Resonant Lives

Resonant Lives : Fifty Figures of Consequence

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Paul Greenberg's word portraits of significant political, historical, and literary figures are gathered together here for the first time. This nationally syndicated columnist and winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing has a flair for capturing in a brief span the essence of a personality and the mark that person has made on the world. Includes essays on Beckett, Faubus, Fulbright, Gromyko, Kennan, Lincoln, Mencken, Moyniham, Orwell, and Swaggart, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Isasc Bashevis Singer, Jesse Jackson, Richard Nixon, Ayn Rand and Robert E. Lee. Greenberg's column appears in the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Louisville Courier, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and some fifty other papers.
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  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 159.3 x 235.7 x 17.5mm | 467.21g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0896331539
  • 9780896331532

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In an age when society and not the individual matters, how refreshing it is to come across a writer who examines the lives, styles and ideas of extraordinary individuals, good and bad, as insights to current history, as keys to unlock the mysteries of our own lives and reveal the codes of our times. * The Washington Times * ...offers a wonderful debunking of Ayne Rand...and files perceptive sketches of Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, I.F. Stone, Jimmy Swaggart and Rudolph Hess. * Publishers Weekly * ...Greenberg captures the essence of 50 contributors to politics, literature, and history in these short sketches, some of them obituaries, collected for the first time. Such diverse figures...appear, treated with a clarity and brevity characteristic of journalism at its best.... * Library Journal * Startling in their insight, eloquent, and amazingly rich in detail, these 50 previously published essays truly do resonate the meaning. * Booklist * ...irresistable stories.... * Shreveport Journal *
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