The mafia, the coup and the murder

The authors respond to David Talbot’s review of “Ultimate Sacrifice.” We appreciate the serious coverage of “Ultimate Sacrifice” in, but there are several assertions and omissions in the review written by David Talbot that we’d like to address. “Ultimate Sacrifice” presents evidence from thousands of pages of declassified documents that John and Robert Kennedy […]

Millions of dead fish blanket the beach strand

‘Freak’ occurrence may have been caused by suffocation Millions of dead fish blanketing the beach strand of Wrightsville Beach earlier this week created a scene that one expert called “phenomenal.” Menhaden fish, which are not typically eaten by humans, began washing up along the beachfront Sunday morning. A cause of the occurrence has not yet […]

Fighting to Stay Alive

Striper Wars: An American Fish Story. Dick Russell. Island Press/Shearwater Books, Washington. DC, 2005. 288 pp. $26.95 (ISBN 1559636327, cloth). Make way, Clive Cussler and Nevada Barr. In Striper Wars: An American Fish Story, environmental journalist Dick Russell writes a page-turner of a natural history tale every bit as suspenseful as the best murder mystery. […]