We continue our journey through the 1920s by reading one of the decade’s best-selling writers, and arguably its most famous adventurer. While still a student at Princeton, Richard Halliburton decided he wanted to spend his life traveling the globe, and writing about his adventures. At the height of his fame, he was publishing a new book every year and a half. Some doubted the veracity of his stories, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said his books were entertaining but probably dreamed up from behind a desk in Brooklyn.
Halliburton was also famous for building an iconic house in Laguna Beach called the Hangover House. Though, tragically, he didn’t live long enough to really enjoy it.
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