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The Lady with the Borzoi, by Laura Claridge, tells an all-too-familiar story. Alfred A. Knopf put his name on his publishing company, and other media mostly treated it as a one-man operation, but his wife Blanche did a lot of the work and found most of the authors who made the company so good. Theirs was a lousy marriage but a successful operating partnership, kind of like FDR & Eleanor. This book tells the intriguing story, with guest appearances by their pal H.L. Mencken and other major writers they published.
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