Published Books



Connections: A Lifetime Journey Through the World of Celebrity
by Gordon Lore
Contact gordon.lore@gmail.com to purchase

Connections: A Lifetime Journey Through the World of Celebrity

“Connections:

From the enticing shores of Chesapeake Bay to the White House, adventures off the coast of Ireland, Sweden, New Mexico, and Los Angels, Connections is a sweeping, intimate panorama of a journalist’s 50-year engagement with prominent celebrities. These include American Presidents, Members of Congress, a King, a former monarch, and film and television stars.

The author’s upbeat approach to life and people shines through his memorable interactions with actors, including James Cagney, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster, and Daryl Hannah. He learned valuable lessons from folk singer legend and actor Burl Ives and pioneering ufologist Donald Keyhoe. They offered a unique personal education on how to embark on a successful career and a rewarding life. The payoff is a first-hand exposure to prominent personalities who have left a mark on our times. The reader will be mesmerized by this memoir written in clear, unpretentious and uplifting prose.

The Earle Family of NEWFOUNDLAND and the Birth of a Canadian Atlantic Province
by Gordon Lore

The Earle Family of NEWFOUNDLAND and the Birth of a Canadian Atlantic Province

Mysteries of the Skies

A new, sweeping historical/genealogical book that traces the little-known story behind the birth of the last Canadian province and one of its founding families is now available through the Barnes & Noble Nook Book site. Fully entitled The Earle Family of NEWFOUNDLAND and the Birth of a Canadian Atlantic Province, the work adroitly traces the story of a pioneering family from its early beginnings through the collapse of the cod fishing industry in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1990s and beyond. This highly readable book with a plethora of color and black-and-white photographs will grab your attention and encourage you to immerse yourself in your own family’s history.

The author cleverly combines genealogical and historical facts with the thrilling story of the Earles, whose remarkable pioneering family dates from the 12th century in England. Individual chapters cover the family’s significant contributions to Newfoundland history and culture. The first chapter traces the journey in 1988 of two sisters and a brother from California to spread the ashes of their mother, a maternal Earle family member whose earliest remembrances of spending her early childhood in Newfoundland were among the most vivid and enduring of her life.

The book goes on to trace the history of Newfoundland, drawing on a poem called “Long May Your Big Jib Draw.” This is followed by the story of a member (Sir Walter Earle) of a select group of five 17th century Knights responsible for the eventual passing of the Right of Petition and strengthening of the writ of habeas corpus following flagrant abuses of the so-called Divine Right of Kings by King Charles I of England.

The following chapter tells the story of Reginald Heber Earle, an inventor and modern Renaissance man who survived the Great Fire of 1892 in St. John’s and went on to invent a series of marine distress signals and is believed to be the first person to introduce the velocipede (forerunner to the bicycle) to Canada. This is followed by the contributions of Harry Oake Earle, a World War II prisoner who survived the bombardment and sinking of his ship off the coast of North Africa to become an electrical engineer who helped in the construction of the huge Kariba Dam in Africa.

A large part of the book deals with the life and adventures of Captain Eric “Guy” Earle, who, at the age of only 16, became who is believed to be the youngest sea captain in the history of North America. Earle was later head of the province’s largest seafood franchise. His prominent coastal vessel, the S.S. Kyle, played a major role in supplying the citizens of remote areas of Newfoundland and Labrador with the necessary supplies for their subsistence during the brutal autumn and winter months. Included is the Kyle’s role in helping save survivors from two American warships that floundered during a violent winter storm in World War II.

There is also a riveting description of the Kyle’s search for and founding of the wreckage of Old Glory, a small Fokker plane on a historic trans-Atlantic flight sponsored by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. The chapter draws to a close with the story of the Kyle’s final life as a seal fishing vessel when it struck an iceberg in the 1960s and nearly suffered the same fate as the Titanic in 1912.

There is also the story of Fred Earle, a highly respected and loved Newfoundlander who coordinated the world-famous Fogo Process of filming the concerns of local residents, which helped persuade local government officials to stave off the evacuation of the island to St. John’s and other more populated areas during the infamous resettlement period of the 1950s and 1960s.

