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  • Books | April 20, 2013

    ‘Uncovering History’ takes a look at the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn

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    What actually happened at Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25-26 in 1876? A lot of people, both warrior and soldier died in battle. Beyond that, we are not so sure, even though authors over the years have published hundreds, perhaps thousands, of books, monographs

  • Books | April 20, 2013

    Rolling Stones book tackles new band topics

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    If the headline from a recent article published in “The Wichita Eagle” could speak, it would project the tone of proud, boasting parents: “Rolling Stones to tour (and why you should care).” The multitude of Rolling Stones’ fans have shown just how much they care

  • Books | April 20, 2013

    Poetry: the underestimated summer feel-good read


    I recently had a perfect moment. How often do we get to say that? As I was riding my bike down linear park surrounded by my family, with the sun on my face, I wished I could capture the moment, to acknowledge the wonder of

  • Books | April 20, 2013

    Mystery, murder and war go hand in hand in Flynn’s latest

    Mitch Rapp is one of those individuals who’s a great friend and a worse enemy. He’s CIA, the kind of agent who is sent on missions no one else can handle. In “The Last Man,” his mission is to find out who kidnapped

  • Books | April 14, 2013

    ‘A Week in Winter’ is a refreshing story about failure, life and following dreams

    “A Week in Winter” is a delightful read about a woman who had an upsetting turn of events but was able to overcome them to achieve happiness for herself and others. Chicky Starr left Stoneybridge, Ireland, to move to the United States when she was 20

  • Books | April 14, 2013

    The inside and out of a misunderstood mammal

    To set the record straight, an armadillo is a mammal - a warm-blooded, placental creature that bears live offspring and suckles its young. Despite its carapace, which somewhat resembles a turtle’s shell, it is not a reptile like a turtle, nor a cross between

  • Books | April 14, 2013

    How to thrive in the ‘happiest places on earth’

    A while back I wrote about “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest” a bestselling book by Dan Buettner, an explorer, scientist and National Geographic Fellow. The book grew out of a cover story he wrote for

  • Books | April 14, 2013

    ‘Gunfighter in Gotham’ highlights Bat Masterson’s life in the U.S.

    This interesting biography of Bat Masterson’s final 30 years by Robert K. DeArment provides a very different view of Masterson than how most readers think of him. There are few Kansans who haven’t heard of William Barclay (Bat) Masterson. The popular television show starring

  • Books | April 14, 2013

    Alcoholic, potty-mouthed cop solves yet another crime despite his size and faults

    Brainy crime thriller “Standing in Another Man’s Grave” is a good place for unfamiliar readers to enter the long running series created by internationally best-selling author Ian Rankin. Detective John Rebus of Edinburgh first stepped up, prickly and incorruptible, in “Knots and Crosses.” After 20

  • Books | April 07, 2013

    Book asserts that the key to well-behaved pets is well-trained owners

    Many prospective pet owners view spring as an ideal time to bring home a puppy. If committing to a 10- to 15-year relationship with a four-footed companion is your plan for this spring, then also plan to look at “Barron’s Dog Training Bible.” This

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