"you had never signed the Official Secrets Act, and they could not have touched you." once again my thanks are due to linda nelson of Chicago for her fine work in preparing the biography for the Internet. Readers, pray give a nod in the direction of Chicago as you open and enjoy these pages. First posted: Saturday, november 9, 2002 Thomas Congdon (left, in 1979) and Connie left New York city in 1994 to live in Nantucket, massachusetts. Recently (2000) he wrote two or three chatty human interest pieces for Forbes magazine. In one, of nov. 2000, he describes seeing several Christmas pantomimes in England. He has also written several " vignettes " for a small Nantucket website.
Ira gershwin - songwriter, biography
There were however well-earned blessings too. Before my second book, the mare's Nest, appeared in 1967 I had voluntarily bowed to an edict of the cabinet Office that I delete the chapter revealing The Ultra secret. (It is restored in the recent online edition). Ten years later, in the mid 1970s I received a call from the cabinet Office to come round to their building, as they had something for. Sitting at the same polished mahogany table at which the fierce committee of a dozen nameless civil servants had dictated the prohibition to me, i was now given a brown, ancient folder, an inch thick, stuffed with papers, and left alone with. It was Rommel's original personnel file, his 201 file, snatched from beneath American for military noses by British officers in southern Germany and brought back to london for safe keeping. The file began with a letter written by rommel's father to the württemberg artillery regiment, asking if it would have a vacancy for his young son Erwin to enlist as a cadet; and it ended with Rommel's final letter to the führer, as he prepared. Years later, walking home through mayfair, i bumped into Professor ones, wartime scientific Intelligence chief at the air Ministry. He had become a good friend over the years, and he revealed that Her Majesty's government regarded the gift of the rommel file as a proper quid pro quo, a mark of gratitude for having kept that secret. "There was panic, you know he said.
Already then the german news magazine felt obliged to apologise to readers in an editorial for serializing a book by me, and it was indeed the last of the five that they did serialize. Hoca never published another book by me, as plan their leftwing authors (primarily günter Grass ) threatened to withdraw their own works and go to other publishers. The pressures of the traditional enemy were already building, as Hitler's War was published at the same time, and I recall that when hoca sent me on a lecture tour of Germany to promote the book, i experienced the first ugly demonstrations outside a little. Funded sometimes by the east German government, and sometimes by the west German trades unions, those demonstrations afterwards turned into full scale riots, with sometimes 500 or 1,000 riot police called out to protect the hall I spoke. One of the latter riots was in Stuttgart, where Erwin's son Manfred was by then Lord mayor. He ruefully rebuked me for the cost in police time of my visits to his city. And then the police turned round, and it was no longer meine wenigkeit, my humble literary person, that was being protected, but the angry mob. That is another story.
Therefore luck played an equally large part. After transcribing the hundreds of pages of these unknown diaries, i placed them all on microfilm, and donated the originals to the german government's miitary archives. Since july 1993 I have been banned from those archives. Reliance on these original Rommel letters and diaries (and those of Vice-Admiral Gerd Rüge, who turned out to have sanitised his own secret shorthand diaries in transcribing them himself) provided the clue to the book's main arguments: that Rommel was shredder innocent of plotting against Hitler. Speidel, by then top nato commander in Europe, threatened to sue; the german newspapers were full of his laments, but then he withdrew his writ, for evident reasons. The family of the traitor Alexander von roenne (he had been hanged in 1944) were equally displeased with the book, and pressed the german publisher to make modifications, more as a matter of good taste than for any other reason. I greatly admired the way that roenne's sons had stuck up for their traitorous father in approaching me, which was the real reason why i allowed the minor changes. None of my books made as much money as did my rommel biography, nor earn such unstinted praise, but this was in a sense inadvertent. It was promoted by a very fine german publishing house, hoffmann campe (hoca and serialized in Der Spiegel for several weeks as Rommel: The End of a legend.
Frazier spun-off from, cheers, though rather less lucratively. There was a lot of hard research into the subject, but it was rewarding. I was always bemused, for instance, that German history doyen Professor Eberhard Jäckel, writing his much praised work hitler und Frankreich, did not ever bother to read the original files of Army Group B (Rommel) or c-in-c west (Rundstedt, Kluge but relied just on the. Jäckel had no excuse. The records were in the archives in super-abundance, but the scholars have always preferred sitting in their book-lined caves to going out into the field where real History is to be mined. Lucie rommel gave me permission to use her husband's 2,000 odd letters to her - far more valuable than diaries, i have always felt, as letters once posted can't be retrieved and altered. But I did also find found several sections of the original and unpublished Rommel diary, scattered between The citadel in Charleston, south Carolina, and Germany. In the national Archives, in Washington dc, i found several hundred pages of shorthand, which I (rightly) guessed were his North Africa diaries; for six months I struggled to find somebody who could read that shorthand - it was deutsche einheitskurzschrift - and then.
William Shakespeare, biography, biography
The, trail of the fox, my famous Rommel biography. Like resume several other books, i wrote it for, tom Congdon's then publishing house william Morrow Inc. London it was greedily snapped up and published by, george weidenfeld. Congdon had previously edited the book "Jaws" for a writer called, peter Benchley who had never written a book in his life; after this. Tom edited my book, the, war Between the generals and then, göring after that.
