By Richard Alan Schwartz
This paintings describes every year of the last decade with a story account of the main major social, cultural and political advancements; a chronology of occasions; and eyewitness stories drawn from newspapers, memoirs of non-public and public figures, literature and different assets.
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Vanity, fear, desire, competition . condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions in our own egos . . That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts. Playwright Tennessee Williams in a letter to Elia Kazan trying to convince Kazan to direct A Streetcar Named Desire in fall 1947, in Elia Kazan, A Life (1988), p. 329.
Recently Ales and his whole group were awarded Soviet decorations. . 6. After the Yalta Conference, when he had gone on to Moscow, a Soviet personage in a very responsible position allegedly got in touch with Ales and at the behest of the Military Neighbors passed on to him their gratitude and so on. From a cable from the Soviet intelligence (KGB) office in Washington to the KGB office in Moscow, dated March 30, 1945, that was decoded by the National Security Agency’s Venona Project and used to identify Alger Hiss as a Soviet agent (the NSA/FBI footnote to the message indicates that Ales “is probably Alger Hiss”), in John Earl Haynes, and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America (1999), pp.
Labour’s Clement Atlee replaces Churchill as prime minister and takes his seat at the Potsdam Conference. August 6: The United States drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. August 9: The United States drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. August 14: Japan announces its surrender. S. S. Missouri. MacArthur then becomes chief administrator of the Allied occupation of Japan, which lasts until April 28, 1952. 1946 January 10: In London, the UN General Assembly meets for the first time.
The 1950s by Richard Alan Schwartz