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  • Book review: 'White House Diary' by Jimmy Carter

    Book review: 'White House Diary' by Jimmy Carter
    Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons. Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
  • "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" by Randy Roberts

    "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" by Randy Roberts
    "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" By Randy Roberts Yale University Press, 308 pages, $27.50 Joe Louis was a titan, the undisputed heavyweight champion for more than twelve years (and a record 23 title defenses) and, probably, the greatest American hero of...
  • "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder

    "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder
    "Last Words of the Executed" By Robert K. Elder Foreword by Studs Terkel University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50 Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
  • Grim, gruesome — and great

    Grim, gruesome — and great
    Just how bad is this particular bad guy? You don't want to know. Or perhaps you do, which is surely the case if you appreciate the thrillers of Karin Slaughter, an absolute master at describing violence, mayhem and the darkness that stalls and sours...
  • Book calendar events for the week of March 27, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY 826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: Panelists include Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg and Damon Lindelof. Meltdown Comics, 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. $12-$15. (213) 413-3388. http:/...
  • Book calendar events for the week of August 14, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Georgia Jones-Davis and Hilda Weiss: The poets will read and sign their respective new collections, "Blue Poodle" and "Optimism About Trees." Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310)...
  • Dark Passages: Pursued by the 'crooked' past

    Dark Passages: Pursued by the 'crooked' past
    There is no greater joy than when an author whom you've long admired produces his or her best work to date. Already in this column's pages — real or virtual — I've sung the praises of Don Winslow for "Savages," his literary approximation of...
  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Book review: 'Driven West'

    Book review: 'Driven West'
    The genocidal removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. Over and over, A.J. Langguth reports in his unfocused but nonetheless scarifying account, U.S. presidents proclaimed that it...
  • Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again

    Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again
    After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly. At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...