The nonfiction I believe in

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“Certainly the basic purpose of nonfiction is to inform, to instruct, hopefully to enlighten.  But that’s not enough.  An effective nonfiction book must animate its subject, infuse it with life.  It must create a vivid and believable world that the reader will enter willingly and leave only with reluctance.”

Russel Freedman, Fact or Fiction (1992)

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