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Extraordinary Lives: The Art & Craft of American Biography
Extraordinary Lives: The Art & Craft of American Biography
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1986
Pages: 251
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 828112193

Product Code: 756751993

William Zinsser (ed). Six eminent biographers explain how they reconstruct other people’s lives, & takes us through a gallery of Amer. lives. David McCullough talks of going to Missouri to find “The Unexpected Harry Truman.” Richard Sewall describes his 20-year search for Emily Dickinson. Paul Nagel tells us about the 4 generations of “The Adams Women.” Ronald Steel recalls how the life of the biographer can become entwined with that of his subject. Jean Strouse discusses the fact that “there are two reasons why a man does anything: a good reason & the real reason.” Robert Caro reveals the frustrations of trying to unearth the true facts about a man (Lyndon Johnson) who wanted to conceal them.

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