Steve Wasserman, former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, served as editorial director of Times Books and publisher of Hill & Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He is a past partner of the Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency and is currently editor at large for Yale University Press.
As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.
A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.
How in 1960s Berkeley the state waged a two-front war to stamp out opponents, real and imagined, to its rule.