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Students in the Boots to Books class pose with course instructor and cofounder Manuel Martinez (front row, center). A Vietnam veteran, Martinez has been counseling other vets in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years.


Forty crew members from the U.S.S. Pueblo recently gathered in Vermont to compare memories four decades after North Korean patrol boats fired on them. Their three-week mission had turned ugly in 1968, leading to one combat death and 11 months in captivity. Although the Pueblo retains its Navy commission, the Pyongyang regime has converted the vessel into a tourist site.


With the votes tallied, the results are in. We ve chosen those authors who best lived up to the master of the macabre s style, and it was a difficult decision to make.

Many news reports surrounding the economy are grim. The real estate market is struggling, retirement funds are disappearing overnight, and skyrocketing expenses grab the headlines these days. But it s not all doom and gloom for some of the retired, or those nearly so.

Americans love restaurants. According to the USDA, the average American eats out four times a week.


It was on the worn pages of Thomas Wertenbaker s Father Knickerbocker Rebels that Edwin Burrows first encountered mention of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War.