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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield
Just My Type: A Book about Fonts

tutu, September 7, 2011

Full disclosure: I am one of those people whose pulse races when looking at -- or reading about -- fonts. So this book was a romance and a thriller in one for me. I love reading about the provenance of each font, the teeny, tiny differences, the anecdotes, the flubs. I learned that I like the Bembo font.

I can only imagine the conversations about what type to set the book in (Sabon) and how hard the checkers had to work to make sure each font sample was correct. Yikes!
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road

tutu, February 4, 2010

I'm an editor and what I most admire about every Cormac McCarthy book is that I wouldn't remove -- or add -- one single word to his works in order to improve them.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

tutu, January 1, 2010

This book had it all -- characters you'd like as friends, a setting that you were happy to learn more about, a plot that delivered history along with emotions ranging from pathos to humor. I knew next to nothing about the Channel Islands, including the fact that they had been occupied by the Germans during WWII and I came away from this novel wanting to go and walk where these characters walked. Finally, I loved the method used to advance the story -- personal letters among the characters. It challenged the reader to "read between the lines" rather than simply be told what to know from the authors.
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