Monthly Archives: June 2010

Mark Twain to tell all, 100 years after death- Hindustan Times

via hindustantimes.com Mark Twain’s autobiography is finally to be published later this year, and a section reveals his scandalous relationship with a woman who became his secretary after his wife died. The writer, who created Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, … Continue reading

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1918 Flu Epidemic

Street car conductor in Seattle not allowing passengers aboard without a mask. 1918. Mass transit systems, with crowds of people in close quarters, were fertile venues for the spread of disease. In Seattle, public health officials required passengers and employees … Continue reading

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Victorian Women Writers Project

http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/nesbit/railway.html#Text via indiana.edu The Railway Children (1906): a machine-readable transcription Nesbit, E. (Edith) (1858-1924) Go to Start of Text Return to the Victorian Women Writers Project Library Scanned, encoded and edited by Perry Willett TEI formatted filesize uncompressed: approx. 413 … Continue reading

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Tarzan set to swing into 21st century with new series of novels | Books | guardian.co.uk

via guardian.co.uk Swinging times … Tarzan the Ape Man, with Maureen O’Sullivan, Cheeta and Johnny Weissmuller. Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex Features Jane has an iPod and Tarzan is facing up to environmental catastrophe: following literary excursions into the childhoods of James … Continue reading

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Postcards from Hell – By Elizabeth Dickinson | Foreign Policy

via foreignpolicy.com BANGLADESH Score: 96.1 Bangladesh has improved significantly on the index over the last three years, from its high-water mark at No. 12 in the index to 24th today. Democracy was restored to the country in 2008 after the … Continue reading

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Varyag Russian Warship

via thomashawk.com The fully armed Russian warship Varyag left San Francisco earlier this morning. The warship was the first Russian surface warship to visit San Francisco in 147 years and was sent here in the “spirit of friendship,” according to … Continue reading

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Perdido Key, Florida

Mike McHugh fell in love with the Perdido Key, Florida, back in 2000 because it reminded him of his native Australia’s beaches and relaxed, informal way of life.   “My work, when I travel, is highly stressful and this is just … Continue reading

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