| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The two most recent American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed or are disastrously failing.
The United States is being pressed to launch two new wars. There is little public support for any of the four. The government of Israel, the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- When the proposal was initially made for a common European currency, it seemed to this writer to be a good idea, with the flaw that it wouldn't work. Although inexpert in economics (being a product of the age of arithmetic), it struck me as an...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military.
Led by President Obama,...
| Aug 7, 2012
John Keegan, a British military historian whose critically acclaimed books spanned ancient and modern warfare and included the bestselling "The Face of Battle," has died. He was 78.
Keegan died Thursday at his home in Kilmington, England, according to...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30 Heading into the holiday weekend, there's a range of titles to consider, including what sadly may be James Gandolfini's last movie role, in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With Gandolfini's untimely death on June 19,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:18 AM
“Civil War Talks: Further reminiscences of George S. Bernard and his fellow veterans” (University of Virgina Press, 2012) tells of the wartime experiences of Bernard, a Petersburg attorney, who served as a member of the 12th Virginia...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:21 AM
In October of 1861, an obscure foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune led his readers through recent American history — the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the bombardment of Fort Sumter — in the course of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:19 AM
University of Chicago Press
"How Animals Grieve" by Barbara J. King
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln":
"I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Here’s a look back at a few of the Chicago area’s most famous prisoner escapes:
Multiple escapes from Camp Douglas during Civil War era
Chicago’s Camp Douglas was built as a training spot for Union soldiers in the Civil War but was...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A popular summer concert series has seemingly escaped looming federal budget cuts. Fort Monroe's Music By the Bay series will begin June 13 and with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble.
Concerts take place on Thursday evenings at...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Cecil W. Thomas III strides down an old brick walk outside historic St. John's Church, scanning its ancient cemetery left and right for the tell-tale signs of Civil War soldiers.
Hundreds and hundreds of tombstones and monuments rise from the earth...