L.A.: Living in harm's way Bernadette Murphy, Bernadette Murphy is the author of three books of narrative nonfiction and a forthcoming novel, "Grace Notes."
Will the ultra-Orthodox hold Israel back? Stanley Gold, Stanley Gold, president and CEO of Shamrock Holdings Inc., is also the chairperson of Hiddush: Freedom of Religion for Israel, a new educational and advocacy Israel-Diaspora partnership (www.hiddush.org).
'The Clinton Tapes' by Taylor Branch Douglas Brinkley, Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University. His most recent book is "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America."