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The Eye of the Mammoth

New and Selected Essays

The Eye of the Mammoth( )
Author: Harrigan, Stephen
Foreword by: Lemann, Nicholas
Series title:Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4773-2009-9
Publication Date:Oct 2019
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

History--natural history, human history, and personal history--and place are the cornerstones of The Eye of the Mammoth. Stephen Harrigan's career has taken him from the Alaska Highway to the Chihuahuan Desert, from the casinos of Monaco to his ancestors' village in the Czech Republic. And now, in this new edition, he movingly recounts in "Off Course" a quest to learn all he can about his father, who died in a plane crash six months before he was born.

Harrigan's deceptively...
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Book Details
Pages:424
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Essays
History / United States / State & Local / Southwest (Az, Nm, Ok, Tx)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds
Author Biography
Harrigan, Stephen (Author)
Nicholas Lemann, a native of New Orleans, developed an interest in journalism during his teenage years. This eagerness to write was coupled with a keen interest in United States history and literature. He pooled his curiosities, earning a degree in American literature and history from Harvard University in 1976.

Journalism became Lemann's main occupation, as he built his writing career through working for the Washington Monthly, Texas Monthly, and the Washington Post. In 1983, he joined the Atlantic Monthly staff. His love for American history peaked with the publication of his commentary on the African-American migration to Chicago in search of jobs and a better life.

Lemann's book, The Promised Land, captured the 1991 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in journalism. His articles span many interests, from book reviews and political topics to travel stories about the Catskill Mountains and other natural wonders. He contributes many articles, not only to the Atlantic Monthly but to several other magazines as well.

Nicholas Lemann, his wife Dominique Browning, and their two sons live in New York City.

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