About the Author
Robert Ripley, founder of the world famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon strip, books, museums, and radio and TV shows, traveled to more than 200 different countries in his lifetime, in a relentless quest for odd people, places, and things. From humble origins in turn of the century California, he became one of the best known and most successful Americans of his generation. His own travels were recorded in newspaper columns that were read around the world, and, as shown in this book, provide a fascinating insight into a time when such journeys were highly unusual, magical and mysterious.