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For as long as he could remember, Frank Hart always looked up to his older brother. Their father, killed in a drunken gun duel and their erratic mother having long-since abandoned them, they had nothing but each other to rely on growing up in the dusty town of Union Springs, Alabama.


These are tales of rising adventure. These are tales of two discarded boys as they find their way out of their sometimes-sinister hometown in the Deep South, and surface thousands of miles away in the stunning city of New York as two well-educated young men in the midst of the Great Depression.


But what exactly happens when they finally have a chance to rise up above their humble beginnings and take the world by storm?


These are tales of my grandfather’s early life with his brother, James. He recounted these tales for his nephew who would never hear these stories told from his father’s lips.

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