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November 2015


The Reckoning, Pecora for the Public to Premiere in Seattle.

NTP’s one person play, The Reckoning, Pecora for the Public, will open at the Cornish Playhouse, Studio Theater, in Seattle Center on from March 4th through 19th, 2016. The Cornish is next to McCaw Hall, Seattle’s opera house, and proximate to the Seattle Repertory Theater. The Reckoning deals with the 1933 US Senate hearings into the causes of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, led by Ferdinand Pecora.  
From The Reckoning:
“Their moral, ethical and sometimes flat out illegal wrongdoing is held in secret…My task is to demonstrate not illegality but immorality, a lack of ethics, a deliberate disregard for depositors, mortgage holders, and investors.  And, how extraordinarily far-flung the banker’s sphere of influence had become.”

Ferdinand Pecora

The Senate Hearings and Pecora’s role have been described in the NTP Newsletters of September 2014 (“Unbowed and Unquestioned Politically,”) and February 2015 (“Unbowed and Unquestioned Politically II.”


NTP determined "worthy of notice" on Wikipedia.


NTP establishes Named Scholarship at SCSU. 

The “Neil Thomas Proto Scholarship” was established at Southern Connecticut State University, where, in 1967, NTP received his Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts. The Scholarship’s purpose is defray the growing costs associated with applications to law school – law school entrance test preparation costs, application fees, travel outside of Connecticut and other related costs. The Scholarship is available to SCSU graduates as well as undergraduates.


NTP in New England for Research on New Book: Giamatti. 

During the summer months, NTP traveled throughout New England to gather materials and interview people involved in the life of Bart Giamatti. The book is still in the early stages of research. The travel took NTP to Mount Holyoke (in South Hadley, Massachusetts), where Bart’s father, Valentine, taught, and his wife, Peggy Walton Giamatti, also fluent in Italian, worked in the college language clinics.

In 1989, NTP wrote “Preservation of Baseball Tradition is at Stake in Rose Affair,” written from the perspective of having played “third base for Golden Crest during the 1956 season of the Annex Little League.”


To a High Court is now available as an iBook on all Apple devices and as an eBook available on Amazon for Kindle.


Buy The Rights of My People paperback or the hardcover now on
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