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READ Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Richard Halliburton Richard Halliburton could be counted on to lead his readers into strange places hilarious difficulties and bizarre adventures He had already proved that you could see the world without a dime in your pocket and have a whale of a time doing it Yet after various adventures on land and by sea America's most dashing traveler decided there was only path left open for him. Halliburton is an interesting character travel as an unconventional career is the way his Wikipedia page puts it A lifetime of travel and exploration writing books and soliciting sponsorship He is amusing and is appealing and interesting to the people he meets making him popular as a guest as is plain to see in this bookThis book covers his 1931 expedition in a small plane named The Flying Carpet where he visited 34 countries in a somewhat random zig zagging route based on where Halliburton might want to go next He employs Moye Stephens a 'proper' pilot to fly him on a no pay but unlimited expenses basis in which Stephens gets to enjoy the adventures They basically go for it from there The book skips over a great many of the countries they visited many receiving just a sentence of a paragraph but they concentrate on places interesting to write read about and the out of the way experiences They spend some time in Mali where they visit Morocco then Timbuctoo because it was a place Halliburton always wanted to visit due to its exotic name as good a reason as any and then a good long time in Algeria with the French Foreign Legion until they outstay their welcome Then some flying over the Matterhorn and some time in Venice Some time in Istanbul then on to Israel and some zipping about the Middle East Jordan then Ira and on to Persia Iran In each of these places they examine the culture meet interesting people and most of all enjoy themselves get into adventures and a share of trouble Not shy of a drink or seven Halliburton also plays up a role in womanising seeking a Persian Princess attracting the attention of German aviator Elly Beinhorn in her plane on her own journey and then competing with Stephens for her affection all despite Halliburton being homosexual which I guess was playing to his audience a bitFrom Persia they travel on to India and then Nepal before finishing the journey in the book in Sarawak in Borneo where they examine the Rajah Brook story and visit with headhunters The journey ends shortly after in the Philippines where they load their plane onto a ship and head back to the States It is a short but interesting and varied book Halliburton is likable and entertaining and writes well with pace and excitement and doesn't mind displaying his own flaws and weaknesses or his own bad decisions all of which make it a great read Crown princes princesses the French Foreign Legion Mount Everest unconuered at the time of writing Chief Koh the headhunter Elly Beinhorn and the many other interesting people all play their part in the story I will keep an eye out any of his other many books too45 stars rounded down to 4

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READ & DOWNLOAD º The Flying Carpet ☆ Richard Halliburton could be counted on to lead his readers into strange places hilarious difficulties and bizarre adventures He had already proved that you could see the world without a dime in your pocket and have a whale of a time doing it Yet after various adventures on land and by sea America's most da The sky itself The Flying Carpet was Halliburton's fourth and most famous book and details his epic adventures flying a bi plane through remote parts of the globe It recounts how Halliburton landed in Timbuctoo passed over Mt Everest flew over the Taj Mahal upside down and dropped down into the jungles of Borneo to visit native head hunters Stephens Halliburton told. Now made even better with age is Halliburton's bountiful true tale of pulling the stops and going for it It's the 1930s It's an open cockpit Stearman biplane Hop in and strap in for a great ride The many decades since this book appeared have added a glow and patina to the story and the action packed writing Find a gently used edition in an old bookstore like I did Don't we all love the used bookstore finds

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The Flying CarpetThe pilot I've just given myself an airplane and I want you to fly us to all the outlandish places in the world Turkey Persia Paris and Pasadena We're going to fly across deserts over mountains rescue imprisoned princesses and fight dragons We must have the world We can have the world If one book can summarize all the reckless love of life and romance that symbolized. My father read this book in 1934 I read Flying Carpet in 1959 My son read the book about 1997 My grandson age 4 already has his copy You get the idea I'm sure