History and Politics

KEVIN BOYLE, a freelance writer and former managing editor of Rockaway Beach’s newspaper, The Wave, was an eye witness to the events of September 11 and the crash on Rockaway Beach on November 12, 2011.

  • BRAVING THE WAVES: Rockaway Rises and Rises Again – Rising Star Publications, 2002

M. L. DOYLE has served in the U.S. Army and currently writes scripts for training videos and documentaries, as well as public service announcements for the Army, based at Fort Meade, Maryland. She has begun work on a mystery series featuring Lauren Harper, an African American Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army who is a broadcast journalist.

  • I’M STILL STANDING, From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen, — My Journey Home, Shoshana Johnson with M. L. Doyle — Touchstone 2010 (NF), nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Literature, 2010.

The Estate of HARVEY FIRESIDE — Professor Fireside taught at New York Institute of Technology and Ithaca College (as Dana professor of politics) and was a visiting fellow at Cornell Law School. In addition to his adult non-fiction titles, he wrote several books for the young adult market about important legal decisions.

  • ICON AND SWASTIKA: The Russian Orthodox Church Under Nazi and Soviet Control – Harvard University Press 1971
  • SOVIET PSYCHOPRISONS – W. W. Norton 1979, paperback 1982, Behavioral Science Book Club
  • BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION: Equal Schools for All – Enslow 1996
  • YOUNG BOSNIANS TALK ABOUT THE WAR – Enslow 1996
  • PLESSY v. FERGUSON: Separate But Equal? – Enslow 1997
  • THE FIFTH AMENDMENT: The Right to Remain Silent – Enslow 1998
  • NEW YORK TIMES v. SULLIVAN: Expanding Freedom of the Press – Enslow 1999
  • THE NUREMBERG NAZI WAR CRIMES TRIAL – Enslow 2000
  • THE “MISSISSIPPI BURNING” CIVIL RIGHTS MURDER CONSPIRACY TRIAL – Enslow 2002; winner of the Carter G. Woodson award from the National Council for the Social Studies, for best secondary-level book “depicting ethnicity in the U.S.”
  • SEPARATE BUT UNEQUAL: Homer Plessy and the Supreme Court Decision that Legalized Racism – Carroll & Graf 2004

The Estate of MARTIN GREEN.  Martin Green frequently wrote for The New York Times and other national publications. He was a Professor of History at Tufts University.

  • CITIES OF LIGHT AND SONS OF THE MORNING – Little, Brown 1972
  • THE VON RICHTHOFEN SISTERS – Basic Books 1974, U. of New Mexico Press 1992
  • CHILDREN OF THE SUN – Basic 1976, Seaview 1981
  • TRANSATLANTIC PATTERNS – Basic Books 1977
  • THE EARTH AGAIN REDEEMED – Basic Books 19777 (F)
  • THE CHALLENGE OF THE MAHATMAS – Basic Books 1978
  • DREAMS OF ADVENTURE, DEEDS OF EMPIRE – Basic 1979
  • TOLSTOY AND GANDHI: MEN OF PEACE – Basic 1983
  • THE TRIUMPH OF PIERROT – Macmillan 1986
  • MOUNTAIN OF TRUTH: ASCONA, 1900–1920 – University Press of New England 1986
  • NEW YORK 1913 – Scribner’s 1988, 1990
  • THE MOUNT VERNON STREET WARRENS: A BOSTON STORY – Scribner’s 1990
  • PROPHETS OF A NEW AGE – Scribner’s 1992
  • GANDHI: A BIOGRAPHY – Continuum 1993

SARAH POSNER is a popular political blogger who lives within the beltway.

  • FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM –PoliPoint Press 2008

SARAH BYRN RICKMAN has been researching the women who flew for the U.S. Army in WWII and closely following their activities for 21 years. She serves as a WASP oral historian for Texas Women’s University and as editor of the official WASP newsletter. Sarah was awarded the prestigious Combs Gates Award for aviation writing by the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2009.  The award provided the funds for her to research and write the story of the 303 WASPs who flew for the Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, in World War II.

  • THE ORIGINALS: THE WOMEN’S AUXILIARY FERRYING SQUADRON OF WORLD WAR II — Disc-Us Books, Inc. 2001
  • FLIGHT FROM FEAR — Disc-Us Books, Inc., 2002 (F)   Finalist in the 2003 WILLA Competition for original softcover fiction, Women Writing the West.
  • NANCY LOVE AND THE WASP FERRY PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II — University of North Texas Press 2008
  • NANCY BATSON CREWS: ALABAMA’S FIRST LADY OF FLIGHT — University of Alabama Press 2009

HARRIET ROCHLIN is an acclaimed writer and lecturer about the Jewish experience in the American West. For the past forty years she has been engaged in an indefatigable pursuit of materials, journals, diaries and photographs to make Western Jewish History accessible to the mainstream audience.  Her vast collection is now housed as the Harriet Rochlin Collection of Western Jewish History at U.C.L.A. Special Collections.

  • PIONEER JEWS: A NEW LIFE IN THE FAR WEST, co-author with Fred Rochlin — Houghton Mifflin 1984  (hardcover and subsequently eleven editions of softcover)
  • THE FIRST LADY OF DOS CACAHUATES  — Roots West 1998 (F)
  • ON HER WAY HOME — Roots West 2001 (F)
  • THE REFORMER’S APPRENTICE: A NOVEL OF OLD SAN FRANCISCO — Berkley Books 1996, Roots West 2006  (F)
DR. JOHN BROOKS SLAUGHTER is a veterinarian with the Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services in Baltimore.
  • BROTHER IN THE BUSH: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN’S SEARCH FOR SELF IN EAST AFRICA–Agate Publishing, 2005
ROBERT K. WILCOX is a prize–winning journalist and a television writer.
  • THE MYSTERIOUS DEATHS AT ANN ARBOR – Popular 1977
  • SHROUD – Macmillan 1977, Bantam 1978
  • JAPAN’S SECRET WAR – Morrow 1985, Marlowe 1995
  • SCREAM OF EAGLES: THE TRUE STORY OF TOP GUN – John Wiley 1990, Pocket Books 1991
  • WINGS OF FURY: TRUE STORIES OF AMERICA’S FIGHTER PILOTS – Pocket 1997, reprint 1998
  • BLACK ACES HIGH: THE STORY OF A MODERN FIGHTER SQUADRON AT WAR – St. Martin’s Press 2002
  • FIRST BLUE: WWII Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels – St. Martin’s Press 2005
  • TARGET: PATTON—THE PLOT TO ASSASSINATE GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON –  Regnery History, 2008
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SHROUD OF TURIN: SOLVING THE MYSTERY- Regnery Publishing, 2010