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People I Have Loved, Known or Admired
by Leo Rosten
A collection of personal and historical profiles originally published in Look magazine and the author's earlier Captain Newman, M.D. and The Many Worlds of Leo Rosten. Subjects include Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, Winston Churchill, Rosten's father, several of the author's quirky friends from childhood and the publishing world, and staff members and patients of the me...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 410 pages
Published 1970 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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From the author of The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, here's a book that's not as funny (though it has its moments), but is almost as enjoyable. Mostly it's a collection of biographical essays on -just as the title says - people the author has known, loved, or admired. In the "loved" category is his father. In the "known" category are all kinds of quirky people he knew throughout his life. The funniest of those were about the soldiers he knew in the army. And in the "admired" category were...more
Leo Calvin Rosten (April 11, 1908 - February 19, 1997) was born in Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland) and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.More about Leo Rosten...