Everyone knows Adele. Nobody knows Dewey. At one time, everyone was daffy for Dewey or, as he was hailed and feted and revered and honored and celebrated and beloved and sold,, Admiral Dewey! Before he became the world’s most famous celebrity… Read More ›
From all times and backgrounds, Individualistic Americans who changed how we think and do.
Few people are frequently and fondly remembered almost fifty years after their death. Then again, few individuals so authentically embody the spirit and character of a place better than “The Father of Surfing,” Duke Kahanamoku did for Hawaii. Duke was… Read More ›
A half-century ago, everyone knew the name of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth. In his silver suit and white helmet beneath his crew-cut and blue eyes, the astronaut flashed a beaming smile as he crammed… Read More ›
In ruminating over the times I spent with Betty Ford over the years, on the record and off, be it during interviews, casual meals, a museum tour, work on a ghostwriting project, and backstage at her appearances, I shouldn’t be… Read More ›