Death: The Greatest Career Move

Two old giants — writer J.D. Salinger and historian Howard Zinn — died this week. When I checked this morning, both their best-known books — “The Catcher in the Rye,” “A People’s History of the United States” — were top-ten bestsellers on It’s a shock to see quality volumes amidst so much trashy political gossip (“Game Change”) and diet books (by such experts as Alicia Silverstone).

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