Monday, May 30, 2011

Joshua Kendall interview

In "The Forgotten Founding Father," a new biography of Noah Webster Jr., Joshua Kendall seeks to rehabilitate the "incredible shrinking reputation" of his subject. In today's Failure Interview, Kendall paints a well-rounded portrait of Webster, one that includes his remarkable successes (including "the Harry Potter of its day"), and notable failures (a translation of the Bible and an expurgated anthology of English poetry, to name two).

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