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The John McPhee reader

by John McPhee

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by William L. Howarth.
ContributionsHowarth, William L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAC8 .M266 1977
The Physical Object
FormatTrade paperback
Paginationxxiii, 385 p. ;
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4881878M
ISBN 100394721136
LC Control Number76010582
OCLC/WorldCa3017868

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“The Second John McPhee Reader”, p, Macmillan 7 Copy quote A quarter-horse jockey learns to think of a twenty-second race as if it were occurring across twenty minutes--in .   John McPhee discusses teaching creative non-fiction at Princeton and the process putting together his most recent book 'The Patch'. A Pulitzer winner and Author: Sean Gregory.


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John McPhee, in full John Angus McPhee, (born March 8,Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.), American journalist whose nonfiction books are accessible and informative on a wide variety of topics—particularly profiles of figures in sports, science, and the of his books are adaptations of articles he published in The New Yorker magazine.

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Once called “the best journalist in America” by The Washington Post, John Angus McPhee (born March 8,in Princeton, New Jersey) is a writer and Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Regarded as the key figure in the field of creative nonfiction, his book Annals of the Former World won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.

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