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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Aug. 08, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

Janice Longone, chronicler of US culinary history, dies

Aug. 07, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Janice Bluestein Longone, who is credited with collecting thousands of items chronicling the culinary history of the United States, including cookbooks, menus, advertisements and diaries, has died at age 89. Longone died Wednesday, according to Nie Family...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-PW

Aug. 04, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The 6:20 Man" by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 2. “Shattered” by Patterson/Born (Little, Brown) 3. “Portrait of an Unknown Woman” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 4. “The Liminal Zone" by Junji Ito (Viz) ...

Chrissy Teigen reveals baby bump after 2020 pregnancy loss

Aug. 04, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend are expecting another child nearly two years after the couple suffered a pregnancy loss. Teigen made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram where she posted two photos of her baby bump. She wrote that joy has “filled...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-PW

Jul. 28, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Portrait of an Unknown Woman” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. “The 6:20 Man” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “Shattered” by Patterson/Born (Little, Brown) 4. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin...

Review: 'Proving Ground' profiles first women programmers

Jul. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women who Programmed the World's First Supercomputer,” by Kathy Kleiman (Grand Central Publishing) When the world’s first general-purpose, programmable, electronic computer, known as ENIAC, debuted in 1946, great...

Former Vice President Mike Pence to release memoir in Nov.

Jul. 26, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will publish his autobiography just after this year's midterm elections and it will be titled “So Help Me God.” The book will recount Pence's journey from his Indiana youth to the vice presidency, with stops in the House of...

Baking star Paul Hollywood returns to the classic recipes

Jul. 25, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If Paul Hollywood needed any evidence that he and “The Great British Bake Off” have become pop culture icons, he just needs to turn on Netflix. There last year, in the starry heist film “Red Notice” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 25, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Nebraska’s teachers need our support, and not just higher pay Local school districts are taking good first steps to deal with a shortage of teachers. Just last week, the Elkhorn Public Schools approved...

Diana Kennedy, food writer devoted to Mexico, dies at 99

Jul. 24, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Diana Kennedy, a tart-tongued British food writer devoted to Mexican cuisine, died Sunday. She was 99. Kennedy spent much of her life learning and preserving the traditional cooking and ingredients of her adopted home, a mission that even in her 80s had her...