LINGEMAN, Richard. American, b. 1931. Genres: History, Literary criticism and history, Medicine/Health. Career: Executive Ed., The Nation, NYC, 1978-, senior editor, 1996-. Member. Board of Dirs., Small Town Institute, Ellensburg, Wash., since 1980. Executive Ed., Monocle, NYC, 1960-66; Assistant Ed., New York Times Book Review, 1969-78. Publications: Drugs from A to Z: A Dictionary, 1969, 1974; Don't You Know There's a War On? (history), 1970; Small Town America: A Narrative History 1620 to the Present, 1980; Theodore Dreiser: At the Gates of the City 1871-1907, 1986; Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey 1908-1945, 1990. Address: c/o The Nation, 33 Irving Pl. 8th Fl., New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.