Category Archives: Defying Gravity – The Book

Chapter 68 is Now Online

Chapter 68: A New Age of Speed and Power ponders the question "how could Townsend Brown have been circulating Project Winterhaven — his proposal for a secret, government sponsored "anti-gravity" program — at the same time he had the FBI … Continue reading

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Chapter 67 (a sidebar) is Now Online

And now for something completely different. All the chapters written so far have been as faithful as possible to the personal accounts provided by the people portrayed in those chapters.  Chapter 67: Flying Saucers in the Bible is offered as … Continue reading

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Chapter 63 Is Now Online

Ah, more excuses.  This time… I got a new computer last week.  After 28 years of CP/M, DOS and Windows, I’m trying to see if I can "make the switch" to the Mac platform.  Got me on of them "MacBook" … Continue reading

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Chapter 62 is Now Online

After tracing some of the changes affecting America’s national security establishment following World War II,  Chapter 62: Meet the Browns of Ka-Lae-Hau, follows the Brown family — including Brown’s widowed, 76-year old mother — as they take up residence in … Continue reading

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Chapter 60 is Now Online

Chapter 60: No Need for Formalities is not the chapter I thought I was going to write. I thought I was going to return to the primary thread, picking up with Townsend Brown and Josephine (and son Joseph and now … Continue reading

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Chapter 59 Is Now Online

Chapter 59: The Whole Deal is the final installment in what has turned into a "three part series" of chapters that follow the Brown family’s return to Philadelphia in the spring of 1966; it also details the reunion between Morgan … Continue reading

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What It’s Really Like

Somebody at the New York Times seems to have been shadowing my days here in The Garret: Writing narrative nonfiction is grueling, lonely work haunted by the question of whether anyone will read the finished book. “You’re always worried, ‘Am … Continue reading

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Chapter 58 is Now Online

Sorry it’s been so long, but the latest installment of Defying Gravity: The Parallel Universe of T. Townsend Brown is now online.  I was traveling (all family-related stuff) for nearly two weeks in New York and Dallas, and then it … Continue reading

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Chaper 57 is Now Online

Chapter 57: We Have Much to Decide offers a bit of a pause from the drama of the past few installments.  Here, we return to the 1966 time-frame, where we get another perspective on the uncertainties that pervade the lives … Continue reading

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Chapter 56 is Now Online

Chapter 56:  All Flags Flying introduces another important new character to the story.  He’s been mentioned before, but this is the first time he shows up in this particular context.  He is central to the story, but even more elusive … Continue reading

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