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The BSI Professions Series marches on, this time in military time. The latest volume in the series is Corporals, Colonels, and Commissionaires: Military and the Sherlockian Canon, edited by Michael Quigley, BSI ("A Large, Brass-Bound Safe") and Marsha Pollak, BSI ("A Small But Select Library").
Together, they tell us the story behind the book: the curious case of the new editor, a unique and helpful structure for the chapters, the classification of the military as a profession, and how Watson's central role in the Sherlock Holmes stories was also rooted in the military.
Marsha's and Michael's backgrounds served them well in their editorial roles, and the book is a must-have for anyone interested in the Canon and the military.
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