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Imperial Prince From Brooklyn

Posted January 2nd, 2011 at 08:19 AM by chas
"(He) was a brilliant leader of men, receiving maximum loyalty and effort from bewildered, exhausted and half-starved troops fighting in appalling conditions for survival"
--Roger Parkinson, The Fox of the North

Only a few years after the beginning of the 21st Century,the diminutive millionaire Mayor of the City of New York, Michael Bloomberg, looked up at a much taller man who had come up to the podium next to receive the Multicultural Awareness Award plaque from him before an auditorium full of City employees. Dressed in a suit, the fellow was nevertheless sporting a bushy set of the full sideburns not common in public for over a hundred years before. This hirsute appearance made the man stand out starkly in an era of fashionable short hair. With a questioning look in his eyes, His Honor shook the fellow's hand and said "Congratulations," as he did to the other hundreds of recipients that day. "Thank you," said the chap whose name and...

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