November 5, 2011
No Higher Honor A Memoir of My Years in Washington Condoleezza Rice Crown: 784 pp.,$35
November 30, 2011
'The Profession' A Novel Steven Pressfield Crown: 336 pp., $25
March 16, 2011
The Company We Keep A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story Robert and Dayna Baer Crown: 305 pp., $26
September 17, 2011
THE ROGUE Searching for the Real Sarah Palin Joe McGinniss Crown: 322 pps., $25
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
October 21, 2012 |
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.
November 16, 2012 |
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.
April 29, 2013 |
A man takes charge in the House of Orange-Nassau Tuesday, April 30 - - Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands becomes king, the first male head of state in 123 years. The 46-year-old heir to the throne will inherit the crown, scepter and royal apple in a secular ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix will sign a deed of abdication ending her 33-year reign. The new king will be formally invested at Nieuwe Kerk, then will attend a joint session of the Dutch legislature, where lawmakers will pledge their allegiance to the new reign.