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The Resource A curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley, Neal Thompson

A curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley, Neal Thompson

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A curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley
Title
A curious man
Title remainder
the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley
Statement of responsibility
Neal Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The marvelously compelling biography of Robert Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities
Summary
Believe it or not, there was a real person behind the newspaper column and television series, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Robert Ripley was a man with wide-ranging interests who initially wanted to be a pro baseball player but wound up creating a popular informational cartoon series that made him very wealthy. He traveled the world in search of unusual facts and artifacts, and though he was socially awkward and rather eccentric, his personal life was as fascinating as the unusual facts he collected. Illustrations of curiosities from Ripley's extraordinary career help bring to life his irresistibly outlandish character. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175804
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Neal
Dewey number
  • 031.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.R53
LC item number
T57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ripley, Robert L.
  • Journalists
  • Publishers and publishing
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley
Label
A curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley, Neal Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19995210
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780770436209
Lccn
2012046850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, facsimiles, photographs, portraits
System control number
(DLC)BK0011934507
Label
A curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley, Neal Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19995210
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780770436209
Lccn
2012046850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, facsimiles, photographs, portraits
System control number
(DLC)BK0011934507

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