New PDF release: A Life in Our Times

By John Kenneth Galbraith

ISBN-10: 0345303237

ISBN-13: 9780345303233

ISBN-10: 0395311357

ISBN-13: 9780395311356

The richly adventurous memoirs of 1 of the main marvelous public figures to dominate the yank scene over the past decades
 
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“An stress-free publication, jam-packed with enjoyable, filled with knowledge, and entire of infrequent insights into the background of our times.”The New Republic
 
“A delightfully teeming publication . . . [John Kenneth] Galbraith’s comedian voice is a particular and sturdy literary achievement.”Atlantic Monthly

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He required that much time chiefly because he always encountered stretches during which he was unable to proceed, and composition came to a complete halt. Since at least 1871 he had found it necessary, when his “tank had run dry” in this way, to “pigeonhole” his manuscripts. Beginning in the 1870s Clemens turned his attention to writing his autobiography, but only intermittently. Until January 1906 the tank seemed to “run dry” after relatively brief stints of writing or dictating, because he grew dissatisfied with his method of composing the work, or with its overall plan, or both.

He had never heard of the other one, and had never been within a thousand miles of him. This damaged aristocrat’s program was quite definite and business-like: the American Publishing Company must suppress the edition as far as printed, and change the name in the plates, or stand a suit for $10,000. He carried away the Company’s promise and many apologies, and we changed the name back to Colonel Mulberry Sellers, in the plates. Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen. Even the existence of two unrelated men wearing the impossible name of Eschol Sellers is a possible thing.

He had never heard of the other one, and had never been within a thousand miles of him. This damaged aristocrat’s program was quite definite and business-like: the American Publishing Company must suppress the edition as far as printed, and change the name in the plates, or stand a suit for $10,000. He carried away the Company’s promise and many apologies, and we changed the name back to Colonel Mulberry Sellers, in the plates. Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen. Even the existence of two unrelated men wearing the impossible name of Eschol Sellers is a possible thing.

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