Trim: 6 x 9
978-0-8108-3241-1 • Hardback • May 1997 • $128.00 • (£98.00)
William R. Eshelman is retired and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Pat Rom. He continues to write books and articles.
Notable among bonuses provided for the reader are accounts of Eshelman's library and other friendships...there are also interesting summaries of the earlier histories of some of the organisations with which Eshelman has been connected. He weaves into his narrative many details of his personal life and notably those with his wives and families.
— Library History
Eshelman includes recollections of the many colorful personalities of these organizations in this informative and lively volume of autobiography.
— AB Bookman's Weekly
...recommended for all collections supporting a degree program in librarianship or the history of publishing.
To read this is to be reminded of why many of us came into this profession and why we still fight for what it represents—a decent, caring and tolerant society. I am glad I read this book.
— The Library Association Record
The book has many positive qualities, one of which is that Ehsleman is a raconteur par excellence.
— Information & Culture
...primary source material in library history...more interesting and more accessible than other memoirs with which I have struggled. Indeed, this one was fun...he tells it truthfully...and that makes the memoir a must read for any library historian of the period...it gives you a living view of the people and events of the last half century of librarianship...
— College & Research Libraries