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  • 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...
  • Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

    Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
    The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
  • Patrick Henry's Virginia home broadens view of historical figure

    Patrick Henry's Virginia home broadens view of historical figure
    BROOKNEAL, Va. — Most Americans know Patrick Henry for one speech: "Give me liberty or give me death," delivered March 23, 1775, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., during the Second Virginia Convention. One place you can learn more...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true

    Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true
    Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic. The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel. The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
  • Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con

    Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con
    A Disposition to Be Rich How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States Geoffrey C. Ward Alfred A. Knopf: 415 pp., $28.95. In 1863, the young...
  • "The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    "The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn" by Nathaniel Philbrick
    "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...
  • 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...
  • Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites

    Ancient mounds are essential Ohio historic sites
    AKRON, Ohio - Ohio is filled with lots of history. There are presidents (eight in all), Indians, a Revolutionary War fort, a War of 1812 naval battle on Lake Erie, the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal. There are figures from Annie Oakley and Gen....
  • Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark

    Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark
    RICHMOND, Va. - Strolling above Beaver Dam Creek, you hardly take note of the languid tributary water that drifts peacefully from the nearby Chickahominy River. Red cutgrass, trumpet weeds and a host of other herbaceous species grow freely on bordering...