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August - October 2014

The Great War | Great Read is a collaboration with the National World War I Museum commemorating the centennial of the start of World War I with book discussions, films, and events. Learn more...

KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr

In 1935's The Hollow Man, we have the epitome of the locked-room mystery. Not only is the book the exemplar of the type, but a whole chapter in the book is devoted to a lecture by the main detective on the topic of “locked room” murders.

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This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
October 1864
General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri advances on Kansas City, is dealt a crippling blow at the Battle of Westport near the present-day Country Club Plaza, and faces possible annihilation at Mine Creek and Newtonia. Read More...

 

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Gettysburg of the West General Sterling Price

October 23, 1864: Confederate and Union forces battle in Westport, on the grounds of the present-day Country Club Plaza, resulting in a Union Army victory when the Confederate forces flee south.

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Jason Pollen: Unfurled - Opening Reception Jason Pollen: Unfurled - Opening Reception

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