Tom Crichton

Tom Crichton

1941: The Last Year of ‘Our’ East Asia

Tom Crichton was born in San Francisco in 1918. He went to sea at age 15 as a deck-boy for American ships. Later he studied journalism at the Univ. of Missouri and has divided his time between the sea and writing.

At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack he was a news correspondent in Tokyo. He was interned for a year by the Japanese before repatriation.

After the war he fell in love with Spain, where he tried his hand at everything from running a floating night-club to fighting bulls. He put down his gangplank for all sorts of people who wanted to sail, and his uncomplaining boat, the Jack London, carried a wonderful array of bizarre characters-smugglers and nudists, a crooked German professor, and movie stars.

While this book was being readied for publication, Tom was mysteriously killed in Chiangmai, Thailand where he lived.

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2 Responses to Tom Crichton

  1. Willem Schroder says:

    Dear Friends of Tom Crichton,
    I met Tom at his age of 77 in Puerto Rico where he was living after he was kicked out of Cuba . I was looking for a chef cook position on the Island . As a dutch citizen without a proper greencard he helped me out and invited me to stay at his penthouse apartment. After 6 month he left for Cuba and later on to a veteran home in California. After that we lost contact.

    What remains is a tresure of memories about Tom .

    Who wants to chare information about Tom ,his death, when ? more books or stories.

    • admin says:

      Willem — thanks for your comments on Tom. He lived such an interesting life.

      The GOOD NEWS— we will be publishing MORE of TOM CRICHTON.
      — First, we are republishing his book Our Man in Majorca for Kindle Edition in 2014.
      — Second, we have SEVERAL unpublished works, including his late-in-life manuscripts for his “Dirty Old Man” series. Tom loved to chase skirts and his interests in this never waned. These works are in manuscript form and will need some time for editing into book form. Not likely in 2014.

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