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He met his future co-writer during World War I; the two collaborated on the 1920 memoir, The Lafayette Flying Corps.
He wrote several other works that became popular films:
Born in London to American parents, he had an itinerant childhood, following his father's business interests from state to state.
Alan Ladd and James Mason starred in the Paramount Pictures film, Botany Bay, which was based on Nordhoff's novel.