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History is full of strange, odd, and mysterious personalities that continue to fascinate long after their departure from this world.  I have presented essays and fictional pieces that hopefully illuminate these kind of characters and give us a better understanding of how their actions have affected our every day lives.

I will cover a variety of subjects with emphasis on the American Wild West, The Great War, World War II, The Plains Indian Wars, espionage, spies, war heroes, ancient history, genius, infamous crime characters, secret societies, international terrorism, political assassination, sports, technology, and more.

All articles are free and everyone has public access.  If you wish to support this page you can pledge $2 a month, which is strictly voluntary.


The material will be presented in the form of reference-cited essays, book/film reviews, as well as fiction that will include graphics, pictures and special Web links allowing you to investigate the subjects beyond these pages.  I will seek guest writers to present their voices to these subjects.

For similar articles and stories see my books Heroes, Rogues, and Spies, Mile High Cold and Other StoriesThe Guns of Dealey Plaza, and Peculiar Liaisons.

To investigate specific topics click on the subject tabs within the left-hand column in "Posts" to render only that subject.

Within these pages, I have presented or eventually will present new and old information on the following:

Captain Dragutin Dimitrijevic and a secret society known as The Black Hand (with the aim of uniting all Serbs), recruited young men infected with tuberculosis like Gavrilo Princip who assassinated Austria-Hungary's heir apparent, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The Sarajevo assassination was a tragic ignition point to start the Great War.

The Queen and Ace of Spies, the Dutch dancer Mata Hari and Britain's Sidney Reilly, -- for whom did they spy and what countries were they loyal? Their motives and lives continue to remain mysteries.

British soldier Thomas E. Lawrence — also known as John Hume,T. E. Shaw, and Lawrence of Arabia -- used even the minor deception of different names to further his exploits. Though a man in short stature, his World War I warfare and bravery against the Turks and Germans became legendary.

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, who served as head of the German military intelligence bureau, worked directly against Adolf Hitler and his murderous intelligence chiefs Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich

General Jimmy Doolittle and his raiders' brave response to the attack on Pearl Harbor and other war heroes like Norwegian General Knut Haukelid.

Wernher von Braun, the captured Nazi SS officer who designed the monstrous V2 rocket and later became the chief designer of the Saturn rocket that sent Americans to the moon.

J.R.R. Tolkien, the British author, used what he experienced and witnessed in the trenches and battlefields for material that went into The Book of Lost Worlds, the foundation of The Lord of the Rings, one of the most read pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.

Henry Ford’s bizarre financial backing of Adolf Hitler. Hitler told a reporter that he regarded Ford as his inspiration. The strange link between Austrians Adolf Hitler and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The heinous story of Ustasha administrator Vjekoslav Luboric who moved hundreds of typhus-infected inmates to war camps that had been disease free in order to spread the disease.

Madame Kitty, head of "Salon Kitty," a bordello, used her women to spy on fellow Nazi officers for General Heydrich.

Additional subjects and personalities will include the destruction of the Alexandrian Library, Alexander the Great, Greek-Trojan War, Medieval Crusades, The Indian Plains Wars, George A. Custer, Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious death, the JFK Assassination, Sirhan Sirhan, James Earl Ray, Adolf Hitler, Claus von Stauffenberg, American Sports, Celebrity Spies, The Lady Spies of the World Wars, George S. Patton, James Bond, Ian Fleming's Black Ops.

Osama bin Laden, Twentieth Century Terrorism, Baader-Meinhof Gang, Japanese Red Army, June 2 Movement, The Red Brigade, Terrorist Chic, The Japanese Red Army’s Black Widow Fusako Shigenobu,Tamil Tigers, Black September, and Al Qaeda.

SS Commando Otto Skorzeny, Operation Trojan Horse, the lies of the Protocols of Zion, the Czech Heroes Kubis and Gabcik, Operation Canned Goods, The Legacy of the War to End All Wars, the baseball spy Moe Berg, The Beer Hall Putsch, Colonel Stauffenberg’s Failed Attempt to Kill Hitler.

D.B. Cooper, David Ferrie, Ali Agca, Carlos the Jackal, Lee Harvey Oswald, Billy the Kid, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Rendlesham Forest sighting, Incident at Exeter.

