Education: Bookman to the World

The Russians stirred a lot of worry a few years ago by saturating the Middle and Far East with low-priced books. But the Russians keep running up against a formidable obstacle: a great curiosity for American books. In Egypt 50% of publishers' lists are books of U.S. origin. In Iran a Persian edition of Dr. Spock's baby book was hard to get published because the printers kept snitching page proofs to take home to their wives. In other countries the primer style of U.S. textbooks (often none too popular at home) is highly esteemed for self-teaching. This vast foreign market is...

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