Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887 - 1947) was a U.S. (English-born) novelist and traveler. He was a collaborator with James Norman Hall. 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 kmÂ² Population - Total (2001) - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/kmÂ² Ethnicity... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... James Norman Hall (April 22, 1887 - July 5, 1951) was a U.S. author. ...
He was the author with Hall of The Mutiny on the Bounty among other books. The Nordhoff/Hall book was the source for the movie of the same name. Subsequent authors have presented a different, well researched view of the actual events of the mutiny, in which the mutiny results not from mal-treatment by Captain Bligh, but by the lure of South Pacific life to the ship's crew.
Charles Nordhoff's father was Walter Nordhoff, author of The Journey of the Flame penned under the name "Antonio de Fierro Blano"
Charles Bernard Nordhoff's grandfather was Charles Nordhoff, born in Erwitte, Germany in 1835, emigrated to the USA in 1845, also an author. His most widely known books are Communistic Societies of The United States, and California for Health, Pleasure and Residence. He was a New York journalist for many years and in one article described the partial scalping of Zach Stewart's great grandfather.
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Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887-1947) was born in England of American parents, raised in southern California, and educated at Stanford and Harvard Universities.
Nordhoff's first book, The Fledgling (1919), is an account, in diary form, of his flying experiences during World War I. Both The Pearl Lagoon, a South Sea adventure, and Picaro, a novel about two brothers in Guadaloupe whose destinies were bound up with airplanes, appeared in 1924.
According to the Dictionary of American Biography, "it was Nordhoff who provided the narrative pace and the action-reaction pattern of character on character, and it was Hall who caught the exact descriptive detail and whose deep philosophic introspection gave moments of pause and reflection".
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