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Author Clarkson, Michael, 1948- author.

Title The age of daredevils / Michael Clarkson.

Publication Info. New York : Little A, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  974.799 CLA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  974.799 CLARKSON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 245 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245).
Summary 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.
Subject Daredevils -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- History.
Stunt performers -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- History.
Waterfalls -- New York (State)
Waterfalls -- Ontario.
ISBN 9781503935426 (hardcover)
1503935426 (hardcover)
9781503935419 (paperback)
1503935418 (paperback)
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