Author Archives: Roger D. McGrath
Farewell to the legendary Kahuna who christened Gidget
From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Port-au-Prince
At the 1908 London Olympics, the Irish American Athletic Club
Learning to ride—and to fall—in 1950s California.
Pioneers in petticoats would disdain today’s oppression studies.
Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003, Kevin Starr, Alfred A. Knopf, 765 pages
South Central Los Angeles ushers in a new era of racial tension—this time between blacks and Hispanics.
1776, David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, 386 pages
Hollywood can’t stomach the kind of men who won the West.
A PC “Day of Remembrance” forgets key facts.
The Golden State has known fires before. The latest won’t be the last
How an all-American town became a barrio.
The Refugee Act of 1980 has turned thousands of Somali Bantu into American dependents. Millions more “refugees” may be eligible for resettlement in your neighborhood.
from The American Conservative