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  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • Books for travelers

    Books for travelers
    "The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands" Rizzoli, $45 The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...
  • Museum could house naval collection at Monroe

    The Museum of the Confederacy is considering a presence at Fort Monroe in Hampton where it could showcase its collection of naval artifacts. The Richmond-based museum has an expansion plan underway which would see three satellite locations being set up....
  • Book Review: 'The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn' by Nathaniel Philbrick

    Book Review: 'The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn' by Nathaniel Philbrick
    Massachusetts-based author sifts through history for a closer look at the massacre of U.S. Army troops with Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn The Last Stand Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Nathaniel...
  • 'Jonah Hex'

    Jonah Hex reminds us of how cool Josh Brolin looks on a horse, how at home he seems with a six-shooter, and how perfect his growl is for a laconic, cowboy bounty hunter one-liner. "Five coffins," he counts, Eastwood-style, to some double-dealing...
  • Hiking Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    Hiking Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania
    Midway between Washington and Richmond, this town on the Rappahannock River was fought over and around repeatedly. There are four different battlefields and related historic sites at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial...
  • Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

    Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
    "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • Presidential rankings: Leadership

     
    by Mark Silva On the eve of President's Day, ranking the 42 individuals who have occupied the presidency before now seems a fitting undertaking. That's what "a cross-section'' of 65 historians have done, commissioned by C-SPAN to produce a Historians........
  • GM, Ford Giving Show-Goers $50 Gift Card for Test Drives

     
    If you???re attending the 2009 New York International Auto Show this week, make sure to track down the $50 gift cards Ford and GM are handing out to attendees. They???re not free though; to redeem the $50 gift card, you......