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Walter Bernstein


Lament in Egypt

The bar was small and quiet, and meant for serious drinking. It sat in an alcove off the lobby of a respectable second-class hotel, well insulated from the vest of Cairo. It was a good bar, popular enough to have been placed out of bounds to enlisted [...]

A Walking Fever Has Set In

No one was very surprised on the morning of March 10, 1879, when The New York Times devoted a whole column on page five to the start of a six-day walking race in a city arena. It was also expected that the story should jump to page one the follow [...]