Fergus M. Bordewich
America's Great Debate
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "The Years that Were Fat," by George Kates
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Rewrite, then rewrite, the rewrite.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. "The Magic Mountain," by Thomas Mann
"The Power Broker," by Robert Caro
"The Past Is a Foreign Country," by David Lowenthal
"For Cause and Comrades," by James McPherson
Bruce Catton's three-volume history of the Army of the Potomac
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. William Faulkner