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It was a book of religious, mystic connotations and
philosophical thoughts. Knopf rightly figured that 10,000
copies would be a rather generous printing for it. Well, the
first thing that you know, it started rolling and now it's in
its second hundred thousand! It was number one for a long time.
It still sells.
It still sells. It's like The Prophet. It will go on
for years. This kind of publishing is even better than books
on Lincoln and dogs!
And yet it's a gamble because you're never sure if it's
going to come through or not.
It's either a tremendous hit or a total miss. Of
course, there are lots of books like it.
That about brings us up to...
One thing that you didn't tell us about was Teddy White.
Why we didn't get Teddy White?
We had Edgar Snow and Teddy White figured that Edgar
Snow was a little too tough competition for him.
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