| Aug 2, 2009
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Random House: $25) Two sisters from Shanghai encounter tragedy and heartbreak as they are sold into arranged marriages in 1930s Los Angeles. || 8 ||
|| 2. || The...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 6:09 AM
"The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn"
By Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking, 451 pages, $29.95
It has not gone unremarked that Albert Bierstadt and other painters of the West turned to purveying panoramic treatments of pure...
| Jul 3, 2010
Tucked away at the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society is an intriguing photo of a young woman sitting in a leafy, patchy garden. A man with folded arms stands quietly behind her as she paints.
Photographs like this made their way from West to...
| Jul 18, 2010
The Lakotas and the Black Hills
The Struggle for Sacred Ground
Viking: 228 pp., $22.95
Despite the presence of Mt. Rushmore, the Lakotas, who have lived in that region since the late 1700s and early 1800s, believe that at least a...