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, French circus acrobats in Dallas, counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, 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. Visit my blog, Brendan McNally, Nazis and Dinosaurs.
A bizarre story mostly set in Flensburg during the three-week reich of Hitler's successor, Admiral Doenitz. Major historical characters and themes include Albert Speer, Werner Baumbach, Wolfgang Luth, Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeburg, Count Bernadotte, Herbert Masur, KG 200, U-boats, and BV 222 flying boats.