Jason Epstein is former editorial director of Random House and the first recipient of the National Book Award for Distinguished Service to American Letters. He has edited many well-known writers, including Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, E.L. Doctorow, Philip Roth, and Gore Vidal. He also edited McGeorge Bundy?s ?Danger and Survival: Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifty Years? and Robert Scheer?s ?With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War.?