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A Curious Man free pdf The biography of "Believe it or Not!" creator Robert Ripley, an enigmatic cartoonist turned globe-trotting playboy millionaire, who achieved global celebrity through larger than life showmanship and by documenting and celebrating the world's strangest oddities.
Robert "Believe It or Not" Ripley was Howard Hughes crossed with P.T. Barnum, a lonely, buck-toothed cartoonist turned eccentric millionaire and renowned world-traveler who in the 1930's and 1940's earned incredible wealth and international fame by journeying to the farthest corners of the earth in search of the world's most exotic curiosities. But for all his success in uncovering oddities, no piece of Ripley's collection was as remarkable as the man himself--from his youth as an awkward young artist with an innate empathy for "freaks," to his golden years spent on a private island stocked with rare artifacts and strange pets, Ripley lived life on the kind of grand scale normally confined to fiction. "A Curious Man" is his great American story, told for the first time: a thrilling tale of an underdog who taught the nation to believe in the unbelievable.

About Neal Thompson

NEAL THOMPSON""is the critically acclaimed author of "Light This Candle, Driving with the Devil, "and "Hurricane Season "and has contributed to such publications as "Outside, Esquire, "and "Sports Illustrated. "He lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons. You can find him at www.nealthompson.com.

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Author : Neal Thompson
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Data Published : 07 May 2013
ISBN : 077043620X
EAN : 9780770436209
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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