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What happened on February 29, 2004











  • Bestsellers

  • Poets' Corner Carol Muske-Dukes

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Contradictions at a city's heart Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • Bestsellers Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores

  • Glimpsing Godard among the layers of anecdote Dana Polan, Dana Polan, a professor of critical studies at the USC School of Cinema-Television, is the author of "Pulp Fiction" in the British Film Institute's Modern Film Classics series.

  • Who was that masked man? Henry Jaglom, Henry Jaglom is a filmmaker whose films include "Deja Vu," "Festival in Cannes" and, most recently, "Going Shopping," which will be released this summer. In 1974, Jaglom received an Academy Award as a presenter of the best documentary of the year, "Hearts and Minds."

  • A pivotal moment for America Fred Anderson, Fred Anderson teaches American history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His most recent book, "Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766," won the Francis Parkman Prize.

  • Delicate perceptions of the natural world Andrew Frisardi, Andrew Frisardi is the translator of "The Selected Poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti," winner of the 2003 Raiziss/de Palchi Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

  • In rhythm with the revolution Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" and the editor of "Cuba: A Traveler's Literary Companion."

  • As labor stands on wobbly legs Stanley Aronowitz, Stanley Aronowitz is the author of numerous books, including "False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness," "From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America's Future" and "How Class Works: Power and Social Movement."

  • Books versus business Lee Siegel, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • A crime saga, shot by shot Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

  • Too adult for her own good Jon Boorstin, Jon Boorstin is the author of "Making Movies Work" and "Pay or Play." His most recent novel is "The Newsboys' Lodging-house, or the Confessions of William James."

  • A homage to the losing side Rebecca Pawel, Rebecca Pawel is the author of "Death of a Nationalist" and "Law of Return," two novels set in Spain immediately after the civil war.



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