One year ago today, on January 23rd, the world lost a gifted actor, a brilliant scholar of Mark Twain, and a kind, generous, and caring human being. Many of us on this list lost a  friend. Hal Holbrook Z”L — May his memory be a blessing.

Shelley Fisher Fishkin 
Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities; Professor of English, and  Director of American Studies, Stanford University
Mail: Department of English, Bldg. 460, 450 Jane  Stanford Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2087 <>