As most of you know, rarely do I ever comment on books on this website, or review them. But every now and then exceptions to the rule have to be made, for every now and then a book comes along that connects a lot of seemingly isolated dots (belonging to entirely different categories of information, incidentally) into a scenario that makes sense. In this case, the book is Empire of the Wheel II: Friends from Sonora by my friend and colleague Mr. Walter Bosley: This books connects a number of seemingly incongrous details of late nineteenth century western American history, … [Read more...]
BOOK REVIEW FOR AIRSHIP MYSTERY AND HISTORY COGNOSCENTI: A MID-19th CENTURY BEGINNING OF THE BREAKAWAY CIVILIZATION?
By now we've heard of the sex abuse scandal at Penn State that has now landed former football coach Jerry Sandusky in jail, and which apparently engulfed even the late and legendary coach Joe Paterno. Now, anyone who knows me well will tell you, I could care less about professional - or college - well, really, any sports. But as the story began to break, the first thing I thought of was the Franklin Scandal, the story of rich Omaha financier Larry King, who himself became involved in a child sex abuse ring, and scandal, that ran all the way from Nebraska's famous Boys' Town, to Los Angeles and … [Read more...]
I will be speaking at the upcoming Alchemy Event in West Los Angeles on the weekend of Nov 11-13. I will be speaking on Saturday the 12th, and Sunday the 13th, and will also have a book booth where I will sell some of my book titles, and autograph books. Hope to see some of you there. Here's the link for more information: Alchemy Event … [Read more...]