From Library Journal
Published to celebrate Random's 75th anniversary, this book collects the correspondence between Random cofounders Klopfer who joined the air force in 1941 and relates the horrors of war and Cerf whose letters document Random's growing business.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Between 1942 and 1945, Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, founding partners of Random House publishing company, enjoyed a lively, witty, and intelligent brand of correspondence. After Klopfer enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces, Cerf kept the publishing wheels grinding while keeping his cherished friend and business associate well informed as to the ensuing literary happenings and mishaps on the home front. Klopfer, an intelligence officer stationed in a B-24 group flying out of England, relayed his wartime experiences and kept his finger in the book business by offering his own opinions, commentaries, and advice to Cerf. The almost daily correspondence that flourished between these two dedicated bibliophiles provides a fascinating overview of a unique partnership, a firsthand glimpse into a glamorous bygone era of publishing, and an intimate portrait of two respected giants of the literary world. Margaret FlanaganCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved