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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2007 11:15 pm
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I'm not sure about how all mainstream novels operate on these "endorsements", but I'm pretty sure high tier authors  get paid to review  books,  I know Steven King gets paid to read them and review them.

As for books on history, I can't imagine a historian close to the caliber of McPherson lieing about having read a book. Can you imagine Shelby Foote (before he passed, of course) giving praise to a book he never read (ok, bad example... I can barely imagine him giving praise to anything even if he had read it). I'm with you PVT, I can't imagine any of these men risking their reputation for anything.

Except maybe John Franklin...Duke University you say? Yep, he's a liar, and not to be trusted....

 

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