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Richard Halliburton

USA, 1900–1939 (Writer, Traveler)

Richard Halliburton (1900–1939) was an American traveler and author. Born and raised in Tennessee, he attended Princeton University and graduated in 1921. During and after college, he began to sail and travel around the world, writing about his adventures. He soon became famous for his travel-writing and extreme activities, such as swimming across the Panama Canal and flying around the world in a biplane. He disappeared at sea in 1939 while attempting to sail a Chinese ship from Hong Kong to San Francisco. His third book, the 1929 New Worlds to Conquer chronicles his adventures in South America, where he followed in the footsteps of  Cortés and Pizzaro. 

Richard Halliburton (1900-1939)