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Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92.
The mood of London in 1920 reflected not only relief at the end of a devastating war but a psychological hangover that afflicted many who fought in it. In "The Return of Captain John Emmett," Elizabeth Speller has captured the darkness of the era in a poignant prologue describing villagers gathered in darkness to see the passing of a train bearing a flag-draped coffin.
If you seek to capture the essence of a law enforcement legend, look no further than Elmore Leonard, the master of the merry and macabre crime scenario with dialogue to die for.
Beyond the miasma of texting and blogging and tweeting, there is the real world of journalism as Mort Rosenblum lived it and now recalls it.
The ancient and sinister Tower of London that lures more than 2 million visitors a year would be an inspiration for any writer, especially one with the kind of whimsical imagination from which sprouts a world of ravenous ravens and a 181-year old tortoise called Mrs. Cross whose tail has been replaced by a parsnip.
The exploration of the darker reaches of the human mind has long been a speciality of author Val McDermid and she has outdone herself in this strange maze of a psychological thriller.
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Writers, artists and photographers at The Washington Times won 21 journalism awards this week from the Society of Professional Journalists' Washington, D.C., Professional Chapter.