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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • In a word: soi-disant

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  SOI-DISANT English has a complicated relationship with...
  • Dorothy Hodgkin: The making of a brainiac

    Dorothy Hodgkin: The making of a brainiac
    Dorothy Hodgkin made incredible contributions to science. But while checking out the achievements of this Google Doodle-celebrated chemist, pause to appreciate some of the factors that shaped her intellect -- intriguing parents and a childhood that smacks...
  • CANNES: 'Beyond the Edge' Helmer Leanne Pooley Directs Animated War Docu '25 April'

    CANNES -- Leanne Pooley, whose last pic "Beyond the Edge" played at the Toronto Film Festival, has kicked off production on "25 April," an animated docu drama about Gallipoli, the World War I battle in which thousands of Australians and New Zealanders...
  • Film Review: 'Jazz in Turkey'

    A thoroughly researched oral history spiced with a fine selection of archival performances, Batu Aykol's docu "Jazz in Turkey" is both a chronological history of jazz in his homeland and an exploration of the impact of jazz music there. As compiled from...
  • Marion Cotillard on Her 'Two Days, One Night' Role: 'I Had Written Her Whole Life Before We Meet Her'

    It is the voice -- lilting, lightly French-accented -- that one notices first, even before fully registering the famous face. You notice it because, in the movies, Marion Cotillard so rarely sounds like herself, whether affecting Edith Piaf's nasal warble...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • WWI, the not so great war

    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]

    WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Crossbones'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- TV HIGHLIGHTS SERIES Crossbones The series ends...
  • Robert M. Grant, 1917-2014

    Robert M. Grant, 1917-2014
    Robert M. Grant was a prolific and widely recognized scholar and professor of ancient Christianity at the University of Chicago who also published books on a side interest, World War I U-boats. Mr. Grant, 96, the son of another noted theologian,...
  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...