How young Tom Jackson became a perfervid, flinty-eyed, and superbly self-confident military commander, the scourge of Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley — and Robert E. Lee’s most trusted and competent lieutenant — is the subject of S.C. Gwynne’s new book, “Rebel Yell.”
“Why Homer Matters” is Nicolson’s love letter to Homer, his paean to the blind poet, who may not have been a single man, after all, but a conglomeration of musical seers able to memorize hundreds of lines of verse at a time and mesmerize hundreds of audiences at the flick of a soulful switch.
Longtime science-fiction writer Sheri S. Tepper wraps up the trilogy that began way back with “A Plague of Angels” and continued with her more recent “The Waters Rising” with “Fish Tails,” an interesting yet frustrating novel, and one that’s best read in the context of its predecessors.
Parents need to know that "Finding Spring"is an artful, happy read about a bear namedMaurice whosemom leads him to their cozy den to hibernate, but the little bear cub wanders out in search of spring andencounters snow, as well as forest creaturespreparing for winter.He returns, and when he and his mamaawake and emerge, the spring has gloriously sprung. Author/IllustratorCarin Berger's"The Little Yellow Leaf"was named aNew York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2008."Finding Spring"is a charming,classic story to read and reread, perfect for a home library.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Feb. 22, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
Most feature films made during the Golden Age of Hollywood were in black and white, so audiences were dazzled when a movie exploded in Technicolor. The rich, flamboyant use of Technicolor in such late 1930s classics as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind" enchants audiences in the digital era.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.