He became a good friend - his wife. Connie art was, much more difficult, a real southern belle, and very full of her ancestry - but he has now long retired to nantucket and I have lost sight of him, at least he does not respond to letters or e-mails. In writing, the Trail of the fox, i used some experimental literary devices: one was the use of the present tense (and italic type) to describe the hunt for the rommel story, and the past tense to tell the story itself. The devices seem to have worked. The book was really a spin-off from the. Hitler biography, in the sense that.
After completing the first 6 tracks, remi decided to leave 'tune' and got involved with 'Psyche' so the other three members continued to work together under the name 'set Alight'. After the first album Frank. Left 'pzychobitch' and also left 'set Alight' to start his solo project 'die farben'. Stefan sina also started a second project called 'S. Same people, different sound. 'pzychobitch still one man short, reunited with former 'cascade falls' member Martin kovacic.
'pzychobitch' became more and more the main project for Stefan, because it drew all of his attention to it and certainly took most of his time. Although never ceased to exist, 'set Alight' had to stand back for a long time. Last men standing: After the split of 'pzychobitch Stefan and Agi finally got to get their very own project back on track. Some major changes have been made in the beginning, like changing the name from 'set Alight' into 'our Banshee'. After rearranging and figuring out the goals, 'our Banshee' is now ready to go with fresh sounds. Let's just see, what the future brings. David Irving recalls something of the history of this book: it, is over twenty-five years since i wrote.
Barbara bush, biography, biography
After that, Stefan also decided to leave 'mono no aware' to work on some of his other projects. At type first there was 'pzycho zone' with mini friend and producer Frank Klatt. Now as a producer team, Stefan frank took a chance with Sina hübner as lead singer, which was the beginning of their "flag ship band" 'pyzchobitch'. At the same time a till than solo musician by the name of Remi szyszka got in touch with Stefan frank, to produce his music. He was also in need of an appropriate singer for his tracks. That's where Agi got back in the picture. After working together on several tracks, all four formed the band 'tune'.
Who would have guessed back then, that this could come business in very handy for both of them in the future? Also a very important lesson, was the politics between the members and how not to do it, in order to get along. The line ups and the changes: On the way from 'cascade falls' to 'our Banshee there were many other people, bands and projects. Stefan, who was the first to leave 'cascade falls formed a new project called 'kaanbalik' with his friend leif Künzel. After a couple of gigs and releases, Agi also came to have some guest appearances, doing some vocals for them. This cooperation turned into a membership for Agi in 'kannbalik'. The former line up, in order to keep it instrumental, founded a second formation called 'mono no aware'.
in the one thing they had in common, their passion for electronic music. Agi, who was already involved with a 3-man electronic band called 'cascade falls' asked Stefan to join. And so he did. Well, some internal discrepancies and Stefans "different" way of approaching music, made this experience not a very long lasting one. Never the less it was an important experience for Stefan, who from this point on never stopped to produce music. In the beginning there was music: Although the involvement with Cascade falls didn't work out very well for either Agi or Stefan, it was certainly helpful to figure out, what each of them wanted to achieve. It was crucial for Agi, who wrote his first songs with the band, but also for Stefan who learned the basics of actually producing music.
Costa mesa, ca, rick wakeman and Ramon Remedios also took part with Pastor Chuck Smith in the mid-day calvary Chapel Costa mesa good Friday service at Irvine meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, california, and also the easter Sunday "Sunrise" service at Irvine meadows. Each of the concerts was performed as a benefit with all proceeds supporting Rick's favorite charity, assist (Aid to Special saints in Strategic Times). Assist, which is based in Garden Grove, california, is run by rick's long-standing friend, proposal dan wooding, who wrote the first-ever press story on Rick more than 25 years ago when he was a reporter on a london, England, newspaper, and later penned his biography, "The. One of the calvary Chapel of Costa mesa concerts was broadcast live across America on the calvary satellite radio network and also on the internet. The internet event also made history as it was used as a "virtual fund raiser" for assist, the first time this has been done in a live concert. 26th March at Calvary Chapel of Downey, california. Adam wakeman, remon Ramedios, rick wakeman, adam, ramon, rick choir. Rick wakeman, richard Hudson, garfield Morgan, click on a thumbnail for a larger view.
Anne rice - author, biography
Rick took his powerful oratorio, the new Gospels to southern California for five major performances during Easter week 1997. Joining word Rick for this first performance in the United States were the world-class tenor, ramon Remedios with British Shakespearean actor, garfield Morgan, and Rick's son, Adam wakeman. Date venue reviews, wednesday, march 26, 1997, calvary Chapel. Downey, ca, thursday, march 27, 1997, horizon Christian Fellowship. San diego, ca, friday, march 28, 1997, university of Redlands main auditorium. Redlands, ca, saturday, march 29, 1997, calvary Chapel. Costa mesa, ca, sunday, march 30, 1997, calvary Chapel.