HOUSE OF DAVIS retells the history of Washington, D.C. using facts from the life of Jefferson Davis. Together those truths reveal how a “slave power conspiracy” nearly destroyed the United States. The book begins decades before the poisoning of 12th President Zachary Taylor, his ex-father-in-law, on July 4, 1850. It ends decades after the assassination of 16th President Abraham Lincoln, his political rival, on Good Friday 1865. Assembling facts culled from archives nationwide, HOUSE OF DAVIS splinters the wooden story about Davis left by Jim Crow. It shows instead how a Washington, D.C. politician in pursuit of power turned a nation against itself.


SUNSET CLUB uncovers the truth about Hollywood by exposing a cabal of confederate 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 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 murder of Lincoln. Yet nearly all were pardoned. Most became attorneys, or so say Kentucky records. L.A. facts and photographs say they founded Tinseltown and so does 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. Piecing together the facts from L.A. archives, SOUTHLAND exposes a diabolical plot by a local land company to take their land. It points a damning finger at two sons of Jefferson Davis buried in Hollywood Cemetery.