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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
John A. Meyers
April 08, 1974
Jonathan Yardley, who is our newest contributing editor and first regular book reviewer, says of his profession: "The greatest pleasure in reviewing books is finding something that is genuinely good and being able to tell other people about it." On page 14 of this issue Yardley tells us something—not good—about the first two of a spate of Henry Aaron books that will be published this spring. And throughout the year at his base in Miami, where he is book-page editor of the Herald and does general reviews for such publications as The New York Times, Book World and The New Republic, Yardley searches through the scores of sports books that come his way.
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April 08, 1974

Letter From The Publisher

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For many of his 34 years—as an unhappy boarding-school student who read novels instead of doing his homework: as the editor of the University of North Carolina's Daily Tar Heel (who once described "in extravagant detail" the birth, under his desk, of a litter of puppies); as an assistant to James Reston on The New York Times; as an editorial writer for the Greensboro Daily News; as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard—Jonathan Yardley was getting ready to take up his calling. We are pleased to be among the beneficiaries of his preparation.

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