I am a journalist and author who likes writing about overlooked things; forgotten people, marginalized subjects, and, particularly, those bizarre moments in history that somehow got overshadowed by better-known events a couple of days before. I have written two novels: Germania, about the three-week reich of Hitler's unlucky successor, Karl Doenitz, and Friend of the Devil, about blues, reefer, God and the Devil, Bonnie and Clyde, Mexican border radio, and goat testicles. I've also written for magazines about such diverse subjects as comic books, roller derby, 1970s art movements, French circus acrobats in Dallas, counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, resurrection of the 106mm recoiless rifle, the jealousy-ridden world of B-17 bomber owners, and undersea mine warfare. I also wrote the definitive article about the search for the Great Dallas Novel. My articles have appeared in WIRED, Smithsonian, Weider Aviation History, D Magazine, KERA Art&Seek, Defense News and other publications. Visit my blog, Brendan McNally, Nazis and Dinosaurs. For Twitter updates, follow me @100BabyChicks.
The Oak Cliff Four (or Five) - A Dallas Art Movement from the 70s then and now
A bizarre story mostly set in Flensburg during the three-week reich of Hitler's successor, Admiral Doenitz.