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  • "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove
    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" By Jack Rakove Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30 Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • 9 New Lawsuits Filed Over Kleen Energy Plant Explosion

    The owners and general contractor at the Kleen Energy power plant ignored basic safety precautions before the February blast that killed six workers and injured several dozen more, a group of lawyers said Thursday as they announced nine new lawsuits...
  • Get Wet, Lose Weight

    Get Wet, Lose Weight
    Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd. Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again. Two years ago,...
  • Kleen Energy Blast Victim's Widow Testifies

    Kleen Energy Blast Victim's Widow Testifies
    The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall. "I find it bizarre...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Feb. 13, 1960

     
    Mash Notes and Comment "Dear Mr. Coates: "I would like a little information concerning one of your television programs. "Did you, or didn't you, interview Senator Kennedy some time ago and did he say that he wore a toupee? "Did he also say that he...
  • Forgotten treasures of the last century, from 25 writers

     
    In 1999, the L.A. Times asked dozens of writers to look back at the prior century and share books they considered lost treasures -- books they loved that had slipped out of sight. Although the authors were formidable -- including......
  • Explaining infant's death a difficult task for police

    As Baltimore County investigators take a fresh look at the unexplained death in November of an infant boy whose mother has since been charged in her other son's death, experts say such mysteries can be tough to unravel. The key to finding answers in...
  • AUTHORITIES TO SEEK SIMILARITIES IN STATE'S UNSOLVED SLAYINGS

    Is there a serial killer loose in the state? State and local authorities hesitate to use that sinister phrase, but say there is plenty of evidence to warrant posing the question. Authorities will sit down Tuesday and share information about the slayings...