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...