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Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett

Book #664

Reviewer: Ms Oh Waily

I have been lucky enough to get hold of an omnibus of Dashiell Hammett’s work and Red Harvest was one of the novels included in it.   771 more words


The beacon of light

Education in Egypt in the mid 1900′s was considered to be among the best in the world, and especially in the Arab world. Queens, Kings, Princes and Princesses would all travel to Egypt for education.


The Japanese do not respect women

This magazine cover of Egyptian actress Shadia in 1961 after a trip to Tokyo has her boldly declaring that Japan does not respect women. A lot has changed: in 2013, Egypt was ranked among the… 7 more words


The way we were

I have never wanted to be famous (since I have matured), nor do I want that lifestyle for my children. I can’t even begin to imagine how confining that life would be and how much you would long for freedom if you were constantly in the public eye.  355 more words

Princess Victoria Mary, 1901.

Princess Victoria Mary, Duchess of Cornwall and York, in Ottawa, 1901.

The Grandmother of Queen Elizabeth the second.


That Time When Dallas Changed the Numbers of Every Single Street in Town -- 1911

by Paula Bosse

Here’s a topic that isn’t very sexy, but it’s one of those mammoth-scale city-wide operations that had to be done, but no one wanted to tackle it because it was a huge undertaking and it was going to be a big hassle: re-numbering the streets. 993 more words

Dallas TX

The Romance of the Soot-Spewing Locomotive -- 1909

That parasol was white when she left the house.


Stereograph card titled “Texas and Pacific Railroad ‘Flier,’ Dallas, Tex.” (1909), from the Library of Congress. 6 more words

Dallas TX