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By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle
Translated from the German by way of Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle.
A witty but relocating narrative labored up from sketched documentary strains and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of an international that's approximately to alter ceaselessly. The stuffy conventions of the 19th century are receding into the prior, and 1913 heralds a brand new age of limitless threat. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a tender seamstress known as Coco Chanel opens her first boutique; Charlie Chaplin symptoms his first motion picture agreement; and new medicinal drugs like cocaine herald an age of decadence. but all over the place there's the premonition of smash - the quantity thirteen is omnipresent, and in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Trieste, artists take the omen and act as though there have been no the next day, their short coincidences of lifestyles telling of a darker destiny. In a Munich inn foyer, Rilke and Freud speak about attractiveness and transience; Proust units out looking for misplaced time; and whereas Stravinsky celebrates the ceremony of Spring with business cacophony, in Munich an Austrian postcard painter via the identify of Adolf Hitler sells his traditional cityscapes. informed with Illies's attribute mix of poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the tale of the 12 months that formed the final century.
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Senator from Pennsylvania in 1980. 58 The Bullets and the Gun The single-bullet theory by Arlen Specter states that a second shot caused eight separate non-fatal wounds in both Kennedy and Connally. Some experts do not believe that one bullet could have traveled through Kennedy’s neck, Connally’s back, and ricocheted to create six more wounds to the men in the open limousine. Specter is credited with authoring the single-bullet theory, called the “magic bullet”34 theory by Lane and other conspiracy researchers.
60 The Bullets and the Gun through the president’s necktie knot, By the Numbers entered Connally and removed 4 inches (10cm) of his rib before passing through the front of Connally’s midsection and shattering the radius bone in his wrist. According to the Warren report, the Number of wounds bullet that did this damage was recovered allegedly caused by a from the stretcher used to wheel Connally single bullet fired from into the operating room on the second floor Oswald’s gun. Both men were guarding Trauma Room One where doctors were fighting to save President Kennedy.
1913: The Year Before the Storm by Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle