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A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles McPhee, John

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ISBN 10: 0374252084 / ISBN 13: 9780374252083
Condition: Collectible; Good Hardcover
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[SIGNED] New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. Hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. 2nd Printing, SIGNED and inscribed to Washington, DC church by John McPhee on the title page. 8vo.; (6), 250 pages. A collection of five biographical profiles by McPhee: Thomas Hoving, art historian, Euell Gibbons, (Stalking the Wild Asparagus), Robert Twynam, caretaker of the lawn at Wimbledon, Temple Fielding, (Fielding"s Travel Guides) and Carroll Brewster, (an M. I. T. Fellow in Africa). Minor shelf-wear, soiling to dj, faint spotting to fore-edge, else very good overall condition; no owner marking, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (frnc). Bookseller Inventory # FD-V4B0-HGFB

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Title: A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles ...

Binding: Hardcover Oct 17, 1968

Book Condition:Collectible; Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters' lives.

1. Thomas P. F. Hoving
2. Euell Gibbons
3. M.I.T. Fellows in Africa
4. Robert Twynam, of Wimbledon
5. Temple Fielding

About the Author:

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. Also in 1965, he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he has written nearly 30 books, including Oranges (1967), Coming into the Country (1977), The Control of Nature (1989), The Founding Fish (2002), Uncommon Carriers (2007), and Silk Parachute (2011). Encounters with the Archdruid (1972) and The Curve of Binding Energy (1974) were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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