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Gilbert: The Man Who Was G.K. Chesterton

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â??Michael Corenâ??s book is indispensable for helping us better understand the private side of this wonderful man.â?? â??Jay P. Corrin, Boston University â??Of all the studies of G.K. I have read, this is the best, deepest and most nearly complete.â?? â??Bernard Levin, Sunday Times of London â??The definitive work on Chesterton and one of the finest literary biographies i ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 15th 1990 by Paragon House Publishers (first published January 27th 1989)
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Sally
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable biography of a most interesting man. Chesterton was larger than life in many ways. I liked the way the author addressed the common stories about him, refuting those that were incorrect and supporting the truth. He didn't shy away from explaining why Chesterton was accused of being anti-Semitic. Good to remember that our heroes have feet of clay.

Of course, as he mentioned the many books Chesterton wrote during his lifetime, I kept seeing more things to add to my reading list! A nic
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Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This beautifully readable treatment presents all the aspects of Chesterton that fueled his detractors, his admirers, his lasting influence, and his decline into relative obscurity, without once forsaking the evident esteem and love harbored by Coren for his subject. It is honest but graceful, as was Gilbert; and it sheds a great light on Chesterton's works by revealing the noble strength and spirit of the fallible man who left them to us.
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Michael Coren is an English-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host. He has been the host of the television series The Michael Coren Show for six years. He has also been a long-time radio personality, particularly on CFRB radio.

He has writen more than ten books, including biographies of H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and C. S. Lewis. His latest book,
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