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was clearly involved in everybody's mind, whether they admitted it or
But if I understood you correctly, you said that in a way you
kept waiting for Gart to take the reins and--
No, I kept waiting for Shepley.
Shepley! Oh, I see.
No, no. Gart was the sort of “the working editor”. I'm
talking about someone--a very forceful person, who would go out and
sell the idea and be imaginative about it in an overall sense, in a
real publisher-editor sense.
And Shepley had all those qualities. He was imaginative,
he was a driver--
Did you ask him to do that?
I kept nudging him and nudging him and nudging him. And
“oh, yes”--you know: “I'm doing it, I'm doing it. I'm spending two
days a week there.” And I would say: “Well, it would take more than
two days a week.”
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