Corwin (Trivializing America, LJ 12/1/83) is Mr. Radio: writer, programmer, advocate, interviewer, and network honcho. As a wit, punster, master of the terse reply, and arguer and persuader, he is a practitioner of ornate English. Written to everyone under the sun, his letters from 1927 to the present show us a knowledgeable, humane, and committed artist/advocate. Whether writing to family about personal matters or to world figures about issues and events, Corwin documents the history of radio, offering a unique view of America. Only lightly edited, this collection could use more narrative connections and an index of correspondents and subjects. Still, it is a heady trip. Corwin provides the best comments: "Phew!...Many interjections are called, but phew is chosen."-Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.