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Life Sketches John Hersey

Life Sketches

John Hersey

Published April 22nd 1989
ISBN : 9780394577845
Hardcover
377 pages
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From Library Journal: Written over a 50-year span, this collection contains 18 profiles of the well known and the obscure. Hersey skillfully presents, for example, a day in the life of Bernard Baruch- John F. Kennedys PT 109 adventure- and a livelyMoreFrom Library Journal: Written over a 50-year span, this collection contains 18 profiles of the well known and the obscure. Hersey skillfully presents, for example, a day in the life of Bernard Baruch- John F. Kennedys PT 109 adventure- and a lively personal encounter with Harry Truman. Just as probing and insightful are his profiles of the less familiar--a black Civil Rights activist, a missionary, and a widow threatened by flood. Although many of these pieces originally appeared in The New Yorker , the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Plain and unadorned, this effortlessly--or so it seems--captures the inner essence of its subjects. For most libraries.- Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt.Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.