Sunday, February 28, 2010
Born in Colfax, Iowa. He meet his favorite author Joseph Conrad in Scotland, joined Lord Kitchener's Volunteer forces as a Canadian. His first book was named Kitchener's Mob:The Adventures of an American in Kitchener's Army. He wrote several articles for the Boston Globe.
During World War I, Hall was made a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, later awarded for his service by General Pershing, the Distinguished Service Cross.
In 1919 he joined forces with Charles Nordhoff, to write the History of the Escadrille Lafayette and the Lafayette Flying Corps, a year later they went to Tahiti. Arue, Tahiti - Hall's home until his death in 1951. Hall and Nordhoff wrote in 1932 the Mutiny on the Bounty. Not until after his death did the people of Tahiti learn about his past as a war hero, his awards and decorations had been stored in a trunk. "Silence will Speak" - A great man not to be forgotten...