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  • Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS

  • Los Angeles Times Bestsellers

  • Makin' Jump Shots Michael S. Harper

  • Los Angeles Times Bestsellers

  • The Name Behind the Face MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

  • Beach Party Jingo JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold Story of the Jewish People."

  • Court Jesters BILL PLASCHKE, Bill Plaschke is a Times sports columnist. He is the author of "Hard Knox: The Life of an NFL Coach" with Chuck Knox and "No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Life of Hardball" with Dick Williams.

  • Going Public With the Private Self PATRICK GILES, Patrick Giles is associate editor of Interview magazine.

  • The Power Elite PAUL KENNEDY, Paul Kennedy is the author of numerous books, including "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000." He is a history professor at Yale University.

  • Golden Days THOMAS SANCHEZ, Thomas Sanchez is the author of two California novels, "Rabbit Boss" and "Zoot-Suit Murders," and the novels "Mile Zero" and "Day of the Bees."

  • The Dapper Wolf DAVID THOMSON, David Thomson is the author of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film." A fourth, fully revised, edition will be published this fall.

  • The Poetry of Engagement JOHN PALATTELLA, John Palattella writes about poetry for the London Review of Books, the Nation and Dissent.

  • Postmodern Zionism WALTER LAQUEUR, Walter Laqueur is the chairman of the Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, editor of the Yale "Encyclopedia of the Holocaust," and the author of many books, including "A History of Zionism" and "Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees From Nazi Germany."

  • Brothers in Arms BEN SCHRANK, Ben Schrank is the author of the novels "Miracle Man" and "Consent."

  • The Men Who Knew Too Little WILLIAM W. TURNER, William W. Turner is a former FBI criminal and counterintelligence agent. His most recent book is "Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, the CIA and Other Tails."

  • Three Questions for Kevin Phillips Steve Wasserman

  • L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • The Season of Their Discontent MARINA BUDHOS, Marina Budhos is the author of two novels, "House of Waiting" and "The Professor of Light."

  • A Room of One's Own BARBARA MacADAM, Barbara MacAdam is a senior editor at ARTnews.

  • Endless Summer JOHN FREEMAN, John Freeman writes for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post Book World.

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