What happened on June 13, 2004
Sued a Physician, Did You? The Doctor Won't See You Now Jamie Court, Consumer activist Jamie Court is the author of "Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom and What You Can Do About It" (Tarcher/Putnam, 2003), which is just out in paperback.
Putting a Good Face on the Final Adieu Mary Roach, Mary Roach is the author of "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" (W.W. Norton, 2003).
The Danger of Too Much Chumminess Milt Bearden, Milt Bearden is a retired senior CIA officer. He is the author of "The Black Tulip," a novel of war in Afghanistan, and coauthor of "The Main Enemy, the Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB."
Violence, Voting Don't Mix Ahmed Rashid, Ahmed Rashid is the author of "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia."
Officials Swallow Industry Claims Greg Critser, Greg Critser, the author of "Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World," is writing a book about the pharmaceuticals industry.
High, and at Risk Patrick Moore, Patrick Moore's most recent book is "Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality," published by Beacon Press.
The Early Birds Michael Jaime-Becerra, Michael Jaime-Becerra is the author of "Every Night Is Ladies' Night."
Battling the Permanent Fiscal Crisis David Osborne, David Osborne, coauthor of "Reinventing Government," is also coauthor, with Peter Hutchinson, of "The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis," published this month by Basic Books.
Stop Winking at Torture and Codify It Alan M. Dershowitz, Alan M. Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard. His latest book is "America on Trial."
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A son's orbit and a mother's trial M.G. Lord, M.G. Lord is a critic and the author of the forthcoming "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."
Beyond the boundaries Scott M. Morris, Scott M. Morris is the author of the novels "The Total View of Taftly" and "Waiting for April."
The march to the battlefield Walter Laqueur, Walter Laqueur is a distinguished scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the author of many books, including "No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century," and the editor of "Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings and Manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Other Terrorists From Around the World and Throughout the Ages."
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Where have all the swimming lizards gone? Richard Ellis, Richard Ellis is the author of "The Empty Ocean" and the forthcoming "No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species."
Turmoil and truce in the city Edward Humes, Edward Humes is the author of "School of Dreams" and "No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court."
A despot's captive ghost Brigitte Frase, Brigitte Frase is a reviewer and contributing editor to the journals Speakeasy and Ruminator Review.
A life reanimated Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a movie critic for Time. He is the author of many books, including "The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art, and Commerce of Walt Disney."