Welcome to my world, which I share with Cool Gus. I grew up in the Bronx, graduated West Point, served in Special Operations and have written over 70 books across a variety of genres.

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Bob’s Latest Thoughts & Ramblings

On Infrastructure Failure

The recent bridge collapse in Miami is a tragedy, but I can guarantee this: as they investigate it, they will find not just one thing that led to the failure. They will find what I call a Cascade of events; at least 7. Any which of one, if corrected, would have...

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Who Was Nikola Tesla?

He isn't some car floating in space, although he probably would have really liked the idea. While most people know Thomas Edison, Tesla was the one who advocated for AC-- alternating current-- which we use, while Edison was a proponent for DC-- direct current-- which...

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Based on John le Carre’s 1974 novel, this movie looks old, even though it was made in 2011. That’s because it’s set in the Cold War. Given the prominence of Russian spying in the news, it’s worth revisiting the Cold War, because spying hasn’t changed. Most Americans...

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