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Maria Gulovich Liu, who as a young schoolteacher in Slovakia during World War II joined the underground resistance as a courier and later helped a small group of American and British intelligence agents evade the German Army as they fled through the...
Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
Charles R. Bond Jr., a retired Air Force major general and one of the last surviving Flying Tigers, died Aug. 18 from the effects of dementia at Presbyterian Village North, an assisted-living community in Dallas. He was 94. In September 1941, he left the...
Times Staff WriterAt a prayer breakfast in Baghdad last week, Col. William Wood tearfully promised soldiers in the California National Guard battalion that the killing and wounding of soldiers in his battered unit would come to an end. No more soldier photographs, he...
BRUCE HOFFMAN is a professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. His most recent book is "Inside Terrorism."'AL QAEDA," President Bush declared confidently in October, "is on the run." The extremists, he said, had "played their hand." The masterminds of the organization had been "brought to justice." But just as we underestimated Al Qaeda before 9/11, we...
Put education first Re “Bid to oust Brewer falls apart,” Dec. 3 It was disheartening to read about the bureaucratic machinations surrounding the failed effort to remove Los Angeles Unified Supt. David L. Brewer. My disappointment was...
Tags: Genocide, Iran, Politics, Healthcare Provider, Labor Legislation
Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
Tags: Panama, Nicaragua, Harry of Wales, Folklore and Mythology, BBC
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTwo or three nights a week, a 29-year-old ex-Peace Corps volunteer named Shaw Talley rolls through the parking lots in his old Volvo wagon, offering help where he can. In spaces where others see a handful of battered RVs and vans, Talley sees lives...
Moyers on Democracy Bill Moyers Doubleday: 416 pp., $26.95 THERE'S A Jeremiah among us and his name is Bill Moyers. He is a product of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, having worked for the president and witnessed firsthand many of that administration's...
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...
Willard W. Scott Jr. Superintendent of West Point Willard W. Scott Jr., 82, an Army lieutenant general who led West Point through the aftermath of a cheating scandal and the introduction of coeducation, died of Parkinson's disease Jan. 1 at his home...
Tags: Defense, U.S. Military, Armed Forces, Politics, Death
Times Staff WriterCAPT. ROB MURDOUGH sweated under body armor in the 90-degree heat as he stepped into a small factory through swarms of flies and an intolerable stink of rotting meat. A stocky 25-year-old West Point graduate from Keene, N.H., Murdough normally...
Tags: Religious Conflicts, Defense, Armed Forces, Death, Murder
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