American Adventure Library

JAMES NORMAN HALL: THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE AND WORLD WAR ONE

James Norman Hall, a very adventurous author, passed away 63 years ago this month. Hall, with his writing partner Charles Nordoff, wrote a number of well-received books. The most well known today is “Mutiny on the Bounty”,  twice made into successful films. Who can forget Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh?       Other works …

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Are You Looking for the Hottest Place in the World? Go to Death Valley, California

With all the discussion of global warming, a reasonable question to ask is how hot does the world get and where was the record hot spot for all, time. One might  think that the hot spot was in the Middle East or Africa but after some questioning and debate, the World Meteorological Organization has now proclaimed the …

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