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The Resource A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley, Neal Thompson

A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley, Neal Thompson

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A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Title
A curious man
Title remainder
the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Statement of responsibility
Neal Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Ripley's life is the stuff of a classic fairytale. 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 the age of eighteen, more cartooning triumphs followed, but it was his "Believe It or Not" conceit and the wildly popular radio shows it spawned 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MVP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Neal
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.R53
LC item number
T57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ripley, Robert L.
  • Cartoonists
  • Journalists
  • Publishers and publishing
Label
A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley, Neal Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880598981
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780770436223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (in black and white), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)880598981
Label
A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley, Neal Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880598981
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780770436223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (in black and white), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)880598981

Library Locations

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