Remembering Chicago's deadliest day
One hundred years ago today, more than 800 people died when the USS Eastland capsized in the Chicago River. Ashes Under Water, by Michael McCarthy, explores the tragedy using previously unpublished material from the National Archives. "Eastland’s owners were aware of stability problems that needed to be repaired but planned to postpone them until after the sailing season ended in 1915 because of the expense,” McCarthy told fellow Lyons Press author Chris Klein for this feature at History.com today.
Stacy Keach wins Hollywood PRISM Award
Stacy Keach, award-winning actor and author of ALL IN ALL: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage won the first PRISM Award ever presented for a literary work. Hollywood's prestigious PRISM Awards are presented each year for productions that accurately depict substance abuse, addiction, treatment and recovery, as well as mental health, in TV, movies, music, and other forms of entertainment.
"Shirley, I Jest!" author continues to charm
Cindy Williams (Laverne of the hit TV show Laverne & Shirley), has been busy promoting her book and charming audiences on the TODAY show, CNN, CBS' The Talk, Inside Edition, and many more. This week, she spoke to Access Hollywood! and about the time she was pranked by Jim Morrison of The Doors.
Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach (Jr.) is a renowned actor on stage and screen.
Linda Kranz
Linda Kranz, winner of the IRA Children’s Choices Award, is the author of eight journals and a craft book, as well as the bestselling Only One You and You Be You.
Stephen Grace
Stephen Grace's employment has ranged from deckhand on Mississippi riverboats to neuropsychological research assistant to whitewater rafting guide.