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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    FBI's paranoia evident in full text of infamous letter to Martin Luther King

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Full text of infamous Kingletter shows FBI paranoia A vicious letter written by the FBI and sent to US civil rights champion Martin Luther King has been made public in full. The one-page, anonymous letter was sent to King in 1964, calling him a "complete fraud and a great liability", an "evil, abnormal beast", ...

  2. News - China - HISTORY

    'Traitor' Lin Biao's daughter Lin Doudou calls for respect for historical truth

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:52am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Gutian Congress, and issued an open letter to party leaders, urging them to set up a state-level martyrs commemoration centre and to complete construction of a Zhangzhou martyrs park by April ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Kidnapped British journalist's link to China's founding father

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by Peter McGill

    ... over to police after 12 days of incarceration. Sun returned to China, but never forgot his friend's help. Cantlie was one of the first to receive a letter from Sun when he became president ...

  4. News - World - HISTORY

    HK$1.5m paid for letter written on Titanic hours before it sank

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Titanic letter sells for HK$1.55m A letter written by a passenger on the Titanic describing the "wonderful passage"- hours before the ship hit ... "the exceptional quality and rarity" of the letter. The letter was written by second-class passenger Esther Hart on April 14, 1912. "The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up ...

  5. News - World - HISTORY

    Josephine’s intimate letters to Napoleon’s general for auction

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Plea from empress who was later spurned among historic items expected to fetch millions Josephine's intimate letters to Napoleon's general for sale In 1806 Josephine ... of their marriage was sealed. The letter is one of four revealing unpublished letters from Josephine to Berthier- held within his family for more than two centuries- to be auctioned by Sotheby's ...

  6. News - World - HISTORY

    Siegfried Sassoon diaries of the first world war published online

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... over head." The archives also contain drafts of his letter A Soldier's Declaration, in which he said the war was "being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end ...

  7. News - World - HISTORY

    Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus is not a fake, scientists say

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... he wrote. He noted the grammatical errors and that the words "my wife" appear to be emphasised in bold letters, which do not feature in other ancient Coptic texts. He wrote: "As a student of Coptic convinced that the fragment is a modern creation, I am unable to escape the impression that there is something almost hilarious about the use of bold letters ...

  8. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Security tight in Suzhou on anniversary of dissident Lin Zhao's execution

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and a strand of her hair, as her remains were never recovered.  Four years later, the Hangzhou-based historian Fu Guoyong wrote about the many letters that Lin Zhao sent from jail to the People’s ...

  9. News - World - HISTORY

    Napoleon’s death-bed nightshirt saved from auction at last minute

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... the hammer on Sunday included a death mask and letters signed "Napole", "Nap", "Napo" and "Np", and a gold and ruby brooch marked in English, "This locket ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: 'Canton Elegy' by Stephen Lee Jin-nom and Howard Webster

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:17pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Canton Elegy: A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love by Stephen Lee Jin-nom & Howard Webster Watkins Publishing 4 stars Mark O'Neill "The ... "It is a love letter to his kids. It is a very unusual thing." After their return to Britain, Webster began editing the book and showed it to his literary agent. Born in a village ...




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