Tag Archives: John McPhee

Book Review: Coming Into The Country

Coming Into The Country, by John McPhee This book is a somewhat lengthy discussion of three different aspects of Alaskan existence.  Although I have traveled to Alaska, I must admit that I am not very knowledgeable about its ways, although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents, by John McPhee Like many of the author’s books, this happens to be a collection of essays (one of them very lengthy) from the author’s writing.  The essays are miscellaneous, but if you have read and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Looking For A Ship

Looking For A Ship, by John McPhee When one has read enough books from someone, one can get at least a hint into some interests that the author particularly has, and this book demonstrates the importance of logistics and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Silk Parachute

Like several of the author’s books, this particular volume is a collection of somewhat disparate essays of different lengths and content.  All of them are testament to the way that McPhee writes, which is itself a worthwhile element.  In many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Irons In The Fire

Irons In The Fire, by John McPhee Does one need a reason to read a book by John McPhee?  Given this book, and his many other books, it would appear that the existence of such a book is sufficient to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Founding Fish

The Founding Fish, by John McPhee I must admit that I never thought that I would read a book of more than 300 pages that was mostly devoted to various essays about shad.  Nor did I think that I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Patch

The Patch, by John McPhee One of the things that happens when a writer has a lot of material is that one tends to see feasts of scraps made of those materials.  This book is an example of that.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee As someone who is interested in logistics, largely from my own personal experience, I found this book to be deeply interesting.  The author clearly has some personal interest in logistics as well, and knowing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Draft No. 4

Draft No. 4:  On The Writing Process, by John McPhee I must admit that my earliest reading of the author gave me a somewhat slanted perspective of who he was as a writer.  It so happened that my local library … Continue reading

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