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E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media
E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media

“Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse.”

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E. B. White on Why Brevity Is Not the Gold Standard for Style
E. B. White on Why Brevity Is Not the Gold Standard for Style

“Writing is not an exercise in excision, it’s a journey into sound.”

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A Witty and Wise 1953 Letter from Legendary Children’s Book Editor Ursula Nordstrom
A Witty and Wise 1953 Letter from Legendary Children’s Book Editor Ursula Nordstrom

On imagination, comfort zones, and how to stand up to mediocre ladies in influential positions.

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Richard Feynman’s Mischievous Nobel Prize Wager
Richard Feynman’s Mischievous Nobel Prize Wager

Fifteen dollars of irreverence and honor, or how to avoid “occupational disease.”

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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy
10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

“Good writing is not a natural gift. You have to learn to write well. Here are 10 hints.”

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A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great
A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great

On depth in simplicity and beauty in plainness.

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