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Lost Boys of Hannibal

In 1967, the largest cave search in US history unfolded in historic Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of author Mark Twain. Three modern day Tom Sawyers, with no caving expertise but an abundance of bravado, made Hannibal ground zero for a terrifying calamity that would leave its traumatic mark for half a century. Read More…

Israeli and Palestinian Voices: A Dialogue with Both Sides

Fresh from the success of her memoir, A Beirut Heart: One Woman’s War, Cathy Sultan now offers readers further insight into the disturbing and seemingly unsolvable situation in the Middle East. Read More…

Ten Years and Change

Michael P. Amram grew up during the Vietnam war and vividly remembers the political atmosphere of the period. The country convulsed repeatedly, spewing out new prototypes for democracy each time. Amid the assassinations and riots, one group challenged the hawkish path that the Johnson-Humphrey administration chose to follow.
What the McCarthy Democrats did was quixotically rare in politics. Read More…

Tragedy in South Lebanon: The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006

Cathy Sultan combines vital history and vivid personal interviews to relate the lives of the oft-ignored civilians of southern Lebanon and northern Israel during the July war of 2006 and its aftermath. She documents how thousands of area residents have been victimized by the hawkish, shortsighted policy decisions of Israel, Lebanon and the United States. Read More…