National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

Next record >>
Record 1 of 2
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Dear Donald, Dear Bennett : the wartime correspondence of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer / Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer ; introduction by Bob Loomis
Bib ID 77535
Format BookBook
Author
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : Random House, c2002 
ix, 211 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 037550768X (acid-free paper)
Summary

"Donald Klopfer and Bennett Cerf had been partners in Random House for seventeen years, but Donald decided that he had to become a part of an even greater endeavor - the defeat of Nazi Germany. 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.".

"This is nostalgia with substance, and because these letters were never intended to be read by anyone else, they reveal, in a convincing and wonderful way, just how special these two men were and how that specialness was reflected in the company they founded."--BOOK JACKET.

Subjects Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 -- Correspondence.  |  Klopfer, Donald, 1902-1986 -- Correspondence.  |  Random House (Firm) -- History.  |  Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Correspondence.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Other authors/contributors Klopfer, Donald, 1902-1986

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    YY 070.5092 C414 Main Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.