Elmore Leonard was born on October 11, 1925. Leonard was a writer of novels, short stories, and screenplays. At the beginning of his career, he wrote mostly Westerns; when he shifted to crime and suspense novels, he became one of the country's most popular novelists.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month, but first, a brief history:
It's the first Monday in October, which is the traditional starting date for a new session of the Supreme Court of the United States.
During Banned Books Week we celebrate freedom of speech and freedom to read. Over the years books, paintings, and movies have been banned, and their creators have been imprisoned, tortured, or exiled in attempting to silence or obliterate them.
Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924. For the first twenty years of his adult life, Capote was one of America's finest writers; later in life, his writing became infrequent and he was principally known as a charming, witty celebrity and talk-show guest.
Baseball is considered to be an all-American sport, but not all Americans have been able to fully participate. The history of Mexican American baseball bears witness to that.