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Modern American Memoirs: 1917-1992

Authors: Dillard, Annie
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, LIT024050, LIT007000
ISBN: 9780061857010, Related ISBNs: 0061857017, 9780060927639, 9780061857010
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 464,
Audience: General/trade

"[In] this anthology of well-chosen excerpts by a satisfyingly diverse group of writers....the truth of their lives shines from every beautifully, often courageously composed page."— Booklist

“Packed with superb writing.” — New York Newsday

Modern American Memoirs is a sampling from 35 quintessential 20th century memoirs, including contributions from Margaret Mead, Malcolm X, Maxine Hong Kingston, Loren Eisely, and Zora Neale Hurston. Supremely written and excellent examples of the art of biography, these excerpts present a beautifully wide range of American life.

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