For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
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- Gordon Adams director of security policy studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and former senior White House defense budget official in the Clinton administration
- Loren Thompson chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute
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