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The Devil Problem: And Other True Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes about Gary Hart stumbling through life after Donna Rice or Mario Cuomo, who now presides over a Saturday morning radio talk show, fielding questions from crackpots, or about Michael Jordan's awesome return to the Chicago Bulls — or Reggie Jackson's last times at bat.

Remnick's portraits of such disparate characters as Alger Hiss and Ralph Ellison, Richard Nixon and Elaine Pagels, Gerry Adams and Marion Barry are unified by this extraordinary ability to create a living character, so that the pieces in this book, taken together, constitute a splendid pageant of the representative characters of our time.

Synopsis:

In this brilliant collection of profiles, many of which first appeared in "The New Yorker", the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lenin's Tomb" spotlights subjects that range from Mario Cuomo to Dennis Rodman, Ralph Ellison to Ben Bradlee. What emerges is at once a gallery of fascinating characters and a human mosaic of ambition, recklessness, failure, and redemption.

About the Author

David Remnick is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications. Mr. Remnick received a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his first book Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. He was a reporter for The Washington Post for ten years, including four years as Moscow correspondent. A graduate of Princeton University, and former visiting fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Remnick lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679777526
Author:
Remnick, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Remnick, David
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
United States Biography 20th century Anecdotes.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
1st Vintage ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.48x5.52x1.16 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this brilliant collection of profiles, many of which first appeared in "The New Yorker", the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lenin's Tomb" spotlights subjects that range from Mario Cuomo to Dennis Rodman, Ralph Ellison to Ben Bradlee. What emerges is at once a gallery of fascinating characters and a human mosaic of ambition, recklessness, failure, and redemption.
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