The Collected Essays of J.H. Plumb: The American Experience

J. H. Plumb, Author, John H. Plumb, Author University of Georgia Press $30 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8203-1118-0
In the second volume of his collected essays, eminent British historian Sir John Plumb brings together book reviews and other articles on America and Americans written for the New York Times , New York Review of Books and other magazines with other already published work. Arranged in three roughly chronological sections, these 41 essays range in topic from the journal of Christopher Columbus to a discussion of drug addiction, the American Revolution, Watergate, biographical studies of Franklin, Jefferson and Washington, reflections on public relations man Ben Sonnenberg, problems of slavery, the satisfaction of dining with Daniel Moynihan at Gage & Tollner's restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Plumb notes that his years in America were the busiest and happiest of his life, and his infectious enthusiasm about this country will delight readers. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/30/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 2 pages - 978-0-8203-1095-4
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