• Jeff Kaye commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon – Your thoughts to my desk

    2013-01-06 16:47:00View | Delete

    Hi Bev, I’m happy I dropped in, so I can thank you so very much for all your hard work for some time now on the Book Salon. You’ve put out a quality product for years now, one of the very few that one would have to say that without it, the Net would be and feel much depleted.

    On the hard copy vs digital discussion, I read books both ways. Each book I buy has certain choice points that determine which mode I purchase: impulsivity, immediate need, wish to savor and hold, price, general availability, need to reference charts or pictures, etc etc

    I don’t have a favorite Salon. There are authors and subjects that are more or less interesting to me, and my time is often spent on my own projects. But when I have time, I will go to Salons both past and sometimes present.

    If you could ever get Daniel Barbenblatt, author of A Plague upon Humanity: The Hidden History of Japan’s Biological Warfare Program , I volunteer in advance for the Salon. The publisher is HarperPerennial, paperback, 2005 (in print), but was published first in Out of Print hardback in 2004 by Souvenir. While the book is nearly nine years old now, it remains the last major book (in English) published on Unit 731 and the U.S. cover-up, a subject that has profound repercussions through the Korean War and to both the modern stories around both biological and chemical war scares and why the US turned to torture.

    Thanks, again, Bev.