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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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Core Librarian rated it it was amazing Apr 10, A man who defined himself by his outward appearance, is described by a detailed list of his personal possessions. The John McPhee Reader. Amazon Music Stream millions of hvings. First off, Hovings certainly isn’t billed as that, but it is one of his earliest books, and the 5 essays here are rarities is some of their style and substance.

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Certainly a good collection of personal profiles, I just didn’t find them as compelling as most of his later work.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to “Bart, all the best – John” on the half-title verso, and signed “John McPhee” on the title-page; on the basis of other copies we have handled, the recipient was the author’s friend Bart Britton. Interior clean, binding tight. Please try again later.

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Inscribed to previous owner on half title page. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Robert Twynam, of Wimbledon 5. A Sense of Where You Are: This is an old book and Thomas Hoving’s reign as museum director is long past.

Tim rated it it was amazing Jul 17, But this gives good insight into the time of their influence. Olive green endpapers, light yellow top stain. Josia rated it really liked it Feb 25, And you think to yourself, why did I fall for this again?


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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Stated first printing. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Especially liked the profile of the lawnkeeper at Wimbledon. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Always engaging and informative.