George Patton Jr. is the great nephew of Eva and Benjamin "Black Herman" Rucker. Born and raised in Manhattan, he graduated from Fairleigh Dickerson University in New Jersey. After receiving his BS, he went to work with his mother who was working for Morgan Stanley at the time as a stockbroker. Patton found that he was proficient at financial matters and became a financial planner. In 1998, when Patton’s mother retired, he moved with her to Orlando. Patton was inspired to write "Black Jack" by the strength and passion of his beloved great Aunt Eva, whose stories of his Uncle Benjamin have been fascinating him his entire life.
In the first half, survival expert and health guru, Blake Sawyer, argued that the United States will no longer be a viable place to live, and people should consider immigrating to locations in the less populated Southern Hemisphere. In the latter half, author and historian George Patton Jr. (book link) talked about the life and times of Black Herman, a popular magician from the early 1900's who was one of the first to use mentalism and hypnosis as part of his stage act. ... More »Host: George Knapp