SOURCES FOR EP 261 - Henry Ford's Henchman

The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century By Steven Watts


SOURCES FOR EP. 262 - Jack Johnson and The Great White Hope

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey C. Ward

Papa Jack: Jack Johnson And The Era Of White Hopes By Randy Roberts


SOURCES FOR EP 263 - The Dallas Hypnocult

The Curse of the Black Lords - Texas Monthly May 1990

The Rise and Fall of a North Dallas Cult - D Magazine - December 1982


SOURCES FOR EP 265 - Judge Roy Bean

Skiles, Jack. Judge Roy Bean Country. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech UP, 1996. Print.

Sonnichsen, C. L. Roy Bean: Law West of the Pecos. Lincoln: U of Nebraska, 1991. Print.

Brodhead, Michael J. Isaac C. Parker: Federal Justice on the Frontier. 2003.

"They shoe horses, don't they?"  | August 2, 2010  | Guest Column  | Lois Zook Wauson

Watson, Bruce. "Hang 'em first, try 'em later." Smithsonian, June 1998, p. 96+.

Judge Roy Bean: A Crude, Drunk Bigot-- and a Folk Hero. July 06, 1986|MIKE COCHRAN |

Associated Press 4064.php

Kathy Weiser | Legends of America, updated July 2016 | ttp://


Newsom, Rollo K. "The Pecos River in folklore." Southwestern American Literature, vol. 33,

no. 2, 2008, p. 57+.


SOURCES OF EP. 266 - Eugenics

Largent, Mark. Breeding Contempt: The History of Coerced Sterilization in the United States. New Brunswick, US: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Bioethics and the Humanities: Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era. Bloomington, US: Indiana University Press, 2011. edited by Paul Lombardo

Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and American Mass Culture in the 1930s. Athens, US: Ohio University Press, 2006.  (Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874: A Biography by Lois Wood Burkhalter)   ("Clinical Notes on the Extirpation of the Ovaries for Insanity" by William Goodell)


SOURCES FOR EP. 267 - Assassin Arthur Bremer

Bernstein, Carl and Woodward, Bob. All the President's Men Simon & Schuster 1974 WOK87W_yvIU - book excerpt  - American Opinion Oct 1972

Congressional Record, Extensions of Remarks September 14, 1972 -

The final report of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, United States Senate, February 7, 1973 - FBI file

news articles:

Charleston News and Courier, May 16, 1972 

The Oregonian, May 16, 1972 

Arkansas Gazette, Tuesday, May 16, 1972 

The New York Times, May 22,  May 26, August 1, August 4-5, August 8, 1972, April 8, 1973

LIFE magaine, May 26, 1972

Aberdeen Daily News, June 3, 1972 

BBC Report, August 4, 1972 - ABC News report, May 15, 1972 - ABC News report, May 19, 1972


SOURCES FOR EP 268 - Gunfighter Dallas Stoudenmire

AHC's television series "American Lawmen" Episode - "Dallas Stoudenmire: The Hero of El Paso.”

The Shooters - Leon Metz

Dallas Stoudenmire: El Paso Marshal - Leon Metz 


SOURCES FOR EP 269 - New Orange

 “The Life and Times of Anthony Colve”  - Artyom Anikin

“Colve’s Men: The Sudden Influx of Soldiers into New Netherland in 1673 and What Became of Them.”  - Artyom Anikin

“Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898” by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace 


SOURCES FOR EP 269 - Forgotten Fleet Walker

Barry Regan, 17/4/2012, Moses Fleetwood Walker: The Forgotten Man Who Actually Integrated Baseball, Bleacher Report

Brad Snyder, 22/4/1995, Author Explores Walker’s Life, Baltimore Sun

Craig Brither, The Next Page / Before Jackie Robinson, baseball had Moses 'Fleet' Walker, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dan Gartland, 2/6/2016, Dead Dead Ball Ballplayer of the Week: Fleet Walker, Sports Illustrated

Jerome Holtzman, 15/4/1998, For Baseball’s 1st Real Black, Fame Wasn’t Even Fleeting, Chicago Tribune
Jim Provance, 8/3/2017, Ohio House Pushes For Moses Fleetwood Walker Day, The Toledo Blade

John R Husman, Fleetwood Walker, Society of American Baseball Research
John R Husman, August 10, 1883, Cap Anson vs. Fleet Walker, Society of American Baseball Research
Law Quadrangle Notes, University of Michigan, Fall 2007 Vol 50.1
New York Times, 6/6/1897, A Lynching At Urbana,
Patricia S Whitesell, 20/5/1997, The Historical Record, The University Record, University of Michigan
Sean Kirst, 28/2/1994, Struggles of a Baseball Pioneer: In Syracruse the Trials of Fleet Walker

