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Although Clay Blair, Jr., the author, is best known for his books on military history, "The Board Room" was Mr. Blair's first novel. Blair was chief editor of "Saturday Evening Post" from 1962 to 1964, and without a doubt, he drew on his real-life experiences as a basis for this book. Anyone that has ever worked in the magazine publishing industry would probably truly enjoy the book. Pick up the book and meet Lee Crawford, an editor who accepts the challenge of breathing new life into a failing magazine called The Weekly Tribune. All the time I was reading the book, I couldn't help but think "this is probably true, how does the saying go -- the names have been changed to protect the innocent"?