Centennial, CO Author Publishes World War I Biography
January 09, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsThe Luckiest Man Alive: The Life of World War I Aviator Captain John H. Hedley, a new book by Dr. Jack Stokes Ballard, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
As the one hundredth year anniversary of World War I continues, discover more information about Captain John H. Hedley. Follow the experiences of this little-known British aviator as he evolves into an ace crewman in the observer cockpit. Holding a unique place in aviator lore, he survives a fall from his observer's seat by landing on the tail of his own aircraft!
Documents and artifacts, recently made available by Hedley's grandson, contribute to the description of Hedley's signature event, his prisoner of war status in World War I, and his postwar transition to an American citizen. Read all the amazing details in The Luckiest Man Alive: The Life of World War I Aviator Captain John H. Hedley.
About the Author
Jack Stokes Ballard holds a Ph.D in American history from UCLA, taught history at the U.S. Air Force Academy, served a 27 year career in the Air Force, and worked for Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Corporation. He has authored articles and seven books, including War Bird Ace and The 147th Aero Squadron, both regarding World War I aviation history. He currently resides in Centennial, Colorado.
The Luckiest Man Alive: The Life of World War I Aviator Captain John H. Hedley is a 146-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-4152-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore www.bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com.