What happened on April 18, 2004
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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."
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.
A poet, lonely as a cloud Jamie James, Jamie James is a critic and novelist.
The Dashing Man Peter McQuaid, Peter McQuaid last wrote for the magazine on how to throw a party like a pro.
The Common Thread Phil Barber, Phil Barber last wrote for the magazine about walnuts.
I'll Take Manhattan David Lansing, David Lansing last wrote for the magazine about modular kitchens.
Shaving Grace Adam Tschorn, Adam Tschorn's last piece for the magazine was about beer-battered rock shrimp.
Punishment Worse Than the Crime Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman, who specializes in security and intelligence, is a commentator with the Israeli daily Haaretz.
In Iraq, Talk Tough and Carry a Big Stick William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com.
Chicano Advocacy Group Is Signaling a Lane Change Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at New America Foundation.
No Crystal Ball Moises Naim, Moises Naim is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine.
Lights! Camera! Legislative Action! Lou Cannon, Lou Cannon covered politics and the White House for the Washington Post and is the author of five books on Ronald Reagan, most recently "Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power."
Lost in Our Own Little World Chris Toensing, Chris Toensing is editor of Middle East Report, a publication of the Middle East Research and Information Project.
One Step Ahead Howard Blume, Howard Blume is a staff writer for LA Weekly and a tapper.