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What happened on August 15, 2004

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  • A young heroine lifts her veil Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is an editorial assistant for the New Yorker.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

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  • Sleeper, Awake Joseph Stroud

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  • More than the Olympic home Peter Green, Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial professor emeritus of classics at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age." From 1966 to 1971, he lived and worked in Athens.

  • Clear view of a dark town Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

  • Anglo veneer on L.A.'s past Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • The race to a flawless finish Clancy Sigal, Clancy Sigal, a screenwriter, is the author of "Going Away," "The Secret Defector" and "Weekend in Dinlock."

  • 20th century horrors, exhumed Peter Maass, Peter Maass, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, is the author of "Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War."

  • Childhood in a changing nation Gina Nahai, Gina Nahai is the author of several novels, including "Sunday's Silence" and "Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith."

  • Treading water on the border Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is a Times staff writer and a frequent contributor to Book Review.

  • Once in the closet, now in the courts David J. Garrow, David J. Garrow is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Bearing the Cross," a biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • The poetry of defiance Michael McGaha, Michael McGaha is the Yale B. and Lucille D. Griffith professor of modern languages at Pomona College.

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