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History is full of strange, odd, and mysterious personalities that continue to fascinate long after their departure from this world.  I have presented essays and fictional pieces that hopefully illuminate these kind of characters and give us a better understanding of how their actions have affected our every day lives.

I will cover a variety of subjects with emphasis on the American Wild West, The Great War, World War II, The Plains Indian Wars, espionage, spies, war heroes, ancient history, genius, infamous crime characters, secret societies, international terrorism, political assassination, sports, technology, and more.

All articles are free and everyone has public access.  If you wish to support this page you can pledge $2 a month, which is strictly voluntary.


The material will be presented in the form of reference-cited essays, book/film reviews, as well as fiction that will include graphics, pictures and special Web links allowing you to investigate the subjects beyond these pages.  I will seek guest writers to present their voices to these subjects.

For similar articles and stories see my books Heroes, Rogues, and Spies, Mile High Cold and Other StoriesThe Guns of Dealey Plaza, and Peculiar Liaisons.

To investigate specific topics click on the subject tabs within the left-hand column in "Posts" to render only that subject.

Within these pages, I have presented or eventually will present new and old information on the following:

Captain Dragutin Dimitrijevic and a secret society known as The Black Hand (with the aim of uniting all Serbs), recruited young men infected with tuberculosis like Gavrilo Princip who assassinated Austria-Hungary's heir apparent, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The Sarajevo assassination was a tragic ignition point to start the Great War.

The Queen and Ace of Spies, the Dutch dancer Mata Hari and Britain's Sidney Reilly, -- for whom did they spy and what countries were they loyal? Their motives and lives continue to remain mysteries.

British soldier Thomas E. Lawrence — also known as John Hume,T. E. Shaw, and Lawrence of Arabia -- used even the minor deception of different names to further his exploits. Though a man in short stature, his World War I warfare and bravery against the Turks and Germans became legendary.

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, who served as head of the German military intelligence bureau, worked directly against Adolf Hitler and his murderous intelligence chiefs Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich

General Jimmy Doolittle and his raiders' brave response to the attack on Pearl Harbor and other war heroes like Norwegian General Knut Haukelid.

Wernher von Braun, the captured Nazi SS officer who designed the monstrous V2 rocket and later became the chief designer of the Saturn rocket that sent Americans to the moon.

J.R.R. Tolkien, the British author, used what he experienced and witnessed in the trenches and battlefields for material that went into The Book of Lost Worlds, the foundation of The Lord of the Rings, one of the most read pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.

Henry Ford’s bizarre financial backing of Adolf Hitler. Hitler told a reporter that he regarded Ford as his inspiration. The strange link between Austrians Adolf Hitler and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The heinous story of Ustasha administrator Vjekoslav Luboric who moved hundreds of typhus-infected inmates to war camps that had been disease free in order to spread the disease.

Madame Kitty, head of "Salon Kitty," a bordello, used her women to spy on fellow Nazi officers for General Heydrich.

Additional subjects and personalities will include the destruction of the Alexandrian Library, Alexander the Great, Greek-Trojan War, Medieval Crusades, The Indian Plains Wars, George A. Custer, Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious death, the JFK Assassination, Sirhan Sirhan, James Earl Ray, Adolf Hitler, Claus von Stauffenberg, American Sports, Celebrity Spies, The Lady Spies of the World Wars, George S. Patton, James Bond, Ian Fleming's Black Ops.

Osama bin Laden, Twentieth Century Terrorism, Baader-Meinhof Gang, Japanese Red Army, June 2 Movement, The Red Brigade, Terrorist Chic, The Japanese Red Army’s Black Widow Fusako Shigenobu,Tamil Tigers, Black September, and Al Qaeda.

SS Commando Otto Skorzeny, Operation Trojan Horse, the lies of the Protocols of Zion, the Czech Heroes Kubis and Gabcik, Operation Canned Goods, The Legacy of the War to End All Wars, the baseball spy Moe Berg, The Beer Hall Putsch, Colonel Stauffenberg’s Failed Attempt to Kill Hitler.

D.B. Cooper, David Ferrie, Ali Agca, Carlos the Jackal, Lee Harvey Oswald, Billy the Kid, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Rendlesham Forest sighting, Incident at Exeter.

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