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Paul Hendrickson
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Paul Hendrickson, a prizewinning feature writer for the Washington Post for more than twenty years, now teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Seminary: A Search, Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War (a finalist for the National Book Award). He lives with his wife and two sons in Philadelphia.

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Hemingway's Boat
Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95

From National Book Critics Circle Award winner Paul Hendrickson, a brilliantly conceived and illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived and understood.

Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961—from Hemingway’s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Hemingway's Boat
Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Living and the Dead
Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 1997
Price: $20.00

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism

More than the two presidents he served or the 58,000 soldiers who died for his policies, Robert McNamara was the official face of Vietnam, the technocrat with steel-rimmed glasses and an ironclad... Read more >

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Sons of Mississippi
A Story of Race and Its Legacy
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $15.00

They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in Life magazine or that it will become an icon of its era. The... Read more >
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