Books: Fair-Haired Carpeteer

THE FLYING CARPET—Richard Halliburton—Bobbs-Merrill ($3.75). Though he describes his activities during the last two years as "loafing about in my airplane," energetic Author-Adventurer Richard Halliburton was really keeping his nose pretty close to his chosen grindstone—publishable, lecturable adventure. Many and far-fetched have been fair-haired Mr. Halliburton's stunts: swimming the Hellespont, climbing Fujiyama, swimming the length of the Panama Canal (in many an installment), living on a West Indies island à la Robinson Crusoe. His books (The Royal Road to Romance, The Glorious Adventure, New Worlds to Conquer) have sold more...

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