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  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Parents’ murder uncovers long history of bizarre parental control

    It’s only right that parents want their children to excel. But is it fair to force a child to perform like another Bach, Beethoven or Chopin? What about shaping a young prodigy’s artistic skills to the point where his parents and art critics

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Highlighting African-American literature through history

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    African American literature has a long history, tracing its roots to 18th-century writers such as Phillis Wheatley. In addition to being the first African American to publish a book, “Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral,” 1773, Wheatley was the first person of African descent to

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    Espionage keeps readers guessing in Hiller’s ‘Shake Off’

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    Michel Anton is a likeable, earnest young man who’s quite the survivor. As he says early on in “Shake Off,” he was born in the Sabra refugee camp in Beirut, “just one of the many hundreds of thousands of Palestinians born outside Palestine who

  • Books | February 17, 2013

    ‘Super Brain’ focuses on self-improvement, happiness mental health

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    This is one of the most relevant books I have read about self-improvements to maximize health, happiness and well-being. Deepak Chopra is a medical doctor and Rudolph Tanzi is a professor of neurology at Harvard University. They explain why you should improve your mind and

  • Books | February 10, 2013

    B.B. King’s tells about his life in his own voice in ‘Blues All Around Me’

    You can listen to blues guitar player B. B. King and his band on recordings. You also can hear him when he talks about the blues as well as his life and needs as you read “Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B. B.

  • Books | February 10, 2013

    ‘Unknowing’ touches on the personal, societal

    “The Valley of Unknowing” is the story of Bruno Krug, an East German writer whose best work, the novel “The Orphans of Nested,” was written 20 years ago. It was good — good enough for him to be honored as a literary champion of what he liked

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    The photographic story of the growth, change of the tallgrass prairie

    The tall grass varieties of grass are unique to the Flint Hills. It was dubbed the “great American desert” by pioneers facing the prairie’s vastness. The rich grassland, underlain by limestone rich in calcium, became home to early ranchers and farmers. The book contains

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    Corrupt billionaire manipulates philanthropy

    “Full Black” has a little of everything. It’s got Islamic terrorists, former Russian agents deployed as hit men and a long-range Chinese plot to sap America of its might from the inside out. And, of course, it has some good guys whose mission is

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    ‘Sight Unseen’ describes expedition through the unmapped world

    Before opening “Sight Unseen:  How Fremont’s First Expedition Changed the American Landscape,” the reader would do well to read John C. Fremont’s “Report on an Exploration of the Country Lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    Beer, younger women, sorrow occupy Drew’s life in ‘One Last Thing Before I Go’

    Be a man. Never back down. Stand tall. Don’t cry. Don’t screw up. Heaven help the men of the world. The universe seems to take delight in giving them a load of confusion. And it’s their job to sort through their troubles,


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