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It took nine months for Iggy Pop to reply to then-21-year-old Laurence's fan letter, but really the timing couldn't have been more perfect as on the morning his thoughtful note did arrive at her home in Paris, Laurence's family were being evicted by bailiffs. Laurence recalls that moment back in 1995: "By the time I finished I was in tears. Not only had Iggy Pop received the letter I had sent him nine months before, and I could have missed his if he'd sent it a day later, but he had read the whole 'fucking' 20 pages, including the bit about my Adidas dress (a semi-innocent allusion on my part), and all the rest, my description of being the child of an acrimonious divorce with the string of social workers, lawyers, greedy estate agents and bailiffs at the door, the fear, the anger, the frustration, the love."
In June of 1945, this striking letter arrived at the home of 3-year-old Dennis Helms in Washington, written on a sheet of Adolf Hitler 's letterhead. It had been penned by his father, Lt. Richard Helms , an intelligence operative with the OSS who, following Germany's surrender the month before, had managed to acquire some of the recently-deceased Nazi leader's stationery from the Reich Chancellery . He then wrote to his son.
. . . Something To Think About. . . Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007.
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
Christmas 1958 Mr. May Statistics – long may they live! Alger R. How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff Thank you to Matthew For Mam-Mac, Your love of books and history has influenced me all of my life.