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The richly adventurous memoirs of one of the most dazzling public figures to dominate the American scene over the last decades"As a raconteur and a literary stylist he stands with the best. . . . As entertainment, the book is a total success."--The New York Times Book Review"Absorbing and irresistible."--The New Yorker"A highly perceptive commentary on all our yesterdays .The richly adventurous memoirs of one of the most dazzling public figures to dominate the American scene over the last decades"As a raconteur and a literary stylist he stands with the best. . . . As entertainment, the book is a total success."--The New York Times Book Review"Absorbing and irresistible."--The New Yorker"A highly perceptive commentary on all our yesterdays . . . anecdotal, amusing, animated and above all, illuminating."--John Barkham Reviews"An enjoyable book, full of fun, full of wisdom, and full of rare insights into the history of our times."--The New Republic"A delightfully teeming book . . . [John Kenneth] Galbraith's comic voice is a distinctive and durable literary achievement."--Atlantic Monthly...

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ISBN : 9780345303233
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 576 Pages
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A Life in Our Times Reviews

  • Grindy Stone
    2019-01-06 02:35

    John Kenneth Galbraith is taller than you, has a better education, great social connections, and will take the time in his memoirs to remind you of one or more of the above roughly every 25 pages. He writes well enough but by no means is he Arthur Schlesinger, and he overestimates his net contribution to American society and government.

  • Jarno Mehtiö
    2018-12-25 19:31

    Näin kirjoitetaan muistelmat. Hauskat ja informatiiviset. Tuodaan esiin omia heikkouksia, mutta myös pätevyyksiä. Ja sama koskien muita ihmisiä. Sisältää sekä hauskoja kaskuja ja anekdootteja, mutta myös pätevää analyysiä esimerkiksi omasta tieteellisestä työstään ja talousteoriastaan. Lukija saa hyvät valmiudet mm. triologian American Capitalism, The Affluent Society, and The New Industrial Staten sisällöistä. Ja samalla herää kiinnostus tutkia toisen aikakauden liberaali-intellektuellin, Schlesinger, teoksia. Ja Harvardin proffaksi ryhtymistä. Voi kätevästi pitää virkavapaata vähintään joka toinen vuosi.

  • Erik Graff
    2019-01-15 02:42

    Everything Galbraith wrote after leaving agronomics is a delight to read except for his attempts as a novelist. This, one of his more complete memoirs, is no exception. There is much here, particularly as regards the CIA, not mentioned in earlier memoirs.

  • Glenn Bell
    2018-12-23 00:15

    Fascinating insight into politics of the 1950s and 1960s