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Seventy-five years ago this month an unknown young journalist from Atlanta published her first book, a love story set in the South during the US Civil War. Today, "Gone With the Wind" is one of the most widely read novels in the world. How well do you know this classic American tale of romance and war?
06/07/2011 05:28 pm
It was 150 years ago this week that Confederate troops fired on a federal fort in Charleston harbor and began the violent four-year struggle in which Americans raised arms against Americans. The history books can tell us much about the trauma of war, but for those who prefer the emotional truths that can be conveyed by a good novel, here are 10 classic stories of the US Civil War.
04/13/2011 01:24 pm
Scarlett O'Hara was an iconic movie character during Hollywood's Golden Age. Now, five dresses that actress Vivian Leigh wore in the 1939 classic 'Gone with the Wind' are damaged and in need of repair.
08/11/2010 12:52 pm
Tropical deforestation rates this decade are higher than during the 1990s, resulting in 135 plant, animal, and insect species being lost every day.
11/06/2009 12:00 am