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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But obviously none of the persons profiled by McPhee made lasting impression in my memory.

Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Get to Know Us. Refresh and try again. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters lives. His prose is simple and lyrical, his images are sharply focused. Hoving, art historian, rooful political influence, former floorwalker; the late Euell Gibbons, famous forager of edible wild plants and author of Stalking the Wild Asparagus ; Carroll Brewster of hovingz intrepid team of M.

A Roomful Of Hovings by McPhee, John

He brings home the impact that individuals, with a passion for their craft, can have on this world. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Fair reading copy only, underlining to about 40 pages, top page edges moisture swollen, not discolored, end page name.


Randall rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Set up a giveaway. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped and has some very small chips along edges.

Original grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, green endpapers, top edge yellow. Tim rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Control of Nature Kindle Edition.

Without these details, I found these essays to be somewhat flat and impersonal. A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles

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Dustwrapper a hovingx of scuffing to spine ends of dustwrapper, but overall, a crisp, clean copy of the scarce first edition of the author’s fifth book. Dark gray cloth binding, with bright gilt lettering on the spine. In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. Looking for a Ship Kindle Edition. McPhee was so much more personally involved in the Hoving essay than usual – he is often involved hocings actual story, but in this case he seemed to be involved in the background of the story.


Otherwise the DJ is clean and bright, and overall it is in good-minus condition.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorkerwhere he has been a staff writer since Reading his prose made me long for longer nights of reading. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Otherwise the book is clean, bright, unmarked except for McPhee’s inscription, of course! Return to Book Page.