The Man Who Would Not Die - The Remarkable Story Of Lucky Herschel McKee by Stephen Olvey
Herschel McKee's remarkable life story reads like that of a comic-book hero. A daredevil, a leader of men and, above all, a survivor, McKee fought in both World Wars, suffering numerous skirmishes with death. His colourful life included spells as a Foreign Legion soldier, fighter-pilot ace with the elite Lafayette Flying Corps, prisoner-of-war escapee, racing driver, barnstormer, WWII bomber-wing commander, test pilot, part-time bigamist and full-time scoundrel. A compulsive risk-taker, he crashed in racing cars, on motorcycles and in airplanes, only ever suffering minor setbacks. His amazing resilience led to him being nicknamed 'The Man Who Would Not Die' while he was still alive. Written in a lively, engaging style, here is the true story of an extraordinary man.