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  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The John McPhee Reader
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
  • 9780374517199

10 thoughts on “The John McPhee Reader

  1. says:

    You know how every New Yorker article you've ever read takes some seemingly mundane item or place and then writes the hell out of it? It starts out interesting but by page 12 you remember you're not actually interested in whatever the topic isW

  2. says:

    Most readers have a favorite author and mine is probably John McPhee A writer of non fiction he takes delight in exploring unconventional aspects of our society presented through colorful individuals and described in crisp and scintillating language This book is a sampler containing excerpts from a dozen books an admirable introduction for anyone new to McPhee's style Collections like this are often disjointed and fragmentary but

  3. says:

    I realize that giving five stars to a reader is sort of like saying that some band's greatest hits album is your favorite CD That said I think that John McPhee is one of the two best American reporters along with Studs Te

  4. says:

    McPhee is ideal for readers who have outgrown Hunter S Thompson and seen through Tom Wolfe He is sometimes dragooned into the ranks of the ‘New Journalists’ wrongly Unusual for an American writer McPhee is so self effacing you wonder whether his shoes even leave footprints He seems capable of injecting almost subject canoes sports nuclear physics oranges with interest and he writes with an unflashy uietly

  5. says:

    A marvelous introduction to the depth and breadth of John McPhee a journalist’s journalist one of the finest living nonfiction writers It is perhaps preferable to read these books in full rather than the snipp

  6. says:

    It's probably a cliche to say that John McPhee is a writer's writer but that's only because he never seems to have the same acclaim among casual readers And as this collection shows that's a damn shameThe first John McPhe

  7. says:

    John McPhee is a renaissance man Basketball tennis oranges hydrogen bombs bark canoes dams wingless flying vehicle medieval relics and the people playing growing inventing flying building studying and opposing them are his subject matter He writes with depth flair and humor And the reader comes away with amazing

  8. says:

    Loved the creative non fiction masterclass in McPhee’s “Searching for Marvin Gardens” essay and some of the sobering profiles like the implications of nuclear technology in the future The Curve of Binding Energy down to the day to day life of a sort of savant yokel priestess that eats roadkill for sustenance in th

  9. says:

    I read what I wanted to out of this it's nice that the book covers a wide range of topics I like his sportswriting the most it really digs into the thought processes behind the most minute decisions of a game

  10. says:

    Interesting and well written set of articles Some feel relevant still

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The John McPhee Reader

Leven others His fertility his precision and grace as a stylist his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers a journalist whom LE. McPhee is ideal for readers who have outgrown Hunter S Thompson and seen through Tom Wolfe He is sometimes dragooned into the ranks of the New Journalists wrongly Unusual for an American writer McPhee is so self effacing you wonder whether his shoes even leave footprints He seems capable of injecting almost subject canoes sports nuclear physics oranges with interest and he writes with an unflashy uietly stylish grace This is a collection of excerpts from McPhee s first twelve books and is perhaps the best introduction to his oeuvre I rather envy anyone coming to it for the first time

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Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken who Geoffrey Wolff said is bringing his work to levels that have no measurable limit who has been called a master craftsman so many times that it is pointless to number them. John McPhee is a renaissance man Basketball tennis oranges hydrogen bombs bark canoes dams wingless flying vehicle medieval relics and the people playing growing inventing flying building studying and opposing them are his subject matter He writes with depth flair and humor And the reader comes away with amazing understanding of his subjects This is a collection of excerpts from McPhee s first 12 books edited and introduced by William Howarth The collection was published in 1976 Bill Bradley went on to be US Senator and I suspect the orange industry in Florida has changed So far we haven t tried space flight powered by hydrogen bombs The story of McPhee visiting the World Trade Center in the early 70 s with a physicist who explains how the building could be brought down by a small easily assembled nuclear bomb was horrifyingly eerie I had to trudge through some of these and others were amazing Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, renaissance man Basketball tennis oranges hydrogen bombs bark canoes dams wingless flying vehicle medieval Homewrecker reader comes away with amazing understanding of his subjects This is a collection of excerpts from McPhee s first 12 books edited and introduced by William Howarth The collection was published in 1976 Bill Bradley went on to be US Senator and I suspect the orange industry in Florida has changed So far we haven t tried space flight powered by hydrogen bombs The story of McPhee visiting the World Trade Center in the early 70 s with a physicist who explains how the building could be brought down by a small easily assembled nuclear bomb was horrifyingly eerie I had to trudge through some of these and others were amazing

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The John McPhee Reader first published in 1976 is comprised of selections from the author's first twelve books In 1965 John McPhee published his first book A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later he had published e. I realize that giving five stars to a reader is sort of like saying that some band s greatest hits album is your favorite CD That said I think that John McPhee is one of the two best American reporters along with Studs Terkel and that this collection does a great job of providing an introduction to his work

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