Edward R. Murrow
The Mexican Revolution
and Women


To: L. Lark

RE: Paradox or not.pdf

One of my favorites hung on the refrigerator for years:

"The gods were bored, so they created man. Adam was bored because he was alone, so Eve was created ... Adam was bored alone, then Adam and Eve were bored together, then Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel were bored en famille, then the population of the world increased and the people were bored en masse. To divert themselves, they conceived the idea of constructing a tower high enough to reach the heavens. This idea itself is as boring as the tower was high, and constitutes a terrible proof of how boredom had gained the upper hand."


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From: steve@xxx.com

To: lolitalark@yahoo.com

RE: Murrow by Edwards

Agreed on all accounts. Plus ironic it is that the recording of Bob himself is so low quality. Sounds like it was recorded in his kitchen with noisy room tone cut in ... with a butter knife. I speak as a voice actor, audiobook narrator, director, editor, and former broadcaster.

Thank you for your work.

--- Stephen Bowlby
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From: wentzmimi@xxx.com

To: carlosamantea@yahoo.com

RE: Las Soldaderas

I came upon some photographs on the web, in particular ones of women during the Mexican revolution. I'm looking for photographs taken by John Reed, the journalist who covered the revolution. Do you have any of those?

Many thanks,

--- Mimi Wentz

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Hi, Mimi:

And thanks for your email. Unfortunately, we no longer have our copy of Las Soldaderas (after use, we give all review copies of our books to a local prison reading program) but I suggest that if you write to David Dorado Romo at Cinco Punto Press, I am sure he will be able to help you find the photographs you are looking for.

--- Ed
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