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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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10175804
Cataloging source
DLC
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Thompson, Neal
Dewey number
  • 031.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
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
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the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley
Label
A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley, Neal Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012046850
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
421 p.
Isbn
9780770436209
Lccn
2012046850
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley, Neal Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012046850
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
421 p.
Isbn
9780770436209
Lccn
2012046850
Other physical details
ill.

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