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What happened on April 18, 2004



  • The Stalin we hardly knew Richard Lourie, Richard Lourie is the author of the novel "The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin" and of "Sakharov: A Biography."

  • Haiti's echoing victory Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author of "The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier" as well as "Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel."

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Bestsellers / Paperbacks

  • The man who redrew the world Blanche Wiesen Cook, Blanche Wiesen Cook is university distinguished professor of history at John Jay College and the author of "Eleanor Roosevelt."

  • Death's desert trek Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • Bestsellers

  • Southern comfort Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

  • Clues and cash keep flowing Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • First Fiction Mark Rozzo

  • Peter Pan complexity Jon Boorstin, Jon Boorstin is the author of "The Newsboys' Lodging-House, or the Confessions of William James: A Novel."

  • Supporting player in the spotlight James Mann, James Mann, a former Washington and foreign correspondent for The Times, is the author of "The Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet."

  • On the outside looking in Benita Eisler, Benita Eisler is the author of biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Lord Byron and Frederic Chopin.

  • Poignant hope in a Paris refuge Lee Siegel, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • Know them by their deeds Neal Ascherson, Neal Ascherson is the author of several books, most recently "Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland." He is coauthor of "The Nazi Legacy: Klaus Barbie and the International Fascist Connection."

  • New view of the narrow gate Nancy Klein Maguire, Nancy Klein Maguire, a scholar in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is the author of numerous publications on 17th century English theater, politics and history. She is the author of the forthcoming book "Facing God: The Story and Struggles of Ten Hermit Monks."

  • A poet, lonely as a cloud Jamie James, Jamie James is a critic and novelist.











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