Lipman Pike hailed from a big Jewish family in Brooklyn and in the years following the Civil War, he became one of baseball’s early stars.
“I didn’t want these objects to fall into the wrong hands and be used by people with dishonest intentions.”
“To suggest that because Hitler was a terrible human being we should obliterate all the things that are associated with him is ludicrous.”
There were two Philip Roths in Litchfield. One, at the auction house, was a magnified presence. And one was a normal man with normal tastes
Items for sale include a Sandy Koufax trading card, a photo of Kafka and three of Roth’s old typewriters.
Over 50 letters that Cohen sent to Marianne Ihlen, his one-time lover and early muse, will be auctioned at Christie’s in New York starting June 5.
Prepare to be repelled: Hitler’s nude portrait of his own niece, Geli Raubel, might potentially fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction.
AMSTERDAM An unopened letter that was mailed to the home of Anne Frank while she and her family were in hiding fetched more than $11,000.
A letter written by Albert Einstein on the day he renounced his German citizenship
“All the best!” he wrote to his sister, before renouncing his German citizenship. “We will now look for a hiding place for the summer.”