Vince Guerrieri, 14/2/2016, First professional black baseball player: ‘Fleet’ Walker honed skills at Oberlin College in 1881, The Chronicle
Zach Helfand, 20/9/2014, First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson LA Times

David W. Zang, 1998, Fleet Walker's Divided Heart: The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer
David W. Zang, 2015, I Wore Babe Ruth’s Hat: Field Notes From A Life In Sports, University of Illinois Press

Early Lloyd and Sean Peter Kirst, 2010, Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Early Lloyd, Syracruse University Press

Steven A Riess, 2014, A Companion To American Sport History, John Wiley and Sons

References from Zang’s 1998 book of - Moses Fleetwood Walker, Herald Printing Co, 1908, Our home colony: a treatise on the past, present and future of the Negro race in America

Roger A Bruns, 2012, Negro Leagues Baseball, ABC-CLIO



Hill, StevenRaw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American WorkersSt. Martin's Press (October 20, 2015) (How Ridesourcing went from ‘Rogue’ to Mainstream in San Francisco)


SOURCES FOR EP 272 - The Bath Riots

El Paso Herald, January 29, 1917

Ringside Seat to a Revolution - David Dorado Romo, an El Paso, Texas, author whose new book is called


SOURCES FOR EP 273 - The Magicians

The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo the Marvelous Chinese Conjurer Jim Steinmeyer - Carroll & Graf - 2006

The Illustrated History of Magic. Milbourne Christopher-Maurine Christopher - Carroll & Graf Pub. – 2006

The Bullet Catch: The World's Most Dangerous Magic Trick ttps://

Wikipedia: Queue


SOURCES FOR EP 274 - The Naughty Civil War Boat

Hidden History of Civil War Tennessee By James B. Jones Jr

The Story the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell: Sex in the Civil War - Thomas Lowry


SOURCES FOR EP 276 - Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories. Jean Humez - The University of Wisconsin Press - 2003

Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait Of An American Hero. Kate Larson - One World/Ballantine – 2005

Harriet Tubman: Freedom Seeker, Freedom Leader. Rosemary Sadlier - Dundurn Press - 2012

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. Catherine Clinton - Back Bay Books – 2005

"Tubman Gets Her Due." Civil War Times, vol. 56, no. 1, 2017, p. 49.

Historic World Leaders, 1994 Updated: April 27, 2004

"Harriet Tubman." Contemporary Black Biography, vol. 135, Gale, 2017.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 2006

Notable Black American Women, December 20, 1992

New Center Will Celebrate Life of Underground Railroad Conductor Harriet Tubman. Michael E. Ruane. The Washington Post. March 4, 2017

“Moses” Comes Calling: Harriet Tubman Helped Plan a South Carolina River Raid That Freed Hundreds of Slaves. Clinton, Catherine. Civil War Times. Feb. 2017


SOURCES FOR EP 278 - James Otis


SOURCES FOR EP  279 - Quanah Parker

S.C. Gwynne (2010) Empire of the Summer Moon. Scribner; New York


SOURCES FOR EP 280 & 281 - Opium Parts 1 and 2

Van Zee, A. The Promotion and Marketing of OxyContin: Commercial Triumph, Public Health Tragedy. American Journal of Public Health. 2009;99(2):221-227. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.131714.

U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration. 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary. DEA-DCT-DIR-001-17. November 2016

Martha Bebinger writing for CNN. April 11, 2017

Drugs Are Killing So Many In This County That Cold Storage Trailers Are Being Used As Morgues. Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post. March 16, 2017

Oxycontin: A Gateway to Heroin for Upper-Income Addicts. Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY April 15, 2013

How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company. Pacific Standard. Mike Mariani March 4, 2015

Civil War Times May 1988

Punishing OxyContin's Maker. By Caitlin Sullivan/Abingdon, Virginia. Time Magazine. Friday, July 20, 2007

A Brief History of The Prescription Opioid Epidemic: How It Happened and What Is Being Done About It. Healthy Years. 13.5 (May 2016): p7. Belvoir Media Group, LLC

Foster, Jeffrey Clayton. "The rocky road to a 'drug free Tennessee': a history of the early regulation of cocaine and the opiates, 1897-1913." Journal of Social History, vol. 29, no. 3, 1996, p. 547+.

Reilly, Robert F. "Medical and surgical care during the American Civil War, 1861-1865." Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 29, no. 2, 2016, p. 138+.

Johnston, Penny. "A healing history of North and South." History Today, vol. 47, no. 1, 1997, p. 29+.

Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United State Army. The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, (1861-65) by United States Surgeon-General's Office. 1870

Backstory.  The Habit:  Opioid Addiction in America

Handbook of Drug Control in the United States edited by James A. Inciardi


SOURCES FOR Ep 282 - Charles Chauncy


SOURCES FOR Ep 283 - Worst Supreme Court Justice

Presidents and their Justices By Douglas Clouatre

The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox: A Year in the Life of a Supreme Court Clerk By John Knox

The White Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy By Rebecca S. Shoemaker


SOURCES FOR Ep 283 1/2 - Levis Strauss


SOURCES FOR Ep 284 - Lincoln's Body

After The Funeral - The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses - Edwin Murphy


SOURCES FOR Ep. 285 - Bully Bob Waterman

Levy, D.A.  Captain Robert Bully Waterman Terra Publishing House; November 6, 2012
Waterman, Edgar F.  The Waterman Family New Haven, Conn. 1939
The Old Merchant Marine -1921 -
The Clipper Ship Era - 1910 -
Recollections of a Happy Life -1894 -
Appendix to the Journals of the Senate and Assembly of the Legislature of the State of
California, 1864 -
The Gaelic Etymology of the Languages of Western Europe - google books
Polynesian, November 11, 1848
Boston Daily Atlas, June 15th, 1851
Daily Alta California, August 16, 1850; October 30 - December 6, 1851;January 1, 8, 13, 16, 20,
1852;  December 2, 1875; August 9, 1884
Sacramento Daily Union, October, December 1851 and January 1862
National Police Gazette, May 21, 1852  
Boston Evening Transcript, November 9, 1852
The New York Times, January 30, 1910


SOURCES FOR Ep 286 - Josiah Harlan

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING - The First American in Afghanistan. By Ben Macintyre.


SOURCES FOR EP 287 - The Caning of Sumner

Puleo, Stephen. The Caning: The Assault That Drove America to Civil War Westholme
Publishing. 2012 rep-responds- to-female- senators-vote- against-
repeal-snatch- a-knot- in-their
Boston Atlas - May 23, 1856
New York Tribune - May 23, 1856
Richmond Examiner - May 24, 1856
The Washington Union - June 20, 1858


SOURCES FOR EP 288 - Ross Perot

Ken Gross (2012). “Ross Perot: the man behind the myth”. From 

The Advocate Nov 9, 1999

Texas Monthly Dec 1988


SOURCES FOR EP 289 - The Confederados

The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil - Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey, Michael L. Conniff, Michael B Montgomery, Wayne Flynt, John Dawson, Cecil Ataide Melo, Elizabeth Weisbrod, Eugene C. Harter, James M. Gravois, Laura Jarnagin, and William C. Griggs; University Alabama Press May 21, 1998

Alabama's Historical Quarterly, Volume Twenty-eight, 1966 - Our Life in Brazil, by Julia L. Keyes  Montgomery, Alabama

Ten months in Brazil: with notes on the Paraguayan war by Codman, John, 1872 (


The Lancaster (South Carolina) Ledger, June 27, 1866

Yorkville Enquirer, October 25, 1866

The New York Herald, May, 1867

New York Times, May 8, 2016


SOURCES FOR Ep 290 - Dr. Henry Cotton

Surgery for the treatment of psychiatric illness: the need to test untested theories by Simon Wessely in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine By Andrew T. Scull


SOURCES FOR EP 291 - PT Barnum


SOURCES FOR Ep 292 - Vincent Hallinan

Hallinan, Vincent. A Lion in Court: The Uninhibited Autobiography of America's Most Controversial Lawyer. New York: Putnam, 1963. OCLC 1350083

Walsh, James. San Francisco's Hallinan: Toughest Lawyer in Town. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1982. ISBN 0-89141-167-4,9171,890799,00.html?iid=sr-link3,9171,816096,00.html?iid=sr-link5,9171,843247,00.html?iid=sr-link6


SOURCES FOR EP 293 - Gaston Means

Chicago Tribune Sept 12, 1917

A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots By Michael Farquhar

Hustlers and Con Men: An Anecdotal History of the Confidence Man and His Games By Jay Robert Nash


SOURCES FOR Ep 294 - Blackbeard

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates - Captain Charles Johnson

Quest for Blackbeard: The True Story of Edward Thache and His World By Baylus C. Brooks


SOURCES FOR Ep 295 - Swamp People of North Carolina

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Book by Nancy Isenberg


SOURCES FOR Ep 296 - Griffith J Griffith

Los Angeles Herald:
1886: June 1, April 8
January 23, 1887
February 15, 1888
June 28, 1889
1891: August 22, October 29
December 17, 1896
1900: July 13, August 1
March 21, 1901
1903: September 5, 6, 7, October 14
1904: February 18, 19, 20, 24, March 4, 11, October 14
January 10, 1910
February 6, 1913
July 8, 1914
March 24, 1915
March 23, 1918
1919: July 7, August 2
Daily Alta California:
December 19, 1878
December 29,1879
February 3, February 25, 1880
Sacramento Daily Union: January 27, 28, 29, 1880; April 8, 1883
The San Francisco Call: February 16, 1904; December 22, 1912; April 20, June 23,
True Northerner, April 13, 1887 0612-then- 20110612 park-observatory- los-angeles-


SOURVES FOR Ep 297 - Carl Tanzler

Harrison, B. (1993). Undying Love: The True Story of a Passion that Defied Death. Key West, FL: Duval House Pub.


