James Norman Hall (1887-1951) was born in Colfax, Iowa. After graduation he became a social worker in Boston, Massachusetts, and was on vacation in the UK when World War I began. Posing as a Canadian, he enlisted in the British Army, serving in the Royal Fusiliers as a machine gunner during the Battle of Loos. He was discharged after his true nationality was discovered but returned to France and also joined the Lafayette Escadrille. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre with five palms and the Médaille Militaire finishing the war as a Captain in the Army Air Service. He was awarded the French Légion d'Honneur and the American Distinguished Service Cross.
He is best known for the Bounty Trilogy listed with his co-author under Charles Nordhoff (1887-1947) & James Norman Hall but he also wrote one HNF novel under his sole name.
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