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  • "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" by Randy Roberts

    "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" by Randy Roberts
    "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" By Randy Roberts Yale University Press, 308 pages, $27.50 Joe Louis was a titan, the undisputed heavyweight champion for more than twelve years (and a record 23 title defenses) and, probably, the greatest American hero of...
  • "Grant Wood: A Life" by R. Tripp Evans

    "Grant Wood: A Life" by R. Tripp Evans
    "Grant Wood: A Life" By R. Tripp Evans Knopf, $37.50, 432 pages Controversy attended Grant Wood's iconic and enigmatic painting "American Gothic" from its first public viewing, a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. The depiction...
  • Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'
    Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids
    "The Story of Martin Luther King Jr." (2002) By Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer Ideals, 21 pages, $6.95 Ages: 1-4 The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in easy-to-understand language for small children. "Martin's Big Words: The...
  • PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
  • "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon

    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon
    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" By Lyndall Gordon Viking, 472 pages, $28 Even though fewer than a dozen of Emily Dickinson’s 1,789 poems were published in her lifetime, her family and friends in Amherst,...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
  • Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports

    Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports
    Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45. A veteran...
  • Author biographies: 5 books on Oscar Wilde

    Author biographies: 5 books on Oscar Wilde
    Here is a puzzle for you: What do Ricky Gervais, Oscar Wilde and your very own Printer's Row have in common? Last night I went to see Ricky Gervais' stand-up at the Chicago Theatre and he did a bit about Oscar Wilde's famous quote "I have nothing to...
  • Fitzgerald, in his own words

    Fitzgerald, in his own words
    Popcorn. Check. Diet Coke. Check. Twizzlers. Check. A copy of "F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography" (Scribner), edited by James L. West III. Check. If you're on your way to see — or see again — "Midnight in Paris," the latest film...
  • "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley

    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley
    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" By Alan Brinkley Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...