Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald by Judyth Vary BakerJudyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this expose is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald. In her narrative she offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer expert at such a young age, the personalities who urged her to relocate to New Orleans, and what lead to her involvement in the development of a biological weapon that Oswald was to smuggle into Cuba to eliminate Fidel Castro. Details on what she knew of Kennedy’s impending assassination, her conversations with Oswald as late as two days before the killing, and her belief that Oswald was a deep-cover intelligence agent who was framed for an assassination he was actually trying to prevent, are also revealed.
Biography of John Lee Love, Inventor of the Portable Pencil Sharpener
In , Lee patented a lightweight plasterer's hawk. In , he patented a portable pencil sharpener known as the "Love Sharpener. Little is known about the life of John Lee Love, the inventor of the portable pencil sharpener. It is speculated that he was born some time during the reconstruction period - between Love later worked as a carpenter in the community of Fall River, Massachusetts.
John Lee Love Sept. Not much is known about his life, but he is remembered for two inventions, the other being a plasterer's hawk, which works much like an artist's palette for a plasterer or mason. In the pantheon of African-American inventors , Love is remembered for devising small things to make life easier. John Lee Love is believed to have been born on Sept. Not much else is known about Love's early days, including whether he had any formal schooling or what prompted him to tinker with and improve certain everyday objects.
Though these old-school rotary sharpeners looked super cool and intricate, they were cumbersome. While the hand-cranked sharpener uses a rotary system that shaves away thin slices of pencil until the pencil comes to a point, the Love Sharpener uses a single blade to shave the pencil. The Love Sharpener catches the pencil shavings and keeps them inside the device until you empty it out or expels them immediately. Anyone can carry this tiny tool in their pocket or their backpack. Check out the patent awarded Mr. Love in below, and shop our sharpeners.