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What happened on May 16, 1999






  • Once Upon a Time in the West ALLEN BARRA, Allen Barra is the author of "Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many Legends."

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  • Get Real GAVIN LAMBERT, Gavin Lambert is a novelist, screenwriter and film historian whose most recent book is "Nazimova."

  • Dark Star LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN, Lesley Chamberlain is the author of "Nietzsche in Turin" and a collection of fictional Cold War episodes, "In a Place Like That," which was published in the United Kingdom last year by Quartet Books. A former journalist, she is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement in London

  • The Best and the Brightest TOM ENGELHARDT, Tom Engelhardt is the author of "The End of Victory Culture." He is also consulting editor at Metropolitan Books

  • L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author of, most recently, "Apocalypses."

  • Dreams Die Hard BENJAMIN SCHWARZ, Benjamin Schwarz is a correspondent for Atlantic Monthly and a contributing writer to Book Review

  • Blowback MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of "After" and, most recently, "Signs and Wonders." He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College

  • Never Again STANLEY KARNOW, Stanley Karnow, author of "Vietnam: A History," was awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in history. His latest book is "Paris in the Fifties."

  • Black Like Us JONATHAN LEVI

  • The Mystery of Human Desire VICTOR BROMBERT, Victor Brombert, the Henry Putnam University professor of romance and comparative literatures at Princeton University, is the author, most recently, of "In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature 1830-1980 ."

  • The Message of King Sakis and the Legend of the Twelve Dreams He Had in One Night, Anonymous






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