What Is Hart Island?

What Is Hart Island?

Hart Island It’s an island off the Bronx in New York City, not far from where I grew up. It’s not very big. Roughly a mile long by a third of a mile wide. Exact acreage is argued: some say its 101 acres and other claim its 131 acres. I put this map together while...

When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

It seems like a headline from a current newspaper but this was 1969. And one of those was the commander of the Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) who would later become the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. While running technically illegal cross-border...

Seven Days In May– A military coup?

Seven Days in May is one of those rare things: a movie that is better than the source book. The book isn’t bad, but it’s full of lectures to the reader, while the movie does away with all that exposition and is a fast-paced drama. One of my favorite parts...