The Manuscript Society News, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, 2013
“Here is your friend Al Capone, writing you this letter from here.” A recently sold cache of correspondence from the collection of Capone’s Florida physician pulls back the curtain on the once-fearsome mobster’s final years.
By JOE NOCERA, Published: September 6, 2013. Welcome aboard, Time magazine. So glad you decided to join our little bandwagon!
I’m referring, as you may already know, to the cover story in the current issue. “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes,” reads the headline, accompanied by the current poster boy for the issue, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Indeed it is.
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The lyrics to “Born to Run,” the evocative title track of Bruce Springsteen’s third album, from 1975, seem to roll off Mr. Springsteen’s tongue on the recording, a torrent of inspired urban car-culture imagery.
Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general who won both the First Indochina War against the French (1946-1954), and the Vietnam War (1960-1975) against the Americans died in a military hospital in Hanoi on 4 October 2013.
One collector's love for presidential memorabilia lasted decades—and led to an indictment roiling a cloistered world..
At age 10, Barry Landau wrote a letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, admiring his "very beautiful" wife and offering his assessment of where the general stood in the country's pantheon of great leaders. "I think you lived the most exciting and the most interesting life then [sic] any other President of our United States," according to a copy of the letter released by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.