BookPage, November 2013
Fifty years after gunshots rang out in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, the collective memory continues to celebrate the life and achievements of John F. Kennedy, and to ponder his death. Authors and publishers are also remembering the November 22nd anniversary with dozens of new books on Kennedy’s assassination and legacy. We’ve poured through the stacks to point readers toward some of the best.
BookPage, November 2013
Orange Coast, April 2014
A new PBS documentary, “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle,” which airs nationally on April 29, is the most comprehensive look to date, at his life, times and legend. Drawing from family archives–including Salazar’s personal journal–and revelations from long-suppressed law enforcement files, the one-hour program provides missing pieces within the context of agitated times.
by Peter Harry Brown and Pat H. Broeske
Howard Hughes was one of the most amazing, intriguing, and controversial figures of the twentieth century. He was the billionaire head of a giant corporation, a genius inventor, an ace pilot, a matinee-idol-handsome playboy, a major movie maker who bedded a long list of Hollywood glamour queens, and ultimately a bizarre recluse whose final years and shocking death were cloaked in macabre mystery. In this fascinating, revelation-packed national best-seller, the full story of one of the most daring, enigmatic, and reclusive power brokers America has ever known is finally told.
The New York Times, February 5, 2006
During her brief lifetime, Elizabeth Short never starred in a single movie. There is no record of her having played so much as a bit part. Yet within popular culture, Short — who frequently told friends she wanted to break into show business — has emerged as something of an honorary leading lady whose shadowy life and violent death follow the contours of a classic film noir script.
Pat H. Broeske served as a segment producer / associate producer / senior researcher on this weekly, one-hour documentary series from Langley Productions (the creators of “COPS”). Via exclusive footage, expert commentary and personal interviews, the show examines the world of crime and punishment through the eyes of those in the trenches: victims, police officers, lawyers, the criminals themselves, and more. First aired in 2000-2001 on Court TV and later, truTV.