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complaining about a couple of the books that we've done-- Fulbright and whatnot. He said, “I've always heard you say that you'll publish books on both sides. Where are your books in favor of our Vietnam policy?" I said, “Find me one. The people who can write books worth publishing are almost one hundred per cent against Vietnam. You get me a good book defending Vietnam, and, by God, I'll be happy to publish it.” He said, “You'll hear from me very soon.” But I haven't heard a word from him since.

Q:

I'd like to go into another little topic if we can. In 1941, toward the end of the year, you published Bud Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run?

Cerf:

The whole story of my relationship with Bud Schulberg is rather an amusing one. It began when I went up to New Haven to see a Yale-Dartmouth football game. For years, the big football game of the year for Dartmouth was Yale-- Harvard to some extent--but Yale was their big game.

Q:

It still is to a certain extent.

Cerf:

I walked into one of the fraternity houses--we were up there for the day--and found there copies of the Dartmouth paper. Here was the day of the big game with Yale, and the Dartmouth paper's great big, right-hand story was about a marble strike in Barre, Vermont! The workers at Barre had



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