HOLLYWOOD HISTORY TRILOGY

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HOUSE OF DAVIS presents a history of Washington, D.C. using facts from the life of Jefferson Davis. Together those truths show how a “slave power conspiracy” almost destroyed the United States. The book begins before the poisoning of his estranged ex-father-in-law, 12th President Zachary Taylor, on the Fourth of July in 1850. It ends after the assassination of his chief rival, 16th President Abraham Lincoln, on Good Friday in 1865. Assembling facts culled from libraries and archives nationwide, HOUSE OF DAVIS splinters the wooden story of Davis left behind by Jim Crow. It demonstrates instead how a Washington, D.C. politician in pursuit of absolute power turned the nation against itself.

 

SUNSET CLUB uncovers the truth about Hollywood using facts drawn from the lives of Kentucky spies. Those secret servicemen perfected the art of role-playing, first by masquerading as Midwesterners on cavalry rides north with marauder John Hunt Morgan; then by disguising themselves as U.S. soldiers on train rides south from their hideouts in Canada. Assassin John Wilkes Booth was briefed at one such lair, which is why they were wanted by the U.S. government for orchestrating the Lincoln murder. Yet nearly all were pardoned. Most became attorneys, or so say Kentucky records. L.A. photos say they created Hollywood and so does the The Wizard of Oz (1939).

 

SOUTHLAND is a history of Los Angeles before Hollywood. It is also a true crime story about 6,656 acres of Los Angeles known as the Boca de Santa Monica. Over New Year’s weekend in 1910, the matriarch of the first family to own the property, along with her children and grandchildren, 13 victims in all, were poisoned by fruit at the annual family supper. Piecing together facts from L.A. archives, SOUTHLAND exposes a plot by a land company to steal their land and points a finger at two sons of Jefferson Davis supposedly buried in Hollywood Cemetery.

 

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