The old dodderer behind the maunderings

The Head Curmudgeon in Charge.

Markham Shaw Pyle is an American historian, editor, and publisher: a partner in Bapton Books; author of, inter alia, “Fools, Drunks, and the United States:” August 12, 1941 and Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America; co-author of several further volumes of nonfiction with the British historian GMW Wemyss (The Confidence of the House: May 1940; Sensible Places: essays on place, time, & countryside), including When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic, ’37: The Year of Portent, and the forthcoming history of the Julikrise, The Crisis 1914; lead editor for GMW Wemyss’ acclaimed Village Tales novel series; and a senior editor with RE: WORK Editing, New York and Boston.

He holds his undergraduate degree (Politics & Philosophy) (Special Hons) and his law degree from Washington & Lee. He is unalterably opposed to unnatural fibers, the designated hitter, the new prayer-book, and people who put beans in chili.

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