The Age of Daredevils

The Age of Daredevils

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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By turns a family drama and an action-adventure story, The Age of Daredevils chronicles the lives of the men and women who devoted themselves to the extraordinary sport of jumping over Niagara Falls in a barrel--a death-defying gamble that proved a powerful temptation to a hardy few. Internationally known in the 1920s and '30s for their barrel-jumping exploits, the Hills were a father-son team of daredevils who also rescued dozens of misguided thrill seekers and accident victims who followed them into the river. The publicity surrounding the Hills' spectacular feats ushered in tourism, making Niagara Falls the nation's foremost honeymoon destination, but ultimately set Red Hill Jr. on a perilous path to surpass his father's extraordinary leaps into the void.
Publisher: New York : Little A, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781503935419
Branch Call Number: 974.799 CLARKSO
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 24 cm


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