| Feb 21, 2010
Alexander M. Haig's life threaded through some of the most tumultuous episodes of the second half of the 20th century. An Army officer in Vietnam, a presidential advisor during the Watergate scandal and a key Cabinet member during the attempted...
| Nov 14, 2010
During the last 10 years, I have written about some of the vacations my husband, our three children and I have taken to Ireland, Italy, Paris, Germany, the Netherlands and London. The response has been mixed. Many found inspiration in our tales; others...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Oct 15, 2010
Richard Morefield, a former career diplomat who was the U.S. consul general in Tehran in 1979 when the American Embassy was seized by Iranian militants and he and 51 other Americans were held hostage for 444 days, has died. He was 81.
| Aug 15, 2011
In the summer of 1994, carpet-tile mogul Ray C. Anderson made a sobering discovery: Although his billion-dollar business was the biggest of its kind in the world, everything about it was wrong.
That realization came after reading "The Ecology of...
| Nov 9, 2011
Norman Ramsey, who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in physics for his research into atomic energy levels that led to the creation of the atomic clock and MRI machines, has died. He was 96.
Ramsey died in his sleep Nov. 4 at a nursing home in Wayland, Mass.,...
| Apr 4, 2006
THE METROPOLITAN Museum of Art in New York and the Getty Center in Los Angeles are facing charges of complicity in the acquisition of looted art. The objects in question are ancient artworks and artifacts, but loot can come from any time and any place....
| Feb 29, 2008
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NEW YORK, (February 28, 2008) Maxine Hong Kingston has been named the winner of the 28th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.
The award was announced tonight along with the names of the 45 finalists for...
| May 3, 2009
Army 1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde always had a desire to become a leader and, his family said, as a young man he displayed the confidence, discipline and humbleness to be a natural.
"He was very regimented; he was perfect for the military," his mother, Glenda,...
| May 4, 2009
Lily Burana's "I Love a Man in Uniform: A Memoir of Love, War, and Other Battles" presents itself as a spicy romp through the ins and outs of military wifedom.
In a certain sense, it delivers precisely that, giving us a solid serving of domestic life...