I'm thankful that this guest book is here as I am just finding out about Dave's passing these many months later. I am so very appreciative of the valuable knowledge I got thru reading Dave's works. He was a 1st rate writer and researcher. I find it so appropriate that he actually was a carpenter by trade, as the fact that he was multi-talented w/ a very sharp mind and wrote better than many journalists who make their living as writers, he was smart enough to realize that telling the truth is not a lucrative career move for a writer. His style was perfect for telling the real story behind major events in history. It was the right mix of concern, humor, facts, details painstakingly researched, and resilient dignity when summing things up. I will never forget the day I read his research about the Lincoln assassination. I went back to the Library the next day to read it again, and sat there thinking to myself how lucky I was to be reading the real version of history. I know others had to feel the same way I did. I feel guilty for not knowing about Dave's cancer diagnosis earlier as I owe him so much, for all the free information he made so easily available. I don't get on the internet as much these last few years as I was trying to ween myself off of it -- good luck to anyone who is trying to do the same -- but it's really hard to do.
One other thing about Dave I'd like to add is, after hearing him on different interviews, his speaking style really matched up well w/ his writing for the most part, and he had a great laugh!
Thanks Dave, and to his family I would like to say if you happen to read this: Your Father, Brother, Son was the type of human being whom most people never meet. A true real life hero who died having done something helpful and honorable for the good of everybody (well, most everybody) in the world, without selling out his integrity or morality, all while being fully aware of the potential consequences. He'll always be a hero in my eyes.