Pg… 30 You Can't Just Hand Out Orders: A Company Commander in Vietnam Confronts the New–Style Draftees. By John Saar. Photographed by Richard L. Swanson
Pg… 38 The Doomed Flight of 'The Free Life': The Strange Story of a Transatlantic Balloon Trip Virtually Bound to Fail
Pg… 44 Look Out, Here Comes Ali!: Still Dripping with Controversy, Former Champ Muhammad Ali Returns to the Ring. Photographed by Gordon Parks
Pg… 50 Unseen Glories of the Reef: The Rich, Lovely?and Endangered?Life of Undersea Coral Glades. Photographed by Stan Wayman
Pg… 58 A Nobel for Solzhenitsyn: The Prize for Literature Goes to Russia's Greatest Living Novelist. By Timothy Foote
Pg… 60 A Child Called Noah: Something is Wrong with the Boy, But No One Knows What?and Nowhere is there to Help. A Father's Own Account, by Josh Greenfeld
Pg… 75 The Bull of the Year
Pg… 76 Mr. Sara Lee, Art Collector: Nathan Cummings is an Entrepreneur in the Grand Manner Both in Business and in Fine Art. "Do People Like Me Go Into Places Like That? By Marie–Claude Wrenn
Pg… 2 Departments: The Presidency: Demand for "Moral Leadership." By Hugh Sidey
Pg… 6 Departments: Gallery: Boy in a Waterfall by George Krause
Pg… 8–20 Departments: Reviews: Julia Child's Long–Awaited Second Volume, Reviewed by Gail Greene
Pg… 8–20 Departments: Reviews: Melvin Maddocks' Choice of Five Notable Books that May have Been Missed
Pg… 8–20 Departments: Reviews: Richard Schickel on the Ersatz Pearl Called "Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Pg… 26A Departments: Letters to the Editors
Pg… 83 Departments: Parting Shots Cover – Muhammad Ali – Look out, he's back! New GIs in Vietnam – commanding them in the old way is out. "The Free Life" – strange story of a transatlantic balloon trip virtually bound to fail. Life of Undersea coral. Nobel for Solzhenitsyn. Son Noah and mental and developmental handicaps. Mr. Sara Lee – Nathan Cummings.