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  • On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30 Heading into the holiday weekend, there's a range of titles to consider, including what sadly may be James Gandolfini's last movie role, in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With Gandolfini's untimely death on June 19,...
  • Book Review: 'To End All Wars'

    Book Review: 'To End All Wars'
    To End All Wars A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 Adam Hochschild Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 450 pp., $28 We think of Europe in 1914 as a continent all too eager for war — volunteers jamming recruiting offices, festooned soldiers...
  • 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...
  • MLK Memorial shows dedication to the dream

    MLK Memorial shows dedication to the dream
    Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans. Almost a half-...
  • 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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda

    Cruise Port Spotlight: St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda
    When it comes to cruise destinations, Bermuda is definitely in the "pink." Best known for its picture-postcard-perfect beaches with fine, pink sands; for its Bermuda shorts; and for its infamous legendary "Triangle," Bermuda began to be developed in the...
  • Historical Society, VFW Honors Avon's Civil War Soldiers

    Historical Society, VFW Honors Avon's Civil War Soldiers
    Harrison Woodford was one of seven members of the Woodford family of Avon to fight in the American Civil War, from 1862 through December 1864. At his grave in West Avon Cemetery, Woodford's great-grandson, Gordon Woodford of Granby, joined a memorial...
  • Study In Contrasts: Connecticut And Civil War

    The shell from the Confederate mortar, its red fuse glowing “like the wings of a firefly,’’ according to one observer, hung briefly before beginning its descent and exploding directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. That first...
  • The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
  • Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors
    At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011: "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson An Iowa...
  • There are good reasons why liberals dominate academia

    Professor Richard Vatz may be correct in his assumption that there is a bias against conservatives on college campuses, but I believe that it is for good reason ("The diversity hoax: On campus conservatives need not apply" June 23) . He quotes studies...