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American Civil War (1861-1865)

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  • Civil War to come alive

    Civil War to come alive
    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis never had the chance to meet each other as leaders during a divided America, but they're going to this weekend. The town? Costa Mesa. The place? Fairview Park. The occasion? "The town hall meeting that never...
  • American Idol and Hall of Fame

     
    Before I get to my weekly “American Idol” commentary, I have some final thoughts on this year’s balloting for my Hall of Fame of the area’s most colorful characters. As you’ll see here, this year’s choice is developer...
  • Kevin Costner to star in History channel's 'The Hatfields and McCoys'

     
    Kevin Costner will star in History channel's dramatization of the famous American feud....
  • Music review: Dawn Upshaw, Peter Sellars and George Crumb in the 2011 Ojai Festival

     
    Mark Swed reviews the 2011 Ojai Festival with Dawn Upshaw, Peter Sellars, George Crumb, Maria Schneider and Richard Tognetti...
  • The Reading Life: Geoff Dyer on 'The Missing of the Somme'

     
    Geoff Dyer talks to David L. Ulin about form and the novelistic impulse, war and forgetting and his book "The Missing of the Somme."...
  • Huntington Library sets shows on American history, Chinese mirrors

     
    Two American history shows -- one looking at the sweeping changes spawned by the transcontinental railroad and the other at how Civil War photographs influenced the ways the nation grieved -- will highlight the 2012 exhibition season at the Huntington.......
  • Lessons of America's Civil War

    Lessons of America's Civil War
    Can anything new be said about the American Civil War? Though the causes and campaigns have all been examined by ranks of historians, many books are coming this spring for the 150th anniversary of the war's start on April 12, 1861, when Confederate...
  • Port of Call Spotlight: Nassau, Bahamas

    Port of Call Spotlight: Nassau, Bahamas
    Nassau, the capital of the 700-island chain of the Bahamas, is a popular port of call on Caribbean and Bahamas cruise itineraries departing from Florida ports. It is easily explored independently on foot or via horse-drawn carriage tours, as the cruise...
  • 'News From the Empire' by Fernando del Paso; translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark

    News From the Empire A Novel Fernando del Paso, translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark Dalkey Archive Press: 710 pp., $18.95 paper "What happens," writes the Mexican novelist Fernando del Paso, "when an author can't escape...
  • Barton Gellman's portrait of Dick Cheney, "Angler," among the big winners

    Winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Friday night before an audience gathered in the Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times building. Robert Alter, the author of 22 works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary...
  • Clever and gritty comedy about 1939 Hollywood

    It’s surprising how the definition for success in Hollywood has rarely changed over the last century. Whatever their chosen method, each arriving individual yearns to one day make a big important movie that earns universal acclaim, giving them the...