Colonel Barney Oldfield, USAF (ret'd) was in his nineties when he died in California in 2003. In a life that spanned much of the 20th century he was one of the few people who really made a difference to the lives of many people. It was Colonel Oldfield who introduced a young delinquent called George Foreman to the sport of boxing, but then Foreman is only one of the famous names with which this book is peppered. Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn, Tom Hanks and many others pop up in the pages of a truly interesting book.
Journalist, Army Officer, movie reviewer, friend to the stars and, most important of all, philanthropist who endowed so many educational scholarships that will last many, many years into the future - this is the man who is the subject of Ralph Thomas's biography
This report prepared by Les Broad