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How Buffalo Soldiers Helped Win the Spanish-American War...and Saved Teddy Roosevelt

4 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
The Roughest Riders: The Untold Story of the Black Soldiers in the Spanish-American War By Jerome Tuccille 304 pp. $26.95 Chicago Review Press It is one of the most familiar stories drilled into the heads of schoolchildren around the country. How Teddy Roosevelt, riding high on horseback and in the...
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Have you ever wondered who fought in the last military engagement in the Indian Wars? Who was the only unit to attack both high points at the Battle of San Juan Hill? Find out at the Library’s...
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This Year's Houston Shakespeare Festival Concentrates on Battles Large and Small

3 years ago by Margaret Downing
She's a young woman who never wants to get married and spends a lot of time verbally sparring with a male friend, until, of course, they recognize what everyone already knows. He's a young man, known for a somewhat dissolute youth, suddenly thrust into the top job in his kingdom...
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The Five Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Shakespeare and Soccer

3 years ago by Susie Tommaney
Shakespeare, soccer and sneakers, oh my. From highbrow to lowbrow and everything in between, this weekend in Houston is quickly shaping up to have something for everybody. Take your pick of free Shakespeare on the hill all weekend, witness WWE's in-ring action with Shinsuke Nakamura, and see what's new when...
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Rod Stewart Trivia

13 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Think you're a Rod Stewart expert? Take our Rod Quiz and find out. 1. True or false, the following is a verse in "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" "He's acting shy looking for an answer / Come on honey let's spend the night together / Now hold on a minute...
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Ten Years Later, and How Iraq Can Change a Generation's Trajectory

7 years ago by Casey Michel
Every day after baseball practice, my Dad picked me up. Still clad in my dirt-stained pants, still too young to have a full appreciation for deodorant, I would toss my bookbags and gear in the back of our Volvo and jump in the front seat with him. He'd ask how...
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Doctor Who: 5 American Presidents The Doctor Has Met

6 years ago by Jef Rouner
All of space and time at his disposal, and yet The Doctor always seems to end up somewhere on Earth. Man, it's almost like it's cheaper there or something. All joking aside, Doctor Who started out as an educational children's program that was supposed to teach kids about science and...
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Stirred and Shaken

18 years ago by George Alexander
I have always wondered about the cocktail called the Cuba Libre. Which free Cuba are we talking about here? The Fidel-free Cuba of the future? The Batista-free Cuba of Fidel? Drink historians have traced the reference to the Spanish Empire-free Cuba of the post-Spanish-American War era. According to one account,...
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Bloody Tide: How Puerto Rico Affects the U.S.

7 years ago by Michael E. Miller
Julio Ramos Oliver died over a spilled drink. It was just after midnight January 20, and Old San Juan shook with the fiesta de San Sebastián. Under the golden glow of street lamps, more than 100,000 Puerto Ricans packed onto the narrow cobblestone calles for the year's biggest party. Dressed...
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

16 years ago by Lisa Simon
Thursday, February 12 Get your baggy trousers out of storage or shimmy into that swirly skirt -- today's your weekly opportunity to trip the light fantastico at Salsa-thon Ladies Night. Free salsa lessons will be given from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring two professional instructors who'll have you rumba-ing...

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