A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles has ratings and 10 reviews. James said: You know how sometimes you hear that a musician or band that you like. In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters lives. Get this from a library! A roomful of Hovings and other profiles. [John McPhee] — Profiles include: Thomas P.F. Hoving, art historian, sometime political influence.

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The title essay on longtime Director of the Met, Thomas Hoving, and a second on Temple Fielding, international hovlngs vivant who’s all style and no substance, make for incredible diversions.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Josia rated it really liked it Feb 25, Five profiles make up John McPhee’s fifth book: And you think to yourself, why did I fall for this again? Signed by Author s. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He brings home the impact that individuals, with a passion for their craft, can have on this world.

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He can really put down his thoughts. Return to Book Page. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. But obviously none of the persons profiled by McPhee made lasting impression in my memory. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


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See all 13 reviews. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. His prose is simple and lyrical, his images are sharply focused. MoMA director Thomas P. In the Gibbons story, McPhee includes great background to the events by discussing his attempts to talk Gibbons into their trip. The Control of Nature Kindle Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket.

Anything by John McPhee is worth having. On the Writing Process Kindle Edition. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. But this gives good insight into the time of their influence. Some of his earliest. Virginia rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Wimbeldon grass has a footnote! Want to Read saving…. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Burns rated it it was ok Jul 13, As I read through it, I continually found myself making mental lists of all the people I wanted to lend this book to afterwards – not every essay for everyone, but the first one for Bill, the second for Jessica, the third for Bill and Jessica, the fourth for Brad and Reed, etc.


Fellows, in the Sudan; Robert Twynam, tender of the lawn at Wimbledon; and Temple Fielding, mercurial and influential author of the popular travel guides to Europe. In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

A perfect airline read. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Original grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, green endpapers, top edge yellow. It could be that I enjoy how he usually inserts his own personal details into his later work. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Books by John McPhee. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. One person found this helpful. This guy is one of my writing heroes — entertaining yet amazingly informing.