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Missouri

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  • 'The Borrower' by Rebecca Makkai

    'The Borrower' by Rebecca Makkai
    In her bracingly tough-minded tale of a discontented librarian who hits the road with a maladjusted 10-year-old, Rebecca Makkai tips her hat to a shelf-load of children's literature, offering sly echoes of everything from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White...
  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
  • Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"

    Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"
    This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery. While Foner,...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • If you go: Missouri

    Best way to Missouri's battlefields From LAX, Frontier and Southwest offer nonstop service, and US Airwasy, Frontier, Delta, United, Continental and American offer connecting service (change of plane) to Kansas City, Mo. Restricted round-trip fares begin...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Speleology on a shoestring

    The Frugal Traveler: Speleology on a shoestring
    When my tour of Slovenia's Postojna Cave started with an underground train ride, I knew it had to be massive. After witnessing the impressive formations, I immediately wanted to see more of the same. For many, experiencing the world's notable cave systems...
  • The great indoors of Missouri

    The great indoors of Missouri
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When asked to guess the most popular tourist attraction in Missouri, even non-Midwesterners probably could make some educated guesses. Mark Twain's home along the mighty Mississippi in Hannibal. The Gateway Arch, downriver in...
  • $50K Reward Offered in Disappearance of 81-Year-Old Newlywed Millionaire

    $50K Reward Offered in Disappearance of 81-Year-Old Newlywed Millionaire
    PLACENTIA, Calif. (KTLA) -- The family of a then-81-year-old newlywed millionaire who disappeared just two days before he was to be reunited with his wife is offering a $50,000 reward for any information on his disappearance. Police are investigating the...
  • Tesla devotees a breed apart

    Tesla devotees a breed apart
    Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson was skimming the information packet for his Tesla Motors board of directors meeting last year when he hit pay dirt about page 50. Spotting details for the Model S sedan that the electric-car company had on the drawing...
  • Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit

    Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit
    "Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...