Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 53–66 | Cite as

The frontier in books

  • Richard W. ClementEmail author


Publishing Research National Vision Biographical Memoir Fictional Persona American Frontier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.c/o Dept. of Special Collections, Kenneth Spencer Research LibraryUniversity of Kansas LibrariesLawrence

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