I never met Richard Todd but I learned so much from Good Prose, one of the best books I've read on writing and editing.
This is lovely. Cullen Murphy remembers Dick Todd, who served as ’s executive editor in the 1970s and 1980s: (If you haven’t read Todd’s “The Thing Itself,” you really must.)
Cullen Murphy on the Chaucerian wisdom of former Atlantic executive editor Dick Todd, who died recently.