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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A Roomful of Hovings: Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. See all 13 reviews. Matthieu rated it really liked it Oct 10, Five profiles make up John McPhee’s fifth book: Goes down like find scotch, makes any subject a pleasure to read. Get to Know Us. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped and has some very small chips along edges. Published May 1st by Farrar, Straus and Giroux first published Not Enabled Screen Reader: Mar 29, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Table of Contents Kindle Edition. Overall, the book is in very good better than average used condition. Without these details, I found these essays to be somewhat flat and impersonal. As I read through it, I continually found myself making mental lists of all the people I wante You know how sometimes you hear that a musician or band that you like, is releasing an acoustic, or rarities, or demo album, and you get excited for it’s release, but it always falls flat?

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Oct 25, EmmaB rated it really liked it. A perfect airline read.

A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles by John McPhee

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles. McPhee is my favorite author. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

And Fielding has flashbacks! Product details File Size: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. But obviously none of the persons profiled by McPhee made lasting impression in my memory.

Dustwrapper a bit of scuffing to spine ends of dustwrapper, but overall, a crisp, clean copy of the scarce first edition of the author’s fifth book. I did enjoy the way he descri Certainly a good collection of personal profiles, I just didn’t find them as compelling as most of his later work.

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What a talented writer. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Bob Hogan rated it really liked it Jul 18, I did enjoy the way he described the travel writer, Fielding.

There’s a little of that here, just not as much as I’m used to.

Pieces of the Frame. Otherwise the DJ is clean and bright, and overall it is in good-minus condition. If you are a reader and haven’t read John McPhee, you need to get one of his books and begin.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Interior clean, binding tight. But this gives good insight into the time of their influence. May 1, Sold by: