Reading for Survival

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Library of Congress, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 26 pages
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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Creator of Travis McGee argues that reading is fundamental to survival. Told as a conversation with McGee's good friend and sidekick Meyer. Pretty awesome--just looked at them used on Amazon, and they're asking $35 for ones in good condition! Read full review

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User Review  - andyray - LibraryThing

Written for the Library of Congress in the year of the book 1987, JMD illustrates his belief that a person who can not read should be pitied. He uses a conversation between Travis McGee and Meyer to ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania in 1916. He attended Syracuse University for his B. S degree, then went on to Harvard University for his M. B. A. After serving during World War II, MacDonald published "Brass Cupcake," his first novel. By the time he had written over 40 novels, MacDonald had received the Ben Franklin Award, the Mystery Writers of America's Grandmaster Award, and the American Book Award. John D. MacDonald died in 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from complications of an earlier heart bypass operation.

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