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Charles Sweeny, the man who inspired Hemingway

Author: Charley Roberts; Charles P Hess
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles Sweeny was the heir to a fortune. Renouncing a life of comfort, he became a warrior for causes he believed in. This detailed biography draws on Sweeny's personal papers, historical documents and photos to tell the story of America's most celebrated soldier of fortune--a lifelong friend of Ernest Hemingway and a model for his fictional heroes"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Charley, 1948-
Charles Sweeny, the man who inspired Hemingway.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017
(DLC) 2017038740
(OCoLC)966560505
Named Person: Charles Sweeny; Ernest Hemingway; Ernest Hemingway; Charles Sweeny
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charley Roberts; Charles P Hess
ISBN: 9781476628844 147662884X
OCLC Number: 1004225730
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: heroes, role models and legends --
Family influences --
His early years --
West Point cadet --
Revolution in Mexico --
Venezuela: a stand against a tyrant --
Nicaragua: deposing Zelaya --
Paris, wife and children --
French Foreign Legion in the First World War --
"Over the top" with the U.S. Army --
Polish-Soviet War --
Greco-Turkish War --
Morocco and the Rif War --
Spanish Civil War --
Dodging the FBI to recruit pilots for France --
The Eagle Squadrons and the Battle of Britain --
"Wild Bill" Donovan and the Office of Strategic Services --
Moment of truth, or how Sweeny would have won World War II --
A thorn in the side of Roosevelt --
2600 Walker Lane --
Defending Petain --
Blaming FDR for Pearl Harbor --
World disorder and revolution --
Sweeny's last war.
Responsibility: Charley Roberts and Charles P. Hess.

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