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Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events
     

Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events

by Murray Kempton
 

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This is the best of Murray Kempton's columns, essays, reviews, and reportage. In the words of David Remnick, author of Lenin's Tomb, "(this book is) like watching an endless parade of the great characters of American life . . . as rich as a great novel."

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This is the best of Murray Kempton's columns, essays, reviews, and reportage. In the words of David Remnick, author of Lenin's Tomb, "(this book is) like watching an endless parade of the great characters of American life . . . as rich as a great novel."

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Library Journal
Kempton, a columnist for New York Newsday and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, commemorates his long career in journalism with this collection of essays, reviews, and columns. A Pulitzer Prize winner with over 40 years of writing experience, he has focused his attention on public personalities and events. Maintaining a strong personal vision of justice, he examines the lives and actions of the famous and the obscure. From a celebration of the ``journey'' of Thurgood Marshall to his lament over the denial of an Arlington cemetery burial to war hero and Communist activist Robert George Thompson, Kempton applies the same standards to all his subjects. This collection assumes a sophisticated reader with a wide knowledge of the culture and politics of the late 20th century, and some individual pieces suffer from the loss of the context of the times in which they were written. Recommended especially for journalism collections.-Judy Solberg, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812925289
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/25/1995
Pages:
573
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.28(d)

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