Marc Shell: "Polio and its Aftermath" (Harvard U. Press)
Fifty years ago, Jonas Salk announced a vaccine against polio. But the disease remains far from conquered. A survivor of childhood polio examines the impact of polio on our culture and what it still can teach us.
professor of literature at Harvard University and author of "American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni Stutter."