DEAR DONALD, DEAR BENNETT. The Wartime Correspondence of Benett Cerf And Donald Klopfer.
Cerf, Bennett and Donald Klopfer
Price: 25.00 USD
New York: Random House, 2002. War correspondence between these two partners of Random House. Not long after Pearl Harbor, Donald, who was then forty years old, took a leave from Random House and joined the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two and a half years, finally becoming an intelligence major in a B-24 group in England. Donald and Bennett wrote to each other regularly all during that period. Bennett sent Donald long newsy letters about the book business, authors, sales, publishing gossip, as well as about what was happening in New York. Donald reacted in his wise, serene way to Bennett's letters, and conveyed news of what was going on in the war, though sometimes censorship took its toll. 210pp. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.