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  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • Islands Of The Sound

    Islands Of The Sound
    Most everyone's heard the one about how Tom Thumb of Barnum & Bailey's Circus stayed in a house on the Thimble Islands, or about how Captain Kidd is rumored to have buried treasures there. But how many know about the Thimble Island named Mother-In-Law,...
  • Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

    Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president
    However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote....
  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH ON OPENING DAY!!

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH ON OPENING DAY!!
    ***Fans are encouraged to arrive early to witness the historic event that marks the 100th anniversary of the first presidential pitch on the opening day of baseball season*** March 29, 2010 (Washington, DC) - President of the United States Barack Obama...
  • Corzine Ad Going Too Far?

    Corzine Ad Going Too Far?
    New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's re-election campaign has been running TV ads showing rival Chris Christie in a very unflattering light featuring ominous music, slow-mo video, black and white style freeze frames etc...which is all par for the course...
  • 'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan

    'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan
    The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 324 pp., $27 During 18 years with the New York Times, many as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent, Timothy Egan wrote several nonfiction...
  • December 10 - Author James Bradley

    December 10 - Author James Bradley
    Event: Tonight Pritzker Military Library 610 N. Fairbanks Court, 2nd Floor Chicago (312) 587-0234 Member Reception - 5:00 p.m. Presentation and Live Webcast - 6:00 p.m. To purchase a copy of the book: The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and...
  • Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley

    Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley
    Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check. OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
  • Sunrooms add light, space and value

    Sunrooms add light, space and value
    The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today. "It's a...
  • "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" by John Milton Cooper, Jr.

    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" by John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr. Random House, 702 pages, $35 President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I hope,...
  • Bel Air throws parade for skater

    Bel Air throws parade for skater
    She was ushered through the heart of her hometown as adoring fans snapped her picture and screamed her name, and she later listened as a bevy of elected officials sang her praises and handed her enough proclamations, gift baskets and bouquets to fill a...