Introduction: Heroes, Role Models and Legends
Biography of Sweeny, famed soldier of fortune, journalist, and lifelong friend of Hemingway. Chronicles their relationship beginning with their initial 1922 meeting covering the Greco-Turkish War and ending with Hemingway’s death. Points to Sweeny, with his penchant for adventure and war, as the real-life model for Richard Cantwell of Across the River and into the Trees. Speculates on a possible affair between Mary Hemingway and Sweeny.
Charles Sweeny, the Man Who Inspired Hemingway