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What happened on March 13, 2005












  • Riffing on the remarkable Django Reinhardt David French, David French wrote the liner notes for BMG's recording of Benny Goodman, "Centennial," and is working on a biography of Swing Era trumpet star Ziggy Elman.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

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  • Ripple effect Thomas McGonigle, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov."

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  • A blockbuster effect on art Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a film critic for Time. He is the author of many books, including "Woody Allen" and a forthcoming biography of Elia Kazan.

  • Whitman and war -- a poet among the soldiers Mark Rozzo, Mark Rozzo writes the First Fiction column for Book Review and is a National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University.

  • Fur and sympathy Laurie Stone, Laurie Stone is the author of "Laughing in the Dark" and "Close to the Bone."

  • Mind over gray matter Michael Gorra, Michael Gorra is an English professor at Smith College and the author of "The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany."

  • Blowing the dust off another Founding Father John Rhodehamel, John Rhodehamel is the Norris Foundation curator at the Huntington Library and editor of "George Washington: Writings" and "The American Revolution: Writings From the War of Independence," both from the Library of America.

  • Honor and the British navy Victor Davis Hanson, Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institute, is the author, most recently, of "Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think."

  • A utopian's re-education in realism Andrew J. Bacevich, Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of international relations at Boston University, is the author of "The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War."

  • From the losers' side of the front line Richard Zimler, Richard Zimler is the author of, most recently, "Hunting Midnight," which has been nominated for the International Dublin IMPAC Literary Award, and the forthcoming novel "Guardian of the Dawn."


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