This American Life, Episode 610: Grand Gesture, NPR February 17, 2017

Fascinating Nouns, Episode 83: The Curious Case of Count Carl von Cosel, Podcast April 4, 2017


SOURCES FOR Ep 298 - Lasseter's Reef

Bevege, Alison (2007), ‘“I’ve found Lasseter’s reef”’, Courier Mail, <>.

Fred, Fred (1972), Dream Millions: New Light on Lasseter’s Lost Reef, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Brown, Warren (2015), Lasseter’s Gold, Sydney: Hachette Australia.

Coote, Errol (1934), Hell’s Airport: The Key to Lasseter’s Gold Reef, Sydney: Peterman Press.

Day, Mark (2011), ‘Harold Lasseter’s legendary gold still beckons’, The Australian, <>.

Fitzpatrick, Jim (1979), ‘The Spectrum of Australian Bicycle Racing: 1890-1900’ in R. Cashman and M. McKernan (eds.), Sport in History, St. Lucia: Queensland University Press, pp. 326-342.

Marshall-Stoneking, Billy (1984), Lasseter, In Quest of Gold, Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton.

Ross, Robert (2017), Lasseteria: The Lasseter Encyclopedia, <>.

Walsh, G. P. (1983), ‘Lasseter, Lewis Hubert (1880-1931)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, <>.


SOURCES FOR Ep. 299 - Errol Flynn

Bill Higgins, 5/1/2014, Errol Flynn Stood Trial For Statutory Rape in 1934, The Hollywood Reporter errol-flynn-stood-699299

Elaine Woo, 28/3/2014, Actor&#39;s marriage to Errol Flynn saw a Rocky start and finish, Sydney Morning Herald to-errol- flynn-saw-a- rocky-start- and-finish- 20140327-zqnwt.html

Elaine Woo, 25/3/2014, Actress, wife of Errol Flynn, LA Times patrice-wymore-20140325

John Shaw, 22/5/2002, Sir John Gorton, 90, Australian Who Vetoed Himself asPremier, The New York Times gorton-90- australian-who-vetoed- himself-as- premier.html

Nuala McCann, 25/4/2012, Make Me A Spy In Ireland Says Errol Flynn, BBC News ireland-17836344

Northern Times, 3/2/1939, Errol Flynn Is To Become American To Save Yacht

Penthouse June 1983, Inside the Church of Scientology: An Exclusive Interview with L Ron Hubbard Jr

Robert Matzen, Errol Flynn Slave Trade slave-trade/

Ross Fitzgerald, 14/9/2013, Oh Errol, He Was Just Like Him, The Australian he-was- just-like-him/news-story/bd7cbb521240f7843b7a0d532921ccda

Ryan Kisiel, 11/7/2009, Did Hitler Recruit Errol Flynn As A Spy For The Nazis Hitler-recruit- Errol-Flynn-spy- Nazis.html

The Advertiser, 28/10/1942, Flynn’s Host Sued for Divorce;searchLimits=Flynn%27s

The Telegraph, 11/7/2009, Errol Flynn ‘Worked As A Nazi Spy And Met Adolf Hitler’ worked-as- a-Nazi- spy-and- met-Adolf- Hitler.html

University of Tasmania, Errol Flynn 1909-1959

William Bryden, Flynn, Errol Leslie (1909-1959), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University leslie-6364

B Dramov, 2005, The Life and Work of Errol Flynn: A Psychoanalytical Biography, AuthorHouse
David Bret, 2000, Errol Flynn: Satan’s Angel, Robson Books
David Bret, 2014, Errol Flynn: Gentleman Hellraiser, Aurum Press Ltd
Errol Flynn, 1959, My Wicked Wicked Ways, Rowman and Littlefield
Jeffrey Meyers, 2015, Inherited Risk: Errol and Sean Flynn in Hollywood and Vietnam, Oldcastle Books Ltd
Jimmy Starr, 2001, Barefoot on Barbed Wire: An Autobiography of Forty-year Hollywood Balancing Act, Scarecrow Press
Raymond Sarlot and Fred E Bastern, 2013, Life at the Marmont: The Inside Story
of Hollywood&#39;s Legendary Hotel of the Stars-- Chateau Marmont, Penguin
Stephen C Jordan, 2008, Hollywood’s Original Rat Pack: The Barrds of Bundy Drive, Scarecrow Press
Thomas McNulty, 2011, Errol Flynn: The Life and Career, McFarland