The Royal Road to Romance (Paperback)
One of the most fascinating books of its kind ever written" - Detroit News
"Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars." ― Richard Halliburton
A quiet, normal life was never in the cards for Richard Halliburton. While the rest of Princeton's Class of 1921 was busy matriculating into more "respectable" lives, Halliburton stuffed his diploma into a backpack and set off on what he hoped would be the adventure of a lifetime. As it turns out, his hopes were wildly understated.
Tag along with Richard Halliburton on this amazing journey through a world that is barely recognizable today. With just a few dollars in his pockets, Richard sneaks, mooches, and occasionally works his way from New Jersey to the farthest-flung corners of the world.
- Explore Paris, Kashmir, and Cairo of the 1920's
- Encounter real-life pirates and princesses
- Cruise the Nile and scale the Matterhorn and Mt. Fuji
Halliburton's adventure of a lifetime was just the beginning of a lifetime of adventure. Follow along on his literal and figurative journeys - as he circumnavigates the globe and, in the process, discovers the man he is destined to become.
About the Author: Richard Halliburton (born January 9, 1900) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. He was lost at sea in 1939.