- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Charles Lindbergh
This is in every way a big book and not just because it weighs in at more than 800 pages. Published in the centenary year of President Woodrow Wilson's first inauguration, it is a sweeping and intensive portrait of a man at the center of 20th-century history.
They were more than angry, those days when Adolf Hitler devastated Europe while America fretted about non-intervention.
Undeniably popular with readers over many decades, Anne Morrow Lindbergh always has struck me as a very problematic figure. She was a skilled writer with a peculiarly seductive style that she was adept at using to take people into the strange, self-referential world that was hers, the still point of whirling celebrity and notoriety mixed with travel and genuine exploration.
For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling a 6-year-old New York City boy 33 years ago in one of the nation's most bewildering missing-child cases.
Estonia will open the Baltic states' largest maritime museum in a hangar once used by Charles Lindbergh.
Look! Up in the sky! It's a ... space shuttle? An unusual flying object came to New York from Washington on Friday — the space shuttle Enterprise.
Look! Up in the sky! It's a ... space shuttle?
Some are old enough to recall pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh's tickertape parade. Others can share vivid memories of World War II or the Great Depression.
The name still resonates and generates goose bumps like few others in the world of spaceflight.
The news media seem obsessed with the serial affairs of a younger Newt Gingrich back in the last century. The anger of his second of three wives mysteriously became national news on ABC's "Nightline" on the eve of the South Carolina primary. Millions watched Mrs. Gingrich II complain that Newt and the current Mrs. Gingrich III had done to her (while ill) just about the same thing that she and Newt had earlier done to Mrs. Gingrich I (while ill).
Pat Troy rattles off the names of famous hands he's shaken with the same matter-of-factness that the bartenders at his well-known Irish pub in Old Town Alexandria have when reciting the draft-beer list.
When 1941 dawned, about half the nation wanted to stand aside from "Europe's wars," and about half thought "preparedness" was imperative to help the embattled British and rearm ourselves. Few actually thought we would be dragged into a war.
Alas, poor Jane. When home shopping network QVC canceled a July 16 appearance to promote "Primetime," her new book on aging, Jane Fonda took to her blog, complaining that the broadcaster had capitulated to "well funded and organized political extremist groups" still unhappy with her 1972 visit to North Vietnam.
The story of Will Rogers has been told before, by Ben Yagoda in a 1993 biography. Rogers, the son of a former slaveholder and Confederate veteran, one-quarter Cherokee with no more than a 10th-grade education, began his career wandering the world before becoming the headliner of the Ziegfeld Follies and columnist for the New York Times. But as Richard D. White Jr. argues in this fine book, Rogers was closer to political power than the average journalist.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2010, joining the ranks of winners that include heads of state and rock stars as the person the magazine believes most influenced events of the past year.
Unlike his wife, the author adds, Lindbergh uttered "no word of remorse or apology for his uncritical attitude toward the horrors of Hitler's regime."