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A P-51D fighter plane much like the one that Yellin had flown during the war.

There is no shortage of war memoirs in today’s publishing industry. From Afghanistan and Iraq back to Vietnam and Korea, the new volumes of stories about our fighting men and women are piling up quickly.

Alan Seeger as a French Legionnaire.

It is difficult to say how familiar people are with him. Some may have heard his name; others may have read his poems; and still others might recognize his face. 

More than 100 years after his violent death, poet Alan Seeger’s spirit is very much alive, thanks in large part to the efforts of author and historian Michael Hill.

Donald Stratton drops a flower in remembrance from aboard a ship

After three quarters of a century, Donald Stratton remembers December 7, 1941, like it was yesterday. Sitting in his Colorado Springs home, the 95-year-old Navy veteran even recalls what time he had gotten up that morning aboard the USS Arizona.

A surviving copy of De re culinary by Roman gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius.

The best-selling cookbook of 2016 was Ina Garten’s Cooking for Jeffery. Sharing space on that list was Anthony Bourdain’s Appetites, Chrissy Teigan’s Cravings, and Ali Maffucci’s Inspiralized

Early twentieth-century French illustrations for H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, in which Martians attack planet Earth.

Legendary author Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451, 1953) broadly described science fiction as “any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet but soon will, and will change everything…” His view may not apply universally to such stories, but it certainly captures the essence of science fiction as a literary genre.

Author Bram Stoker, best known for his classic novel Dracula.

Dracula. The name alone evokes images of pale skin; long fingernails; sharp, mesmeric eyes; and brilliantly white, blood-laced teeth. 

Portrait of Jane Austen

It's a tale as old as time. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Against all odds, the besotted couple overcomes adversity, unites in marriage, and lives happily ever after.

The Western got its start through dime novels that published highly-embellished tales and illustrations.

There is something about the Old American West that has, for years, enthralled people around the world. For some, it’s the freedom inherent in the open landscape; to others, it’s the sense of danger and excitement associated with its untamed, even lawless, atmosphere.

Modern-day plastic chair.

Chances are you are sitting on a chair as you read this edition of the Tribune. Perhaps it’s a plush recliner or a comfortable rocker. Maybe you’re cocooned within a generous wing chair or wedged into a beanbag chair.