A vintage crime/murder mystery/romance novel based on Dale’s wife’s great-great-grandfather, Dr. James Winchell Stone, and the infamous Webster-Parkman murder trial in Boston in the 1850s.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Carol from NC: The author has immersed himself in 19th Century Boston and his voice is perfectly in touch with the era; detailed, eloquent, and wryly nuanced; it’s a bit like reading Hawthorne or Poe or Melville – Pollock may well be a reincarnation of a novelist of the day.

Tm: Seemed well-researched and historically accurate, but also a fun read. Very well received by book club members. Easy, fast read.



John Huston

“This Has Got to be a Masterpiece: John Huston’s Mangled Adaptation of The Red Badge of Courage,” article by Dale Pollock in John Huston as Adaptor, edited by Douglas McFarland and Wesley King, SUNY Press, 2017.


“Five Graves to Cairo,” essay by Dale Pollock in Bill Wilder-Movie-Maker, edited by Karen McNally, 2010.







“Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas” is the story of one of the most creative visionaries in all film history.  George Lucas was a typical California child of no great promise:  he read comic books and watched TV.  No one guessed that his imagination would inspire millions of people.  Dale Pollock brilliantly tells the story of Lucas’s life and films, from his legendary days at USCinema to his tangles with Francis Coppola and Universal Pictures. Pollock did more than 60 hours of one-on-one interviews with Lucas in preparation for the only independent biography on the filmmaker, who recently sold the entire Star Wars franchise to the Walt Disney Company for $4.1 billion dollars. Pollock was also one of the few reporters allowed on the set of Return of the Jedi, and he takes us behind the scenes of Lucas’s movies. Now in its 4th printing, “Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas” has sold more than 150,000 copies and is a popular e-book now too. “Skywalking” is used in many film school courses as the definitive biography of George Lucas. Dale M. Pollock was contacted by many media outlets following Lucasfilm’s sale to Disney and is considered the top expert on Lucas’s life and career. The book, now in print for almost 30 years, is available in foreign translations in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

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