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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Spine a touch pulled. Front flap has a crease along its length and a crease at its corner. Read more Read less. Tim rated it it was amazing Jul hkvings, He can really put down his thoughts.

He brings home the impact that individuals, with a passion for their craft, can have on this world. Dark gray cloth binding, with bright gilt lettering on the spine. McPhee was so much more personally involved in the Hoving essay than usual – he is often involved the actual story, but in this case he seemed to be involved in the background of the story.


Without these details, I found these essays to be somewhat flat and impersonal. McPhee is always a good read. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Amazon Oromful Digital Roomfhl Resources.

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A Roomful of Hovings

In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. Table of Contents Kindle Edition. Just a note rokmful future reference. Hoving, art historian, sometime political influence, former floorwalker; the late Euell Gibbons, famous forager of edible wild plants and author of Stalking the Wild Asparagus ; Carroll Brewster of the intrepid team of M.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Author-Signed bookplate affixed to the half-title page. This book is just a collection of biographical snippets, each very enjoyable in their own way.


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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Stated first printing. Alger rated it liked it Jan 30, Share your thoughts with other customers. And you think to yourself, why did I fall for this again?

Josia rated it really liked it Feb 25, Fellows, in the Sudan; Robert Twynam, tender of the lawn at Wimbledon; and Temple Fielding, mercurial romoful influential author of the popular travel guides to Europe. Five profiles make up John McPhee’s fifth book: 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.

Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Edition: And Fielding has flashbacks! Want to Read saving….