Tag Archives: CA

My new book: First Flight Around the World

I’m proud to announce my new book, First Flight Around the World:The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race. It was just published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. While targeted to ages 10-14, the book works for … Continue reading

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A gem of southern California history

Last month I taught a workshop at a fascinating history place that most people have never heard of. Thirty minutes or so east of downtown Los Angeles sits a historic gem surrounded by industrial parks. The six-acre Homestead Museum site … Continue reading

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The Will Rogers house

On a visit to Los Angeles recently I was once again drawn to Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades.  I had been there  years before and was fascinated with the way the house exuded the personality of its … Continue reading

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Memories of TV Korea

On a recent trip to Los Angeles it was a sunny spring day and I wanted to hike. I ended up at a place at once familiar and remote. I recognized the shape of the mountains instantly. I was in … Continue reading

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