It’s been a while since we’ve put any of our books to the Page 99 Test. Let’s make up for lost time, shall we? Just as a refresher, the Page 99 Test follows Ford Madox Ford’s suggestion to “open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed… Continue Reading It’s time for our Spring ’11 titles to take the Page 99 Test–I hope they studied.
Hot off the press this month is a new book by Chad L. Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era. In the book, Williams reveals the central role of African American soldiers in World War I and how they, along with race activists and ordinary citizens alike, committed to… Continue Reading Chad Williams takes the page 99 test
We’ve previously mentioned the “Page 99 Test,” with which one can “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you,” according to Ford Madox Ford. Marshal Zeringue edits a blog that follows this theme, asking authors to test their books and analyze the content based… Continue Reading ‘Confederate Minds’ and the Page 99 Test
The “Page 99 Test” takes its name and inspiration from Ford Madox Ford, who said,”Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.” As part of the Campaign for the American Reader, Marshal Zeringue has built a blog based on the idea, asking authors to… Continue Reading Loveman’s ‘No Higher Law’ gets the page 99 test