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2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Book Award finalists announced

Tarrytown, NY.- The 2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Book Awards finalists were announced the American Booksellers Association. The nominations for the Indies Choice awards are drawn from titles on the 2011 Indie Next Lists...
ABA announces finalists for Indie Choice awards

...Association announced on March 1 the finalists for the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards, including the E.B. White Read-Aloud...member stores in balloting throughout the month of March. The Indies Choice Book Awards finalists in six categories - adult fiction...
Juneau celebrates Filipino American History Month

Most Americans know that in 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the so-called West Indies, marking the official European "discovery" of the Americas.More obscure is the fact that less than 100 years later, a group...
Jamaican students find warmth in Sitka

...warmth in Sitka. "People are so friendly," said Mardio Grandston, a 22-year-old student from the University of the West Indies. "You guys are very warm and welcoming," agreed Shawn Hutchinson, 23, a culinary arts major at the University of Technology...
Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash

...about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.Horner's credits ran the gamut From big-budget blockbusters to foreign-language indies. He even composed the theme song for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric."His work was nominated for 10 Academy Awards...
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The forgotten battle for Alaska

...British, Dutch and Australian naval assets from the Dutch East Indies and Philippines, using a series of amphibious landings and...which the Empire never recovered. By occupying the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines the Japanese had secured an oil and rubber-rich...
Jane Austen and her groupies

...Longbourn."In "Longbourn" there is war and desertion and whippings, there's mulatto footmen and fortunes made in the West Indies. In "Longbourn" there's the kind of love that makes decent girls abandon their comfortable positions and brave the road...
Learn what happened after the mutiny on the Bounty

...under the command of Capt. Bligh, was sent to Tahiti by the British Admiralty to gather breadfruit plants to take to the West Indies. It was thought that breadfruit could be grown for the nourishment of the numerous black slaves working on the sugar cane plantations...

...home in his teens, went to school in New York to become a diesel engineer and then shipped out to the China Coast, Dutch East Indies, Trinidad and South Africa. He came to Juneau in the 1930s, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and later the U.S...
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...Like most authors in this genre, Cotlow rattles off the death tolls from first contact with Europeans: 6 million in the West Indies, 10 million in the Amazon Basin, 10 million in the Congo and so on, but any armchair anthropologist could do that. His is...


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