A chapter is devoted to George Halden Earle, a well-known theologian, writer, actor and poet. Chapter 9 tells the story of Shane and Billy Earle of the Mount Cashel orphanage, who became the centerpiece of one of the largest child sex abuse cases in the world. Their heroic efforts to bring their abusers to justice became one of the most significant events in the worldwide clerical abuse scandal during the 1980s. Chapter 10 relates the story of Priscilla Earle, a 50-year veteran of the Girl Guides of Canada.

The final chapter involves Dr. Eric Davis Earle, a nuclear scientist who led the construction of the ground-breaking Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, a monumental achievement that is still ongoing today. Dr. Earle and his specialized team succeeded in providing the astronomical community with one of the most significant breakthroughs of the 20th century in the study of neutrinos from the sun.

The book concludes with a thorough genealogical listing. It also traces the history of Newfoundland’s struggle for Confederation, which culminated when Premier Joseph (“Joey”) Smallwood signed the instrument in 1949 creating the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ice Hockey in Popular Culture
Editors: Neil Earle & and Gordon Lore

Ice Hockey in Popular Culture

Ice Hockey in Popular Culture

(Front cover layout for soon-to-be-published hockey book)

Coming soon.









Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective
by Gordon I.R. Lore, Jr., and Harold H. Deneault, Jr.

Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective

Mysteries of the Skies

The decade of the 1960s was a significant turning point in the history of the UFO phenomenon. For the first time, scientists, engineers, astronomers, military officers, policemen, pilots and the general public began taking the many Flying Saucer reports seriously. In 1965, Gordon Lore joined the staff of the world’s largest UFO organization, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), headquartered in Washington, DC, and headed by Major Donald E. Keyhoe (USMC, Ret.), author of the book on the subject in 1950 entitled Flying Saucers Are Real. Lore became the Assistant Director and, later, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of NICAP.

He led a comprehensive scientific network of dedicated UFOlogists and played a significant role in the first and, so far, only day-long Congressional investigation into the flying saucer phenomenon. He also worked with the infamous Condon Committee at the University of Colorado and was the senior author of Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, published in 1968 by Prentice-Hall, Inc., the first book ever on the early history of UFOs prior to 1947 (see above). The book received a number of excellent-to-good editorial reviews (see below) and has been cited in several hundred UFO books.

Gordon was also the chief researcher/writer on Strange Effects From UFOs, one of the first books ever to discuss occupant reports and other strange anomalies, including landing reports, electromagnetic interference, physical evidence, and ground radiation effects. He also was one of the editors of the NICAP publication, UFOs: A New Look. In 1970, he published an article in SAGA magazine about the great airship mystery of 1896-1897. Lore worked with such renown scientists and researchers in the UFO field as Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Dr. Jacques Vallee. He was also close friend and colleague of Dr. James E. McDonald, the late head of the Atmospheric Physics Department at the University of Arizona, who nearly single-handedly persuaded a large cadre of fellow scientists and Congressional leaders that there should be an ongoing serious study of UFOs.

Critical Reviews

Mysteries of the Skies, by Gordon Lore, is an account of UFOs, tracing their long and fascinating history from the earliest sightings in 1745 to the present day.”
- Bookline, Wichita Falls, Texas

“[There’s] plenty here to keep one sky-watching.”
- The Kirkus Service, New York, New York

“The authors are interested primarily in establishing the pre-World-War-II history of Unidentified Flying Objects... There are also many references to later and more spectacular cases documented by unassailable witnesses. [This book is] a solid, factual documentation of early UFO history.”
- Borden Deal, Dealer’s Choice, The Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida

“The book raises many intriguing questions and invites the discerning reader to join in the movement for the scientific rather than sensationalistic investigation of UFOs.”
- Man’s Illustrated, New York, New York

“[The authors] present an adequate and long-needed review of the 19th and early 20th century reports.”      
- Donald B. Hanlon, Flying Saucer Review

