Boxes (Second Edition) | New Release

9781608081394New Release – Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes (Second Edition)

This book is now available for order.

This second edition of Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes continues the history-changing story of Eva McLelland and her reclusive life married to a mystery man she discovered was Howard Hughes. New witnesses have come forward with personal stories, additional evidence, and photographs. Hughes’s links to the murder of mobster Bugsy Siegel and the killers of President John F. Kennedy are revealed as well as the real identity of the long-haired crazy man that Hughes placed in the Desert Inn Hotel to distract the world while he escaped. Eva McLelland kept her secret for thirty-one stressful years as she lived a nomadic existence with a man who refused to unpack his belongings for fear he would be discovered and have to flee. Only her husband’s death finally released her to tell the story that had been burning inside her for decades.


wellmanDouglas Wellman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied television broadcasting at the University of Minnesota. After working at television stations in Minneapolis-St. Paul, he moved to Los Angeles where he had a 35 year career as an award winning television producer-director. He worked primarily in comedy on shows such as The Facts of Life, Gimme a Break, Comic Strip Live, An Evening at the Improv and Comedy on the Road. Concurrent with the last 17 years of his career he taught sitcom production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and also served as Assistant Dean at that school. He currently lives in Southern Utah with his wife, Deborah.


Mark MusickA retired Nebraska Air National Guard major general, Mark Musick dedicated over a decade to uncover a story which he never expected, nor sought to tell. Yet, through a strange twist of fate, in which a key figure in the story entrusted him, was the answer to one of the single and biggest mysteries of the late 20th Century.

A native of Blair, NE, he attended college in his hometown, Dana College. This is where Musick met and married his college sweetheart, Susan, prior to entering the military. He rose through the ranks of the U.S. Air Force and the Nebraska Air National Guard as a distinguished navigator during much of his 36-year military career.

He served as the commander of the Lincoln-based 155th Air Refueling Wing from 1994 to 1998, the assistant adjutant general for Air, and finally as the mobilization assistant to the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, NE prior to retiring from the military in 2008 as a major general.

In his civilian career Musick was employed with a non-profit organization in Lincoln, NE. This is where he began the interaction with Eva McLelland. He had talked to Eva several times on the phone prior to actually meeting her in Dothan, AL in Jan. 2002.  Never did he ever realize these conversations would lead into a changing history story!

You can learn more about Douglas and Mark on their website.

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