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Dear Donald, Dear Bennett: The Wartime Correspondence of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer

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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, fina ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 5th 2002 by Random House
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Lisa Stephenson
Donald Klopfer and Bennett Cerf were co-founders of the book publishing house known as Random House. Cerf would become really well-known after the years covered in this book when he was a regular panelist on the TV show "What's My Line?" in the 1950s and 1960s. This book, however, covers the World War 2 years, when Cerf's business partner Klopfer enlisted in the US Army Air Corps after the US entered World War 2. Klopfer was 40 years old at the time, so would not have had to go, but he felt stro ...more
entertaining collection of letters and commentary between bennett cerf and donald klopfer, the young owners of random house. so well written , funny, and informative. plus all the wwii stuff from klopfer's pov in england mostly , and cerf's pov from nyc and paper rationing, new authors, movies, parties, homefront.

cerf was great writer. so was klopfer. random house seemed like a very likable and ethical company, way back when, as opposed to world dominating douche bags now. but i guess the squid-
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