tenacity, his love of history and his adventure-laced feats. This fascination carried on even after he graduated as an Electrical Engineer. He never forgot his love of writing and attraction to Halliburton’s convoluted life story. This led to many hours of research and many miles of travel to objectively unearth the true story, warts and all, of the real man who so influenced his own life.
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