The new book, 'Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History, and Family Wisdom,' shares letters written by Gen. George Patton to his his son. Here are six pieces of advice from these letters.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
A popular new present this year is a Christmas gift box full of food produced on government-confiscated mafia land.
Mt Etna eruption: Europe's most active volcano, Mt. Etna, blew Saturday lighting up the night sky in eastern Sicily.
On Sunday, divers began again recovering the bodies of hundreds of African migrants who drowned last week when a boat packed with 500 people caught fire and capsized near Sicily.
A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire before capsizing, sending hundreds into the Mediterranean Sea Thursday. At least 114 people are dead, some 200 missing, and 159 rescued.
Costa Concordia salvage effort: Righting a cruise ship the size of the Costa Concordia – and so close to the Italian shore – has never been tried before.
Is there really anything more to be said about World War II? The third volume of Rick Atkinson's 'Liberation Trilogy' proves that there is.
The appointment of Italy's first black government minister has brought racist sentiment to the surface.
The national wave of attack on law enforcement officials amounts to an 'attack on the rule of law' that shows 'prosecutors really aren't lawyers, but warriors.' Many are taking extra precautions.
Federal law enforcement arrested dozens during a meeting between Mafia leaders near the New York-Pennsylvania border, as explored by writer Gil Reavill in his book 'Mafia Summit.'