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A curious man [electronic resource] : The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley. Neal Thompson.

Thompson, Neal. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780770436216 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert "Believe It or Not" Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley's life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Buck-toothed and cursed by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for the strangeness of the world. After selling his first cartoon to Time magazine at age seventeen, more cartooning triumphs followed, but it was his "Believe It or Not" conceit and the wildly popular radio shows it birthed that would make him one of the most successful entertainment figures of his time and spur him to search the globe's farthest corners for bizarre facts, exotic human curiosities, and shocking phenomena.Ripley delighted in...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown Archetype, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10447 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Performing Arts.
Genre: Electronic books.

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