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Life stories : profiles from The New Yorker

Author: David Remnick
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anthology of biographical profiles from "The New Yorker" covers some of the most influential and infamous people of the century, from Ernest Hemingway and Legs Diamond to Adolf Hitler and Edith Wharton.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Life stories.
New York : Random House, c2000
(OCoLC)606290577
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Remnick
ISBN: 0375503552 9780375503559
OCLC Number: 42786135
Description: xii, 530 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Mr. Hunter's grave (George F. Hunter) / Joseph Mitchell --
Secrets of the magus (Ricky Jay) / Mark Singer --
Isadora (Isadora Duncan) / Janet Flanner --
The soloist (Mikhail Baryshnikov) / Joan Acocella --
Time, fortune, life, Luce (Henry Robinson Luce) / Wolcott Gibbs --
Nobody better, better than nobody (Heloise) / Ian Frazier --
The mountains of pi (the Chudnovsky brothers) / Richard Preston --
Covering the cops (Edna Buchanan) / Calvin Trillin --
Travels in Georgia (Carol Ruckdeschel) / John McPhee --
The man who walks on air (Philippe Petit) / Calvin Tomkins --
A house on Gramercy Park (Benjamin Sonnenberg) / Geoffrey Hellman --
How do you like it now, gentlemen? (Ernest Hemingway) / Lillian Ross --
the education of a prince (Prince Michael Alexandrovitch Dmitry Obolensky Romanoff) / Alva Johnston --
White like me (Anatole Broyard) / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Wunderkind (Floyd Patterson) / A.J. Liebling --
Fifteen years of the salto mortale (Johnny Carson) / Kenneth Tynan --
The duke in his domain (Marlon Brando) / Truman Capote --
A Pryor love (Richard Pryor) / Hilton Als --
Gone for good (Steve Blass) / Roger Angell --
Lady with a pencil (Katharine White) / Nancy Franklin --
Dealing with Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) / John Lahr --
The coolhunt (Baysie Wightman and DeeDee Gordon) / Malcolm Gladwell --
Man goes to see a doctor (Max Grosskurth) / Adam Gopnik --
Show dog (Biff Truesdale) / Susan Orlean --
Forty-one false starts (David Salle) / Janet Malcolm.
Other Titles: New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Responsibility: edited by David Remnick.
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An anthology of biographical profiles from "The New Yorker" covers some of the most influential and infamous people of the century, from Ernest Hemingway and Legs Diamond to Adolf Hitler and Edith Wharton.

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