Remembering an American Tragedy - May 1, 2020

Fifty years ago this Monday at Kent State University, four students were killed and nine wounded... Read More →

Holding on at - April 27, 2016

Amazon has lots of opportunities to scream “Bestseller!” I’ll take this one. “67 Shots” has just a completed a full week as #1 New Release in books about “War & Peace.” That sounds like a … Read More →

The Making of 67 Shots - March 1, 2016

  Q. Let’s cut to the chase. What happened on May 4, 1970, at Kent State? A. There are various ways to look at it. One is that all the violent, dissonant, discordant forces of … Read More →

Coming in April 2017 from Scribner: THREE MINUTES TO DOOMSDAY, by Joe Navarro, with a little help from a friend. Movie maybe to follow! - April 15, 2015

from the April 13, 2015, VARIETY: George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures has picked up the film rights to Joe Navarro’s “Three Minutes to Doomsday.” The book follows the FBI’s leading body language expert, … Read More →

Background on “Sultana: The Novel” - March 10, 2015

Sultana: The Novel opens in early April 1865 inside the Confederate prison at Cahaba, Alabama. The central characters initially are four Union soldiers from Muncie, Indiana — two brothers, their uncle, and a best friend … Read More →

Researchers of Johnny Appleseed - January 10, 2015

In the coming months, I am hoping to make as much of my research as possible available online through the Johnny Appleseed Education Center & Museum at Urbana University, in Urbana, Ohio — a school … Read More →

NPR Interview: Johnny Appleseed - December 11, 2014

Howard tells All Things Considered host Noah Adams that the real Johnny Appleseed wasn’t much like the slight and sluggish Disney cartoon version. Listen to the interview.   Excerpt: ‘Johnny Appleseed’ APRIL 14, 2011 1:01 PM ET HOWARD MEANS … Read More →

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