Contents


Mystery Man

The Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921–1960 edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett, and with a foreword by Josephine Hammett Marshall

Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers by Jo Hammett, edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett

Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories & Other Writings selected and edited by Steven Marcus

The Fastest Killer

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775–82 by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox by Jonathan B. Tucker

King of High & Low

Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Stephen King’s Rose Red by Stephen King

The Essential Stephen King by Stephen J. Spignesi

Contributors

Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz ­Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His forthcoming book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World, to be published in the fall of 2014.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Aryeh Neier, former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, is President of the Open Society Institute. He is the author of Taking Liberties: Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He is currently writing a book about Times Square. (February 2002)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.