Violet Cressy-Marcks (1890-1970)
Very few people, if any, approached Cressy-Marcks remarkable life of adventurous journeys. She made eight trips around the world, hunted big game, studied archeology, lectured, and worked as a serious news correspondent. As a reporter she covered events in China; having a five hour interview with Mao Tse-tung, and covering the famous Nuremberg trials. She sailed to Brazil; and traveled by a sled, pulled by reindeer, to the Arctic Circle. Independent and capable, Cressy-Marcks primarily traveled alone. She wrote two books: one on her trip up the Amazon River and the other on Communist China.