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➶ [Reading] ➸ Extraordinary Lives By William Zinsser ➫ – Hdizle.me 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 va[Reading] Extraordinary Lives By William Zinsser Hdizle.me 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 va 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 var.

Iety of famous AmericansDavid McCullough takes us along on the exhilarating journey to Missouri to find The Unexpected Harry TrumanRichard B Sewall describes his twenty year search for the elusive poet Emily DickinsonPaul C Nagel tells us about The Adams Women four generations of women he came to admire while writing his earlier biography of the Adams familyRonald Steel author of a much honored biography of the nation's greatest journalist recalls in Living with Walter Lippman how the life o.

extraordinary free lives kindle Extraordinary Lives ePUBIety of famous AmericansDavid McCullough takes us along on the exhilarating journey to Missouri to find The Unexpected Harry TrumanRichard B Sewall describes his twenty year search for the elusive poet Emily DickinsonPaul C Nagel tells us about The Adams Women four generations of women he came to admire while writing his earlier biography of the Adams familyRonald Steel author of a much honored biography of the nation's greatest journalist recalls in Living with Walter Lippman how the life o.

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Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ William Knowlton Zinsser is an American writer editor literary critic and teacher He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune where he worked as a feature writer drama editor film critic and editorial writer He has been a longtime contributor to leading magazines.

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  1. Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBHow 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 in


  2. Ivan Ivan says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBSplendid talks adapted to the written word by William Zinsser by Robert Caro on LBJ and David McCullough on Truman among others In the mid 80s Caro was in the middle of his LBL trilogy which we now know will be five volumes and McCullough had yet to write his Adams biography I loved reading about Caro’s move to the Hill Country in Texas where for three years he lived among the people there and it finally clicked for him why LBJ was so esteemed and why c


  3. Lyn Elliott Lyn Elliott says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBSix American biographers talk about their approaches to biography why they chose their subjects and what matters most to them as writers of biographiesRobert Caro talking of the first volume of his biography of LYNDON Johnson’s says “I was never interested in writing biographies merely to tell the lives of famous men I never had the slightest interest in doing that From the first time I thought of becoming a biographer I conceived of biography as a means of illuminating the times and the great forces that shape the times particularly political power A biography will only do that of course if the biography is of the right man”He did indeed choose the right man for his purpose revealing the dark side of Johnson as well as the good t


  4. John John says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBThis is a book for those who enjoy biographies and wish to learn about the craft and the challenges along with a look at the individuals who are their subjectsThese are not essays but speeches or lectures as they say that these biographers gave in 1985 The two best are Richard Sewall's talk about Emily Dickinson and David McCullough's talk about Harry Truman Sewall's was particularly fascinating because he worked with someone whose parents were actual contemporaries of Emily Dickinson so it is a time travel like essay that brings Dickinson to life perhaps as much as his biography did The current price drop to 199 for the Nook edition at Barnes Noble makes this a good buy as well as a good read


  5. Matt Matt says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBThis 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 important lessons that can be learned from the life experiences of any person This gave me a particular interest in reading this series of lectures because I was curious about the way in which biographies are written Now I want to read all the biographies mentioned in this bookA few selections of my favorite uotesGood biographers combine the arts of the novelist the detective work of the historian and the insights of the psychologistthe single most important element in biography the delineation of characterI've often thought that the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or mora


  6. Harley Harley says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBIf you love to read biographies you need to read this book The book is a collection of six lectures delivered in the winter of 1985 by 6 people who either wrote or were writing a biography The biographers include David McCullough Robert B Sewall Paul C Nagel Ronald Steel Jean Strouse and Robert Caro My favorite talks were by David McCullough on Harry S Truman and Robert Caro on Lyndon JohnsonHere are a few of my favorite uotesThere are two reasons why a man does anything There's a good reason and there's the real reason p 12I believe very strongly that essence of writing is to know your subject DM p 27It's much important to listen when you're interviewing people than to worry about what uestions you're going to ask DM p 45I've come to appreciate that doing biography is as much an artistic calling as struggling with ideas PN p 101The best biographies have always told wonderful stories JS p 164Good biographers combine the arts of the novelist


  7. Madonna Madonna says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBBiography 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


  8. Olivia Olivia says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBVery intriguing facts stemming from those with an interestingboring profession biographer I never really thought of that profession as very interesting until reading this book Now I am intrigued by the profession


  9. Joy H. Joy H. says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBAdded 1317 first published 1986 I'd love to find an audio version of this book1317 I posted the following at my Goodreads group todayToday I came across something which said that a good uestion 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 interesting reading with anecdotes about how the authors of biographies go about their business of collecting infoFROM MY GROUP AT Message #254PS You can download a free Kindle sample of the book at


  10. Henry Sturcke Henry Sturcke says:

    Hardcover ë Extraordinary Lives PDF/EPUB æ extraordinary free, lives kindle, Extraordinary Lives ePUBAnother 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 life of another person Recommended


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