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To cherish the life of the world : selected letters of Margaret Mead

Author: Margaret Mead; Margaret M Caffrey; Patricia A Francis
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2006.
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"Margaret Mead was a prolific letter-writer, often far from home and loved ones and always honing her writing and her ideas. To Cherish the Life of the World presents, for the first time, her personal and professional correspondence, spanning almost sixty years. These letters lend insight into Mead's relationships with interconnected circles of family, friends, and colleagues, and reveal her thoughts on the nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Margaret Mead
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mead; Margaret M Caffrey; Patricia A Francis
ISBN: 0465008151 9780465008155
OCLC Number: 65204995
Description: xxxiii, 429 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Family : bread and butter and applesauce --
Husbands : starved for likemindedness --
Lovers : continuingly meaningful --
Friends : a genius for friendship --
Colleagues : what is important is the work --
Growing family : kith and kin.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret M. Caffrey and Patricia A. Francis ; with a foreword by Mary Catherine Bateson.
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This first collection of Margaret Mead's personal correspondence creates a vivid and intimate portrait of an American icon--with a foreword by Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson  Read more...

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