Book Review

The Run of His Life: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson NOTE: This review was originally posted on Blogcritics.  Well, he did it. The blood samples, the witnesses, the motive, and, how could anyone who remembers the trial of the century forget about…the glove. At the...

Black in Belfast

Over the past five years while I was conducting research for Alex Haley’s Roots: An Author’s Odyssey, I had the pleasure of interviewing several of Haley’s friends, fellow writers, and colleagues. In 2010, during an interview I conducted with Fulton Oursler, Jr., a...

Book Review

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics The team effort–the perfectly synchronized flow of muscle, oars, boat, and water; the single, whole, unified, and beautiful symphony that a crew member in motion...

Was ALEX HALEY really on a game show? YES!

In late 1964, Alex Haley was finalizing the galleys of his co-authored book, the highly anticipated The Autobiography of Malcolm X. At that same time, he was also in talks with book publisher Doubleday, Inc. about contracting his own memoir, Before This Anger (which...