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  • Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

    Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
    A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. For modern Americans, President Lincoln's assassination has eclipsed the surrender that signaled the end of a savage war. But at the time, souvenir hunters emptied the farmhouse in the village of Appomattox Court House, Va., where the surrender was signed; in later years, the victorious Grant would be twice elected president. Joan Waugh is a history professor at UCLA (where Grant's grandson once chaired the geology department), and her award-winning book “U.S. Grant, American Hero, American Myth” puts the spotlight back on an event that helped to knit a riven nation back together.
  • Community news for Enfield edition

    East Windsor Parks and Recreation summer jobs EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for applicants interested in working in the Snack Bar/Gatehouse, as a Camp Counselor, as a Lifeguard, as well as Water Safety...

    Toto's Steve Lukather remembers bassist Mike Porcaro

    Toto's Steve Lukather remembers bassist Mike Porcaro
    Toto lead guitarist Steve Lukather spoke to The Times on Monday following the death Sunday of the band’s longtime bassist, Mike Porcaro, at age 59 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Porcaro joined Toto in 1983,...

    Flowers will be blooming in Rock Island

    Flowers will be blooming in Rock Island
    Illinois March 26-29: QCCA Flower & Garden Show, Rock Island. Over 20,000 square feet of display gardens, ponds and waterfalls, along with vendors and exhibits, bring hope that spring will soon arrive. There also will be music, food and a wine tasting....

    'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

    'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...