“[Mysteries of the Skies ] is recommended for the aware professional and with-it aerospace industrial libraries.”
- F.C. Durant III, Smithsonian Institution, Astronautics & Aeronautics

“No unprejudiced person could read this book... and continue to believe the strange objects seen by so many all over our world to be merely fragments of the imagination or somebody’s elaborate practical joke.”
- Miriam Allen deFord, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California

“The main purpose of [this] work is to lay out serious and apparently authentic reports of unusual aerial events prior to 1947 in order to encourage far more rational discussion and inquiry on UFOs.”
- News-Press, Santa Barbara, California

“The discerning reader is invited to join in the movement for the scientific ‘rather than the sensationalistic investigation of UFOs’ by the authors.”
- Cross Country News, Fort Worth, Texas

“[The authors’] report is impartial yet open-minded, leaving room for intelligent speculation.”
- The Times, Woodbury, New Jersey

“Mysteries of the Skies is a book that every serious UFO student should read.”
- Jerome Clark, Fate

“This is a sober chronology of UFO phenomena covering a span of more than 200 years.”
- Richard Smith, Flying Saucer International
The Priest of Kali
A Non-Fiction Novel Based on The Life and Spiritual Ecstasies of Sri Ramakrishna
By Gordon Lore

The Priest of Kali

The Priest of Kali

This is a comprehensive biographical/historical novel based on the life of the East Indian Holy Man and Mystic, Sri Ramakrishna. In his short life of only 50 years (1836-1886), he led the Vedanta Movement (known as the largest religious sect of Hinduism) and, through his cadre of close disciples, with Swami Vivekananda at the head, helped spread Vedanta throughout the world.

The scrupulously researched book is lavishly decorated with about 100 color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive references section that constitutes a wide variety of material on Vedanta Hinduism. It also traces the history of the centuries-long British domination of India and its attempt to “educate” the populace from its ages-old view of Hinduism to Christianity and Ramakrishna’s successful attempt to keep the old religious values of the Gods and Goddesses intact.

The Priest of Kali will be published on the Barnes & Noble Nook Book site (www.barnesandnoble.com) late in 2013 or early 2014.

Strange Effects From UFOs
A NICAP Special Report
Chief Researcher and Writer: Gordon Lore

Strange Effects From UFOs

Strange Effects From UFOs

There have been thousands of reports of strange effects, both physical and psychological, from UFOs ranging from the most bizarre to the most well-documented cases from well-trained, competent observers. Even some of the most unbelievable reports are well documented and come from witnesses whose reputations for honesty and integrity are undisputed. This book details a cross-section of these puzzling cases, which include animal reactions, UFO witnesses who were physically and psychologically affected, electro-magnetic effects, and physical evidence of landings. Such reports are clearly global in nature.

The author, in conjunction with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), has attempted to select the most thoroughly investigated and documented cases with opinions from many scientific and technical personnel in the hope that valuable clues may someday be unearthed. Since the UFO "heyday" of the 1960s, more and more scientists now believe that these cases should be thoroughly studied and could eventually provide some valuable insights into the question of whether or not the earth has been visited by intelligent, scientifically advanced extraterrestrial beings.

UFOs: A New Look
A Special Report by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
Editors: Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, USMC (Ret.) and Gordon I.R. Lore, Jr.

UFOs: A New Look

UFOs:  A New Look

During 1968, a genuine "UFO Revolution" involving scientists, the US Congress, the press and the public, rapidly built up against the US Air Force's already shaky denial-and-ridicule policy. As the struggle has continued over the last 45 years, many thousands of UFO studies from every segment of society along with virtually millions of sightings have continued to be reported and analyzed, adding to the huge body of evidence that earth is being visited by extraterrestrial beings.

The innumerable reports covering a period of at least several centuries constitute remarkable evidence that beings from other worlds have visited Planet Earth and left behind what many believe is indisputable evidence of their existence and interest in our solar system. Even well into the second decade of the 21st Century, there is no lessening of these worldwide reports, leading to the hope that, someday, there will be incontrovertible evidence of the existence of humanoid-like creatures from outer space.