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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown, $28). An FBI researcher on leave thinks hundreds of murders, rapes and kidnappings are connected, but no one believes her. Last week: 1 2. "Top Secret Twenty-One" by...
  • So Many Gun-Related Deaths

    Thanks to The Courant for a previous letter crying for our country to stop the deaths by guns by giving an international perspective, wherein it was pointed out that we have more homicides annually here than all the servicemen and servicewomen killed in...
  • Bosnian Serbs erect statue to nationalist who ignited World War I

    Bosnian Serbs unveiled a bronze statue Friday in Sarajevo of Gavrilo Princip, the nationalist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand a century ago and set in motion the First World War, which took 10 million lives and shattered empires....
  • Iraqi, Syrian insurgents declare a caliphate

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday the establishment of the Muslim caliphate and declared that its leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the current head of ISIS. The declaration made official what many observers had expected, a...
  • Iraq should be split up [Letter]

    Iraq should be split up [Letter]
    The situation in Iraq is most analogous to that of Yugoslavia. Both countries were cobbled out of fallen empires after World War I, Iraq from the Ottoman Empire and Yugoslavia from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Long standing ethnic, cultural and religious...
  • Concert Review: Grant Park Orchestra performs Elgar's First

    Concert Review: Grant Park Orchestra performs Elgar's First
    In a few days we'll observe the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the incident that brought about the cataclysm of World War I. Austrian writer Stefan Zweig called the period from just before the war –...
  • World War I: A war too easy to forget

    Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war. "It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
  • Indian Motorcycle roars back into business

    Indian Motorcycle roars back into business
    When 92-year-old Bobby Hill was a young man, he raced Indian motorcycles in Dodge City, Kan., and other tracks across the country, going toe-to-toe with Harley-Davidson bikes in a fierce rivalry. But the Indian motorcycle company, an iconic brand that...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
  • Study of cliff swallows' flight tactics could help design missile guidance systems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. They sing gently outside our windows, these soaring symbols of nature's grace. But sometimes birds' behavior is more consistent with a war movie than a Disney film. A new University of North Carolina study involving cliff swallows...
  • Cheatham Annex celebrates 71 years of service to fleet, family and fighters

    Cheatham Annex celebrates 71 years of service to fleet, family and fighters
    WILLIAMSBURG – It sits in a corner of York County, just off Route 199, next to the York River in the heart of the “Historic Triangle”—Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. The land is rich in history, from the first settlers in the...