Books by John McPhee and Complete Book Reviews

John McPhee, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $35 (696p) ISBN 978-0-374-10520-4
A feast for all John McPhee fans, this major book incorporates some of the author's best work on geology into a comprehensive tour de force. Those familiar with McPhee's writing on the subject of geology will know that his narrative includes not...
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John McPhee, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $18.95 (242p) ISBN 978-0-374-19077-4
McPhee joined a friend, merchant mariner Andy Chase, on a 42-day voyage from Charleston, S.C., through the Panama Canal, down the Pacific coast of South America. A gem of a book, this leisurely, unpretentious log is a paean to the United States...
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John McPhee, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $35 (272p) ISBN 978-0-374-12890-6
Man vs. Nature, sometimes it is difficult to tell which is winning: in Louisiana, engineers struggle to keep the Mississippi River on course; in Iceland, people once blocked a flow of lava that threatened to destroy a major harbor; in Southern...
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John McPhee, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $22 (216p) ISBN 978-0-374-17726-3
Whether attending an auction of exotic cars, watching masons repair a crack in Plymouth Rock or exploring a primeval virgin woods in central New Jersey, prolific essayist McPhee has a marvelous knack for finding the universal in the particular. The...
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John McPhee, Author Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc $21 (303p) ISBN 978-0-374-10645-4
In his usual clean, graceful prose, McPhee takes readers on an intensive geological tour of California, from the Sierra Nevada through wine country to the San Andreas fault system, a 50-mile-wide swath of parallel fault lines. Through talks with his
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John McPhee, Author . Farrar, Straus & Giroux $24 (368p) ISBN 978-0-374-10444-3
In his newest (after Annals), McPhee leads readers out to the river—pole and lures in hand—to angle for American shad. McPhee knows where the fish are running, so to speak, and he opens with a tall tale about his long vigil with a giant...
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John McPhee, Author . Farrar, Straus & Giroux $24 (248p) ISBN 978-0-374-28039-0
McPhee's 28th book (after The Founding Fish ) is a grown-up version of every young boy's fantasy life, as the peripatetic writer gets to ride in the passenger seat in an 18-wheel truck, tag along on a barge ride up the Illinois River and...
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John McPhee, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $20 (181p) ISBN 978-0-374-24682-2
Dissident Soviet painters and sculptors-harassed and spied on by the KGB, their works shown clandestinely or in rare public exhibits-found an ally in Norton Dodge, a University of Maryland economics professor who smuggled their works to the West...
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John McPhee, Author, Carol Rigolot, Editor . ARRAY(0x24a3288) $39.50 (; cloth $39.50 ) ISBN 978-0-691-08680-4
In his preface to this eclectic collection of more than four dozen pieces of literary journalism, McPhee concedes that it lacks a unifying theme other than the simple fact that the various authors have all taught at Princeton. Further, he allowed...
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John McPhee, Author, Patricia Strachan, Editor, David Remmick, Introduction by Farrar Straus Giroux $21 (416p) ISBN 978-0-374-52463-0
McPhee is a hands-on writer. Working for a farmer, he sells produce off trucks and vans in New York City's Greenmarket program (Giving Good Weight). He hitches a ride on a U.S. merchant marine ship and survives a pirate attack in Guayaquil, Ecuador (
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John McPhee, Author, Patricia Strachan, Editor, David Remnick, Introduction by Farrar Straus Giroux $27.5 (393p) ISBN 978-0-374-25686-9
McPhee is a hands-on writer. Working for a farmer, he sells produce off trucks and vans in New York City's Greenmarket program (Giving Good Weight). He hitches a ride on a U.S. merchant marine ship and survives a pirate attack in Guayaquil, Ecuador (
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John McPhee, Author Farrar, Straus & Giroux $25 (227p) ISBN 978-0-374-26373-7
The world’s complex mechanisms beguile us in this scintillating collection of essays, many from the New Yorker . McPhee is fascinated by all manner of intricate and subtle processes. His topic might be the slow geological forces that produced...
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John McPhee. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 (256p) ISBN 978-0-374-22948-1
The latest collection from McPhee (Draft No. 4), a New Yorker staff writer, provides a bountiful cornucopia of insightful essays that display the wide range of his interests and tastes. The title essay begins as a characteristically detailed and...
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John McPhee. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 (208p) ISBN 978-0-374-14274-2
McPhee (Silk Parachute), a staff writer at the New Yorker and journalism professor at Princeton, offers here not a general how-to-do-it manual but a personal how-I-did-it of richer depth—not bouillon cubes, but rich stock. Some of McPhee’s famous...
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