Although little known today, Richard Halliburton was one of America's most daring and original travel writers and adventurers. This book details his amazing travels throughout Central America and South America during the early 1900's. He retraces parts of Cortez's travels through Mexico and climbs, with very little gear, to the summit of Popocatepetl not once, but twice. He jumps 50 feet into the Well of Death where human sacrifices were thrown, then swims over several days the entire Panama Canal. He manages to travel to the infamous Devil's Island prison colony and actually disguises himself as a prisoner and experiences the prison first hand! His numerous other adventures, all told in a humorous and easy to read style, will be entertaining to both adults and teens. Find this out of print book on Amazon or Half.com, you won't be sorry.