What happened on April 11, 2004
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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."
When California got tough on crime Barry Krisberg, Barry Krisberg is president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
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.
Boat Deborah Digges
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."
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.
Particle fiction Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.
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."
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."
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."
Fundamentally, Bush Works on Faith Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer, Peter Schweizer, a fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Rochelle Schweizer are the authors of "The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty."
Bush May Find He's Running Against Sweep of History Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips' latest book is "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush."
Not on Our Best Behavior Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is a Los Angeles journalist who reported from Afghanistan last year.
Freedom Brings Few Jobs, But the ANC Still Rules Douglas Foster, Douglas Foster, an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, is reporting from South Africa this spring and summer.
The Case of the Disappearing Hahn Political Base Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior scholar in the school of policy, planning and development at USC and a political analyst for KNBC.
Torn Asunder by 9/11 Aizita Magana, Aizita Magana lives and works in Los Angeles.
Echoes of Iran Sandra Mackey, Sandra Mackey is the author of "The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein."
Cushion of Time Is My Copilot Peter Garrison, L.A.-based Flying magazine columnist Peter Garrison once flew to Japan in his home-built airplane.