Name-Dropping: From FDR On

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 9, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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"Names? You want names? No one knows better ones than John Kenneth Galbraith” (San Diego Union-Tribune). With the dazzling insight, humor, and literary skill that mark Galbraith as one of the most distinguished writers of our time, Name-Dropping charts the political landscape of the past sixty-five years. Drawing on a lifetime of access to many great public figures, the famous economist offers a clear-eyed, unsparing, and amusing “look at prominent people . . . [he] has known, from FDR on” (Larry King, USA Today) and offers a rich and uniquely personal history of the century — a history he helped to shape.

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It is hard to believe that Galbraith is an economist, for he is such a gifted writer. In his latest book, Galbraith (The Good Society, LJ 4/1/96) reminisces about important figures with whom he has ... Read full review


1 On NameDropping
The New Deal
The War in Washington
4 Eleanor Roosevelt
The Essential Enemy
6 Harry Truman and After
7 Too Madly for Adlai
8 John F Kennedy
9 The Kennedy Circle Jacqueline Kennedy
10 Jawaharlal Nehru
11 LBJ
12 Bowles Ball Harriman and the Tyranny of Policy
13 Sketches on the Larger Screen
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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists. His most famous works include The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. Galbraith was the receipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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