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Was he mad? Would he never come back?
He was angry at us. I wasn't invited down there anymore.
I was even taken off his Christmas card list!
I'm certain that if you could have sat down and explained
it to him...
Oh, I did explain it to him, but his pride was hurt.
I said, “We can't keep these sets. Mr. President, we've taken
a big beating as it is, and now we have a chance of getting
over $20,000 back--selling about 5,000 sets for $4 or $5
apiece.” I told him that all those unnecessary author's
corrections had already run us terribly into the hole.
What did his sets with MacMillan do? Do you know?
Oh, they had learned by our experience. Instead of
doing 15,000 sets, they only printed a few thousand sets.
They didn't make anything on them, but they didn't do any
publicity on them or waste money on elaborate ads and circulars.
Did F.D.R. ever discuss with you any other matters?
Most of the time we talked about books. When I went
to Spain, however, during the Spanish Civil War, I spent an
evening with del Vayo and Alvarez. They gave me messages
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