Publishing: Start the Presses

After nearly a month of negotiations, the highly publicized battle over William Manchester's The Death of a President was settled last weekend ex cept for the tidying up of the final legal formalities. The agreement gave Harper & Row clearance to publish the controversial book on schedule in April —with nothing in it that Jacqueline Kennedy wanted out.

The settlement became possible only after the publisher agreed to chop out as many as 10,000 words from the 300,000-word manuscript, and Manchester consented to turn over tapes of Jackie's candid remarks to him during a ten-hour interview. The tapes will be...

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