In response to that blatant confession recently made here in a comment about the diabolical effort to prevent Affairs Valentino from being in “general circulation”, I share more of my sources. How unbelievable that people who allege to devote their lives to Valentino (mainstreamers) would do anything but embrace the sources and the book.
The book includes the first accounts of the Ullman family and the sharing of George Ullman's archive, the godfather Frank Mennillo's story and archive, and is the first book to source the one thousand pages of court records, etc., and all referenced to some forty pages of endnotes. In the next edition I will include even more.
I share here my source for some of the stories of Foxlair estate, and reprint two pages of the Foxlair family history which is included in Michael Morris' archive. I was honored to be granted legal custody of his archive and can reproduce these as excerpted. I have watermarked them to protect them in some measure.
Most of the history is a detailed account of Foxlair itself, the purchase of the land, the biographical story of Richard Hudnut, the development of the property and the mechanics of running the place over the years. I found it difficult to learn the entire estate was eventually burned to the ground... even the “Big House” as it was called.
The nearby village of North Creek which plays into the story still looks very
remote and rural.
Here below two pages from the family history I sourced where Valentino's arrival in the summer of 1922 is recounted.
Narrative nonfiction is by definition: “The genre of narrative nonfiction requires heavy research, thorough exploration, and an aim to entertain while also sharing a true, compelling story.”
And no Mr. Terhune, book-burner Martin et al... it is not “pure fiction”.