When President Polk’s Imperialism Was Reined In

When President Polk’s Imperialism Was Reined In

By The Jefferson Allegiance and a Congressman named Lincoln. A document brokered by Jefferson and Hamilton against the future threat of a president run amok. That’s the core idea of the book. Most of it is a thriller set present day to track down the Allegiance,...
Swarming Area 51?

Swarming Area 51?

There is a movement afoot for people to gather and “swarm” Area 51. It started as a Facebook joke but has since taken a life of its own. I’ve been out to the Area 51 vicinity a couple of times. Once with a film crew from the Syfy Channel. The show...
When Empathy Ruled: Candy Bombers

When Empathy Ruled: Candy Bombers

Beginning today in 1948, the Berlin Airlift is a unique moment in history. When victors went to extraordinary lengths to extend a lifeline to a conquered people who were part of a regime that had committed the greatest atrocities in modern history. I know there were...
New York City Up To The Revolution

New York City Up To The Revolution

New York Minute is set in the city in the summer of 1977, which was a tumultuous time, to say the least. Son of Sam was still active; the city was facing bankruptcy; and the population was actually decreasing. But in writing the book I did some research on the history...
Happy 197th Birthday, Hiram Ulysses Grant

Happy 197th Birthday, Hiram Ulysses Grant

Happy birthday to my fellow West Point alum, Sam. The story of his name change is just one of many rather interesting facts about Grant’s early years before the Civil War. For more: Ulysses S. Grant: The Early Years from Bob...