Topic: Pulitzer Prizes
Michele Bachmann won neck-and-neck status with presumed front-runner Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. But with a serious candidacy come tough questions about her record and political assertions.
06/26/2011 05:47 pm
The pen isn't any match for the sword in the short run. But in the long run -- sometimes the very long run -- words, not raw power, bend the curve of history.
06/25/2011 01:11 pm
The Iowa Writers' Workshop, on its 75th anniversary, offers a window into the state of American letters.
06/25/2011 11:25 am
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?
06/21/2011 07:04 pm
In Pictures Iowa Writers workshop 75th anniversary
Looking for a good book for a Father's Day gift? Here are a handful of recommendations that run the gamut from quality nonfiction to fascinating history to page-turning thrillers.
06/14/2011 12:31 pm
Seventy-five years ago this month, a novel by an unknown young journalist from Atlanta was published. Originally submitted as a manuscript stuffed into dozens of manila folders, the book was a love story set against the backdrop of the US Civil War. Today, Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” remains one of the bestselling books of all time. It has been translated into 35 languages, sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide, won a Pulitzer Prize, and earned eight Academy Awards as a Hollywood motion picture. Here are some of the many reasons we still love "GWTW."
06/07/2011 01:10 pm
Some of this summer's most interesting books will taken you traveling: from suburban Vermont to 19th-century Paris, from the sweltering Amazon to 1950s communist China, and from psychological thriller to sci-fi apocalypse. Here are seven of the titles that drew the most enthusiastic thumbs-up from the editors at Amazon.com.
06/01/2011 05:00 pm
Ratko Mladic was already indicted for war crimes when the Monitor helped uncover the Srebrenica massacre -- the worst war crime in Europe since World War II.
05/26/2011 05:31 pm
How 19th-century America’s romance with Paris helped to change the course of US history.
05/24/2011 05:44 pm