The following is a brief email correspondence that I found amusing. I’m withholding the name and email address of the person who contacted me at Library Juice Press….
I recently borrowed a copy of one of the books you published, Barbarians at the gates of the public library. Preparing the book for Interlibrary Loan distribution, I noticed in the preface an error on page xiii, second paragraph, which reads, “Since the appointment of George W. Bush to the presidency of the United States…” Perhaps your editor did not catch this error and you will correct it to read “Since the election of George W. Bush…” in future printings.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
The author of the preface used the word “appointment” deliberately. It is her opinion that President Bush was not elected by U.S. voters but appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was a subtle statement, and one that perhaps most would disagree with, but not an error.
Thanks for writing to us about it nevertheless.
Kathleen de la Peña McCook is the author of the preface to the book.