"This is the first book-length scholarly study of Knopf, and it provides an excellent account of the early development of a firm that is widely regarded as one of the finest and most significant American publishers.—Gordon Neavill, Wayne State University
""For readers interested in the history of the publishing industry, this study may prove a good entry point.""—Publishers Weekly
""Engaging . . . Anyone interested in the history of American culture, book culture generally, the history of publishing, book design, the history of marketing and of advertising and business history should read this book. Recommended.""—Hope Lehman on Medium
""The book considers design, marketing, and sales at length, as well as Knopf and Wolf's process of meeting authors and acquiring good manuscripts.""—ProtoView
""A valuable primer for anyone who wants a case study of how a publishing company is built.""—Pub Res Q
""[L]ike most popular historians of publishing, The Lady with the Borzoi doesn’t really explain why or how Blanche and her company were so much more successful than all their competitors in arrogating to themselves the mantle of literary prestige. For that, it helps to refer to another recent book on the company, Amy Root Clements’s The Art of Prestige. Clements focuses on Knopf Inc.’s first decade and a half, during which the firm conjured up its commercially invaluable mystique. . . . What makes the case of Knopf fascinating is how often the Knopfs screwed up. This is why Clements’s title works, too: prestige did not come effortlessly to the Knopfs, or flow inexorably out of their inheritances or lineage or innate genius. Instead, the prestige accrued and sold by Knopf Inc. was artfully fashioned, called into being through acts of will and salesmanship.""—Josh Lambert, Los Angeles Review of Books"