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December 14, 2009
Too Much Money A Novel Dominick Dunne Crown: 288 pp., $26
March 16, 2011
The Company We Keep A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story Robert and Dayna Baer Crown: 305 pp., $26
November 30, 2011
'The Profession' A Novel Steven Pressfield Crown: 336 pp., $25
November 5, 2011
No Higher Honor A Memoir of My Years in Washington Condoleezza Rice Crown: 784 pp.,$35
September 23, 2010
Promise Me How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer Nancy G. Brinker with Joni Rodgers Crown: 356 pp., $25.99
September 17, 2011
THE ROGUE Searching for the Real Sarah Palin Joe McGinniss Crown: 322 pps., $25
November 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Many Angels fans are up in arms today over the fact that Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award over Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who finished a distant second. The voting wasn't even close, with Cabrera being placed first on 22 of the 28 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America . Trout received the other six first-place votes and finished with 281 points. Cabrera finished with 362 points. But really, it was an easy pick. Let's compare the two players.
October 21, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
The lead article in Sunday's Travel section is about the Hawaiian monarchs. As amazing as most of them were, one of the most influential Hawaiians of royal blood was one who never reigned, although she might have: Bernice Pauahi Bishop, known as Princess Pauahi. She was born in 1831, the great-granddaughter of Kamehemeha I, and was schooled at the Chiefs' Children's School, or the Royal School, run by missionaries. It was expected she would marry Lot Kamehameha, who ultimately took the throne as Kamehameha V, but hearing that she was smitten with a young businessman named Charles Reed Bishop, Lot released her from this promise.
May 20, 2000
Reader Stern erred is his May 13 letter when he said one Boston sportswriter didn't vote for Ted Williams as MVP the year he hit .406. That happened in 1947, when Ted won the triple crown but lost to Joe DiMaggio by one vote because one writer left him off his "top 10" list. Ted hit .406 with 37 homers in 1941, the year DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games and won the MVP. Ted also won the triple crown in 1942, but the writers gave the MVP award to the Yankees' Joe Gordon. Gordon had a .322 batting average, 18 home runs and 103 RBIs.
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