New York: Fleet Street Corporation, 1984. 1st. Hardcover. . 8vo. 304pp. Photo-illustrations. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine in white photo-illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy (two minor pencil notations) in fine dustjacket (short closed tear to upper rear). Item #11692
The biography of a multidimensional man whose life was one of adventure and achievement, and whose untimely death was mourned the world over. "To F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tommy Hitchcock embodied the ideal of the aristocratic man of action. Two of his characters were loosely modeled after him, Tom Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby' and Tommy Barban in 'Tender is the Night.' - dustjacket flap. As well as inspiration for Fitzgerald, Hitchcok excelled in polo; became a respected investment banker; and was instrumental in the development of the P51 "Mustang" fighter plane.