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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • 'No Man's Land' brings global voice to stories of World War I

    "No Man's Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918," edited by Pete Ayrton; Pegasus (572 pages, $15.95) One hundred years ago this week, British and French forces defeated the German army during World War I in the Battle of the Marne. More than 2...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist; Basic (528 pages, $35) The image of the genteel, benevolent Southern slave owner was the...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Theeb'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - . Naji Abu Nowar's impressive debut feature riffs on oater themes, and the stunning location work in southern Jordan has the grandeur of Monument Valley, yet this is no Western knockoff but a well-told WWI-era story grounded in...
  • In 'Great War' exhibit, Chicago's role and some rousing tunes

    In 'Great War' exhibit, Chicago's role and some rousing tunes
    It's hard to know, at a Newberry Library exhibition, which to like more, the propaganda posters or the sheet music? The downtown historical library has lots of both, further examples of which are part of a new, double-exhibit show looking at American...
  • Man charged in attempted fire bombing of Missouri congressman's office

    KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A Kansas City man was charged on Wednesday with trying to fire-bomb the local office of Missouri U.S. Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver using two bottles filled with charcoal lighter fluid, prosecutors said. Eric King,...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • Next Virginia-class submarine will honor Vermont

    The Navy broke with tradition when it named a Virginia-class submarine for a person: former senator John Warner. Having recently christened the Warner, the service has returned to its practice of naming Virginia-class boats for states. Vermont gets...
  • READER SUBMITTED: World War One Pigeon Program For Kids

    Join us at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington for a free program for kids about World War One pigeons. The book, "Fly, Cher Ami, Fly!," about the famous pigeon who helped save the "Lost...
  • Canada human rights museum stirs controversy as doors open

    WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's museum showcasing human rights opened in the Prairie city of Winnipeg on Friday, dogged by controversy that began long before the first visitor arrived. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a tower of glass and...
  • MV Cape Ray returns to Hampton Roads

    MV Cape Ray returns to Hampton Roads
    The Merchant Marines ship MV Cape Ray and its crew earned two honors Friday for its mission to neutralize 600 tons of deadly Syrian chemical weapons. The crew received the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Cape Ray earned the...
  • Hudson Valley: small towns, artists, farmers, fall color

    Hudson Valley: small towns, artists, farmers, fall color
    Wending our way to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, we cross a creek, meander down a country road, then come to a farm with red barns, split-rail fences and flocks of sheep grazing in the green pastures. We walk past the cream-colored sheep with...