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What happened on April 11, 2004






  • Their very exclusive wartime club Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley is director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and professor of history at the University of New Orleans. His latest book is "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War."

  • The drug that helped win the war Claire Panosian Dunavan, Claire Panosian Dunavan is professor of medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, a practicing infectious diseases doctor and a medical writer.

  • A giant life, lived like no other Allen Barra, Allen Barra is a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of several books, including, most recently, "Brushbacks and Knockdowns: The Greatest Baseball Debates of Two Centuries."

  • Paperbacks

  • Bestsellers

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Giving credit where it's overdue Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus, a lawyer in private practice, is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."

  • Particle fiction Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • Mexican evolutions Hugh Thomas, Hugh Thomas is the author of numerous books, including "Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico" and the forthcoming "Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan."

  • Chasing poetry in the spring Carol Muske-Dukes

  • Caught in a dark history Jaroslaw Anders, Jaroslaw Anders is a writer and translator living in Washington, D.C., who writes about Eastern and Central Europe.

  • Boat Deborah Digges

  • How the Midwest was won Andrew R.L. Cayton, Andrew R.L. Cayton is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, the author of "Ohio: A History of Its People" and the editor of "The American Midwest."

  • When California got tough on crime Barry Krisberg, Barry Krisberg is president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.







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