Dr. Richard Spence’s Item:
1. Lili Elbe’s Restored Grave in Dresden, Germany
Dr. Richard B. Spence is a Professor of History at the University of Idaho. His special interests include modern Russian, military, espionage and occult history and the history of anti-Semitism. One of his most popular courses deals with the role of conspiracies and secret societies in history. His major published works include Boris Savinkov: Renegade on the Left (East European Monographs/Columbia Univ. Press, 1991), Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly (Feral House, 2002) and Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult (Feral House, 2008). He also co-authored with Walter Bosley, Empire of the Wheel: Espionage, the Occult and Murder in Southern California (Corvos, 2011). In addition, he is the author of many articles in Revolutionary Russia, Intelligence and National Security, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, American Communist History, The Historian, New Dawn and other publications. He has been interviewed on Coast to Coast and many other programs and has been an interviewee/consultant for the History Channel, the International Spy Museum, Radio Liberty, and the Russian Cultural Foundation.”
Leslie Regier is currently an AutoCAD drafter by day and many other things in her personal hours. Among those other things she is an author, avid student of life, music lover, traveler, Trekkie, amateur radio operator, and hobby & craftsperson. In 2015 she earned her Master of Science in Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Washington. She has written articles for a transgender social group’s newsletter and an article for a model ship magazine. In late 2012 she published her first book, Unchaining My Truth: Taking Flight on the Wings of a Dream. Her book began as an account of a trangsgender journey, and it grew into an account about facing problems, getting through life, reflecting on what it is to be human and an individual, and having fun along the way.
Michelle Belmont is an English teacher working in Shizuoka, Japan and writes part-time for a feminist-oriented video game website called “FemHype” . Just 30 miles from the summit of Mt. Fuji, Michelle enjoys listening to radio and staring out her window at Mt. Fuji at sunset. She is currently working on furthering her teaching career, transitioning her gender, and collecting rare Japanese tech from the 80s and 90s.