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Douglas Brinkley ("In the Kerouac Archive") is the director of The Eisenhower Center for American Studies and a professor of history at the University of New Orleans. His most recent book is The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House (1998).

Gale Eisenstodt ("Behind the Chrysanthemum Curtain"), a writer based in London, was formerly the Tokyo bureau chief for Forbes magazine. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and Vogue.

Elliot Erwitt (cover) is a photographer whose work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries around the world. He is the author of many books, including Personal Exposures (1988) and Dogdogs, which was published last month.

Lynn Freed ("The Lovely, Lovely") is on the faculty of the Bennington College M.F.A. program. She is the author of Home Ground (1986) and The Bungalow (1993).

David Greenberg (Richard Hofstadter's Tradition), formerly the acting editor of The New Republic, is a Richard Hofstadter fellow in American history at Columbia University.

William Hogeland ("Corn Bread When I'm Hungry") has written about music for the New York Press. He has just completed his first novel.

Carol Kino ("Cutting-Edge but Comfy") writes about art for Time Out New York and Art & Auction. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Artnews.

Lawrence L. Langer ("Pre-empting the Holocaust") is the author of many books, including The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination (1975) and Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory (1991). His article in this issue will appear in slightly different form in his book Pre-empting the Holocaust, to be published by Yale University Press this month.

Nicholas Lemann ("'Ready, Read!'"), the national correspondent of The Atlantic, is the author of The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America (1991).

Valerie Lester (A Bird's-eye View of Nepal) is the author of Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin (1995).

Cullen Murphy ("Anticipation") is The Atlantic's managing editor. His latest book is The Word According to Eve (1998).

Stanley Plumly ("Naps") is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. His most recent book of poems is The Marriage in the Trees (1997).

Margo Rabb ("My Mother's First Lover") is a writer whose stories have been in American Fiction and on National Public Radio.

Anna Rabinowitz ("Brooklyn Snapshot") is the editor of American Letters & Commentary, an annual literary journal. Her first collection of poems, At the Site of Inside Out, was published last year.

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The Atlantic Monthly; November 1998; Contributors; Volume 282, No. 5; page 6.

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