ON-Lion Letter
Encounter Books has released its Fall-Winter 2009 catalogue, which previews more intellectually stimulating reading in the areas of social criticism, biography, history, politics, culture, public policy, religion, science, and education.  "I am especially pleased by our offerings for this season," Encounter publisher Roger Kimball writes at the catalogue's beginning.
The catalogue also introduces Encounter Broadsides, "a forthcoming series of chapbooks that aims to combine an 18th-century sense of political urgency and rhetorical wit (think The Federalist Papers, Common Sense) with 21st-century technology and channels of distribution," according to Kimball.  "This new venture, which we plan to launch at the end of the summer, will feature prominent writers dilating on a variety of topical issues in an essay of some 5000–8000 words:  long enough to elaborate a case, short enough to be read in a sitting."

The catalogue lists Encounter's past titles, as well.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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