| Dec 5, 2010
Going Home to Glory
A Memoir of Life With Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969
David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Simon and Schuster: 324 pp., $28
David Eisenhower's touching memoir of his grandfather's final years raises an uncomfortable issue...
| Dec 16, 2010
There's more than salesmanship at play in Michael Korda's selection of his engrossing new book's title, "Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia."
Korda, now 77, is one of the most successful editors of his generation and a bit of a legend...
| Sep 22, 2010
The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...
| Jul 5, 2011
For the German people, unconditional surrender in spring 1945 meant the end of self-government for the foreseeable future. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower minced no words when he announced that the Allied troops were there as conquerors, not liberators. Of...
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Mar 6, 2011
The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War.
David A. Nichols
Simon & Schuster: 346 pp., $28
As the Middle East has trembled in recent weeks, the Obama administration has struggled for a coherent and forceful...
| Nov 3, 2011
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The U.S. heads into the 2012 presidential contest with a large generation gap in its politics — a rarity in American elections and one that, at least for now, has boosted prospects for a Republican victory, new survey data show.
| Dec 25, 2011
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Each year, the president of the Tournament of Roses Assn. selects a prominent public figure to personify the event’s chosen theme as its honorary Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal rides at the front of the Rose Parade and tosses the coin before the...
| Mar 9, 2012
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Who’s ready to go to war with Iran?
Oh, I forgot. Since we now have an army of professionals, none of the rest of us is actually required to go to war. And, since we now allow commanders-in-chief to unilaterally send that army into battle...
| Dec 14, 2008
Sixty years ago last month, I watched my parents pull the curtains of their voting booths in a Michigan town hall basement to vote for the man who lost the 1948 presidential election. He was Thomas E. Dewey, a Republican widely expected, even by the...
| Nov 28, 2008
In selecting his erstwhile opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to be secretary of State, Barack Obama has gone boldly where no recent president has gone before. Unlike the lawyers, academics and generals who have dominated the office since World War II,...