“Brittney’s knowledge and courtesy are boundless.”
Richard Rosenblatt spent his youth in art, music, and photography schools, and made countless trips on the greatest steamships of the 1930s. A West Point graduate of 1949, Rosenblatt became a pilot in Europe; an OSI counter-intelligence analyst and linguist in Wiesbaden and in Paris; a onetime parachute instructor with the Foreign Legion in Algeria; and aide to the head of the Strategic Air Command Depot in Casablanca, Morocco. His career then moved to include industrial engineering, advertising, media, underwriting, the law, and publishing, and he co-authored the novel Black Gold Gray. Rosenblatt won five gold medals in the Senior Olympics in San Diego, and now, past the age of 90, he lives in La Jolla, California.
Richard Rosenblatt may hold the world record for sheer number of lifetime pursuits, professions, and adventures…In his remarkable autobiography, Rosenblatt shares scenes from a glamorous childhood in the south of France, to dinner at the Biltmore in New York City with Eddie Rickenbacker and Jimmie Doolittle. Lunch with Albert Einstein. Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt, Lauren Bacall, the Sultan of Morocco, the Duke of Windsor, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, and Kurt Weill… Rosenblatt met the rulers of Russia, Spain, France, Morocco, the United States, and other world leaders-as well as movie stars and moguls, captains of industry, the world’s greatest scientists, generals, explorers, athletes, crooks, gamblers, and sociopaths. On Borrowed Time is an extraordinary memoir-the true story of an extraordinary life-by a man who “wanted to experience everything.”