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  • Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case more accurately, more persistently misunderstood, than any other engagement between National and Confederate troops during the entire rebellion."
  • Ken Burns finds bridge for films and travel

    Ken Burns finds bridge for films and travel
    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns isn't one to easily lend his name to colognes, designer jeans, spaghetti sauce or any of the other entrapments that sometimes come with fame. But when Tauck, a leading tour company for guided land journeys and small-ship...

    History buff teaches about the Civil War

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a conflict that raged for four years. After the war, many veterans moved West to start a new life, and that movement will be highlighted May 21 at “From War to Reconciliation...

    Reefer madness: Reform our crazy marijuana laws

    Reefer madness: Reform our crazy marijuana laws
    The militarization of the Mexican border is a new phenomenon for two nations whose militaries have traditionally been made to stay out of politics. There are constant expansions of our prisons, and further explosions of the drug-related caseloads of our...

    'Prohibition'

    'Prohibition'
    Premiering on home video the same week it makes its debut on PBS, the latest documentary miniseries from Ken Burns - the celebrated mentor of "The Civil War" and "Baseball" - and his frequent collaborator Lynn Novick examines the period when liquor...