Here, Six Eminent Biographers Explain The Pleasures And Problems Of Their Craft Of Reconstructing Other People S Lives The Result Is A Book Rich In Anecdote And In Surprising New Information About A Variety Of Famous Americans.David McCullough Takes Us Along On The Exhilarating Journey To Missouri To Find The Unexpected Harry Truman Richard B Sewall Describes His Twenty Year Search For The Elusive Poet, Emily Dickinson.Paul C Nagel Tells Us About The Adams Women Four Generations Of Women He Came To Admire While Writing His Earlier Biography Of The Adams Family.Ronald Steel, Author Of A Much Honored Biography Of The Nation S Greatest Journalist, Recalls In Living With Walter Lippman, How The Life Of The Biographer Can Become Entwined With That Of His Subject.Jean Strouse, On The Trail Of J P Morgan, Discusses The Fact That There Are Two Reasons Why A Man Does Anything, A Good Reason And A Real Reason Robert A Caro Reveals The Frustrations Of Trying To Unearth The True Facts About Lyndon Johnson, A Man Who Went To Great Pains To Conceal Them.Together, These Six Biographers Take Us Through A Gallery Of Unique American Lives Most Of Them Moving, Many Of Them Startling, And All Of Them Extraordinary.
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- 251 pages
- Extraordinary Lives
- William Zinsser
- 07 August 2018 William Zinsser