The novelist Richard Harding died at the age of 51. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Fiction writer and journalist who was the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War.
He married Bessie McCoy in 1912.
As soon as I landed at Malta I found that though I could go to Tunis I could not go away without being quarantined for ten days and if I remained in Malta I must stay a week.
Tonight I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department, where I have a cinch on the captain, a very nice fellow, who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men. They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me.
All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army.
I wish I was not such a very bad hand at languages. That is one thing I cannot do, that and ride.
I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.