Extraordinary Lives



Extraordinary Lives 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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  • Hardcover
  • 251 pages
  • Extraordinary Lives
  • William Zinsser
  • 07 August 2018
  • 0828112193

10 thoughts on “Extraordinary Lives

  1. JB says:

    How, exactly, do biographers do what they do This book records the lectures of six eminent biographers given in the winter of 1985 at the New York Public Library, wherein they discuss their fascination with their subjects, offer insights into their lives, and elucidate a bit of the process that goes into the production of biographical works.The opening essay, David McCullough talking about his research into Harry Truman, is probably a contender for the best piece in the book McCullough makes t How, exactly, do biographers do what they do This book records the lectures of six eminent biographers given in the winter of 1985 at the New York Public Libr...

  2. Matt says:

    This contains some really interesting insights into how a biography is created This book is the transcript from a series of 6 lectures that were held in the New York Public Library back in 1985, featuring 6 biographers describing either a past biography they wrote or the one they were currently working on at the time I enjoy reading biographies and feel that there are im...

  3. Madonna says:

    Biography writingInteresting if you want to get some ideas on how to approach writing a biography It was not what I expected whenI downloaded the book.

  4. Joy H. says:

    Added 1 3 17 first published 1986 I d love to find an audio version of this book 1 3 17 I posted the following at my Goodreads group today Today I came across something which said that a good question to ask people is What did your father do for a living I read that today while looking inside a book online The book is Extraordinary Lives The Art and Craft of American Biography If I remember correctly, it was in an email ad for book deals The link Added 1 3 17 first published 1986 I d love to find an audio version of this book 1 3 17 I posted the following at my Goodreads group today Today I came across something which said that a good question to ask people is What did your father do for a living I read that today while looking inside a book online The book is Extraordinary Lives The Art and Craft of American Biography If I remember correctly, it was in an email ad for book deals The link is you look inside the book, there s a lot of inte...

  5. Henry Sturcke says:

    Another of the four volumes of the Craft of Writing series, this volume publishes six lectures given at the New York Public Library in the winter of 1985 As well as insights into the lives of those portrayed, the lectures offer a glimpse of how biographers work, both the habits such as visiting the locales where the subject lived and worked, combing archives, and interviewing people who knew the subject, as well as in the sense of the moral compass that guides a biographer in dealing with the l Another of the four volumes of the Craft of Writing series, this volume publishes six lectures given at the New York Public Library in the winter of 1985 As well as insights into the lives of those portrayed, the lectures offer a glimpse of how biographers work, both the habits such as visiting the locales where the subject lived and worked, combing archives, and interviewing people who knew the subject, as well as in the sense of the moral compass that guides a b...

  6. Susan Albert says:

    As a writer of biographical fiction, I rely on the work of biographers, who do the basic research on people s lives Extraordinary Lives offers fascinating insight into the widely differing challenges, commit...

  7. Patrick says:

    Fascinating look into writing a biography by 6 eminent authors Authors are generally told to write to a subject they know Here the authors state the opposite Choose a subject and exhaustively research your subject.

  8. Carol says:

    This book is probably designed to the art of writing a biography but the biographers gave interesting detail of the people they were writing about too.

  9. Joy Cagil says:

    This is one of the most fascinating and memorable books I have ever read The book has been compiled from the lectures given in The New York Public Library on six Monday evenings in the winter of 1985 and edited by William Zinsser The six speakers were all prominent biographers and while they talked about their calling, they also presented facts about their subjects The...

  10. Tom Rowe says:

    What a delightful book This book is a collection of six speeches given by biographers on their work in exploring their subjects and writing Yeah, this book seems very specific in its subject matter I enjoyed each of these speeches whether they were from the three writers whose biographies that I read or the three that I did not I would recommend this if you like reading biographies or if you like reading about writing and research Oh, and the who thing was edited by William Zinsser who is o What a delightful book This book is a collection of six speeches given by biographers on their work in exploring their subjects and writing Yeah, this book seems very specific in its subject matter I enjoyed each of these speeches whether they were from the three writers whose biographies that I read or the three that I did not I would recommend this if you like rea...

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