Books: Publishers' Oscar

Publishers' Weekly's new Carey-Thomas Award* for good publishing — "the creative idea, cooperation with the writer, careful production and imagination and successful marketing" — was awarded for the first time last fortnight. It went to Manhattan publishers Farrar & Rinehart for their Rivers of America Series, of which last year's seven volumes (The Chicago by Harry Hansen; The St. Lawrence by Henry Beston; The Lower Mississippi by Hodding Carter ; The Allegheny by Frederick Way Jr. ; The Sangamon by Edgar Lee Masters; The Kentucky by T. D. Clark; The Wisconsin by August Derleth) were found by Judges Carl Carmer,...

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