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Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 10:14 am
During the height of the Depression, central Illinois was convulsed by a vicious coal-mining war that pitted worker against worker, changed an industry, and altered the course of organized labo...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 02:54 am
First initial, last name. More than six feet tall. In his early 20s he made a name for himself in battle, but accounts of his heroism would later be questioned. Well-born, he nevertheless incre...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 01:28 am
"Consider Icarus, pasting those sticky wings on, testing that strange little tug at his shoulder blade, and think of that first flawless moment over the lawn of the labyrinth. Think of the diff...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 08:37 pm
"'Arbolist' ... Look up the word. I don't know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, it's an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees." -- President George W. Bush, USA Today, Aug. 21, 2001 Little...
Thursday, July 1, 2004 04:27 am
No one who reads the remarkable new poems by John Knoepfle can fail to be touched by their penetrating strength. If poems from the sangamon (1985) brought history up out of the Midwest, this on...
Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:44 am
Political potboilers have always scored high on summer-reading lists, and Bush's War for Reelection: Iraq, the White House, and the People seems to qualify. Written by investigative reporter Ja...


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