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The Bedside Urban Voltaire
     

The Bedside Urban Voltaire

by Jack McLean
 

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Jack McLean - aka The Urban Voltaire - was one of the most original columnists in the Scottish press. In the 1980s and 1990s he became an institution with a loyal readership as well as a healthy number of opponents and critics. This is a compilation ebook edition of his columns from the Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman and are guaranteed to entertain, enrage and shock

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Jack McLean - aka The Urban Voltaire - was one of the most original columnists in the Scottish press. In the 1980s and 1990s he became an institution with a loyal readership as well as a healthy number of opponents and critics. This is a compilation ebook edition of his columns from the Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman and are guaranteed to entertain, enrage and shock in equal measure depending on your outlook. Very few subjects escaped McLean's distinctive penmanship over those two decades: education, sport, religion, food and women all find a place in the mix. His writing moves speedily from affectionate reverie in one paragraph to scathing wit the next leaving some readers laughing at one moment and setting with indignation the next. McLean is one of modern journalism's great stylists, a proponent of the written word and remains one of Glasgow's most recognisable icons. Above all he is still great company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906000622
Publisher:
Wilson, Neil Publishing
Publication date:
08/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The third of four children, Jack McLean was born in Huntington, New York, on May 26, 1947. He was brought up in Summit, New Jersey, where he lived until admittance to Phillips Academy, Andover, at age fourteen. Upon graduation, McLean enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After boot camp and a year on stateside duty, he served in Vietnam with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. McLean returned to enter Harvard University in the fall of 1968 as the college’s first Vietnam veteran.

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