The Digital Woodress
Apparently I am behind the times… and the world does move, quickly!
I received a query this morning about where to find a biography of Booth Tarkington. The answer to that, of course, has long been: there has only been one exhaustive biography of Tarkington: James Woodress’s Booth Tarkington, Gentleman from Indiana, published by Lippincott in 1955. And it’s been out of print for over half a century.
Not so fast! Enter the influence of the Internet:
One of the books in the Kansas City Public Library was, yes, the Woodress biography of Tarkington. Thanks to the government of India, you can now not only get a used copy of the original edition (I recommend abebooks.com), you can also get it as a Nook book, in a rather pricey paperback facsimile edition, or… browse it online for free!
One catch… the Indian government apparently created a new title for the book. See if you can spot the difference: Booth Tarkington, Gentleman Form Indiana.
Ah, well. At least the price is right.
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