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Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. was, in fact, 'An American Hero. I've known a lot of fighter pilots, but this guy had av-gas (aviation fuel) in his blood, I think.

Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. He was a 'man's man'; a teenaged pilot in the famed WW-I French 'Lafayette Escadrille' who was shot down, captured, and made a daring escape

Tommy Hitchcock: An American Hero. Nelson W. Aldrich Thanks to Aldrich’s excellent book, this extraordinary man and his action-packed life are finally getting the attention they so richly deserve.

Tommy Hitchcock: An American Hero. In American Hero, Nelson Aldrich Jr. does full justice to the storied life of one of the most fascinating characters in modern American history. At 17, Tommy Hitchcock left school to fly with the Lafayette Escadrille in World War I. In his 20s, he became the most celebrated polo player in the world. Thanks to Aldrich’s excellent book, this extraordinary man and his action-packed life are finally getting the attention they so richly deserve. Lynne Olson, author of the national bestseller Citizens of London).

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Born to wealth, adventuresome in spirit, shrewd in business, gallant in war, and a beau ideal of his class, Tommy Hitchcock was the epitome of the American hero, a legend even in his own time

Born to wealth, adventuresome in spirit, shrewd in business, gallant in war, and a beau ideal of his class, Tommy Hitchcock was the epitome of the American hero, a legend even in his own time. To Scott Fitzgerald, Tommy embodied the ideal of the aristocratic man of action, basing two of his characters loosely on Tommy. Tommy joined the Lafayette Escadrille during WWI at the age of 17. He was shot down, captured by the Germans, and then made a dramatic escape to Switzerland

This is the true story of Tommy Hitchcock, a war hero, the world s greatest polo player, businessman, husband of a Mellon, and F. Scott Fitzgerald s idol after whom he fashioned two of his most famous fictional characters

This is the true story of Tommy Hitchcock, a war hero, the world s greatest polo player, businessman, husband of a Mellon, and F. Scott Fitzgerald s idol after whom he fashioned two of his most famous fictional characters.

Thomas Hitchcock Jr. (February 11, 1900 – April 18, 1944) was an American polo player who was killed in an air crash during World War II. He was inducted into the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame. Born in Aiken, South Carolina, he learned the sport from his parents, Louise and Thomas Hitchcock S.

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He will forever be an American hero.

Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (/ˈɔːldrɪk/; November 6, 1841 – April 16, 1915) was a prominent American politician and a leader of the Republican Party in the United States Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1911. By the 1890s he was one of the "Big Four" key Republicans who largely controlled the major decisions of the Senate, along with Orville H. Platt, William B. Allison and John Coit Spooner

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Faulkree
I admire athletes like Mr. Hitchcock. They are the best at their sport and then they are directed inwardly somehow to go into other fields of endeavor whether it is business, medicine or serving in their countries military. Hobey Baker was cut out of the same cloth as Hitchcock. They served in the same World War One outfit. Hitchcock survived luckily, but Baker died under mysterious circumstances in a WWI plane just after the war was over in France. I knew many of Mr. Hitchcock's family and wondered how their lives had changed due to his premature passing.

People say we don't make them like him anymore, but a young person would well to read biographies of selfless, inspiring men like Tommy Hitchcock so they too can grow up to be like him. He makes a great role model even today.
Cashoutmaster
Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. was, in fact, 'An American Hero.' I've known a lot of fighter pilots, but this guy had av-gas (aviation fuel) in his blood, I think. This is a very well written, though a bit high brow, account of a soft-spoken, all-business, fear-less sort of guy who liked competition. He was a 'man's man'; a teenaged pilot in the famed WW-I French 'Lafayette Escadrille' who was shot down, captured, and made a daring escape. He followed his father's footsteps as a world champion polo player, dominating the sport internationally for nearly two decades through the Great Depression and 'Dust Bowl' years - when America really needed a likeable hero. World War Two broke out and Hitchcock wrangled his way (at age 41) to becoming a fighter pilot, again. Tommy knew everybody, it seems - on three continents. He was truly, a 'wartime citizen of London' as Gil Winant's American Air Attache at the U.S. Embassy. He was a successful Wall Street investment banker, with an engineering mind - almost singularly responsible for the P-51 Mustang fighter plane conversion from the Allison to the more powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engine - which allowed British and American fighter pilots to escort long-range bombers over Nazi Germany; a technological advance many say won World War Two. It's a heart warming story about his family and friends like fellow polo players W. Averell Harriman, Jock Whitney, William H. Jackson, Dev Milburn and others - yet, he always had his eye toward the skies. If you've ever ridden a good thoroughbred (or gave one a carrot), or ever flown an airplane (or sat in the jump seat) - you need to read Tommy Hitchcock's amazing life story. This is a good one, folks. Highly recommended.
Eta
Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. was without a doubt a true American patriot, world class athlete, and an embodiment of the American spirit as we remember it from years past. Not boastful or brash, he understated all he accomplished. A short life (he died at 44) one can only speculate how much more this marvelous man would have accomplished had he lived a full life span. Aldrich's research is extensive, giving details unavailable to the average reader, particularly about Tommy's polo achievements. His writing style will keep you interested in the life of this very interesting man.
Tommy Hitchcock: An American Hero download epub
Psychology & Counseling
Author: Nelson W. Aldrich
ISBN: 096113142X
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Language: English
Publisher: Fleet Street Publishing Corporation; 1st edition (1984)
Pages: 304 pages