Memories of the Great & the Good
Deploring the current fashion for psycho-biographies, not to mention porno-biographies, of the famous, Alistair Cooke offers celebrations of people he has met during his sixty years of journalism, people he calls the Great or the Good, people who, he believes, have left the world a better or more interesting place.
Here are memories of a weekend with Dwight D. Eisenhower, an afternoon with P. G. Wodehouse, another with Duke Ellington, several nightcaps with Jelly Roll Morton, and recollections of Erma Bombeck, Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, former House Speaker Tip O'Neill, producer George Abbott, global yachtsman Francis Chichester, presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and George Bernard Shaw; along with longer portraits of Churchill, Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and golf great Bobby Jones.
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