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By John Kenneth Galbraith

ISBN-10: 0345303237

ISBN-13: 9780345303233

ISBN-10: 0395311357

ISBN-13: 9780395311356

The richly adventurous memoirs of 1 of the main wonderful public figures to dominate the yank scene during the last decades
 
“As a raconteur and a literary stylist he stands with the simplest. . . . As leisure, the booklet is a complete success.”The manhattan instances ebook Review
 
“Absorbing and irresistible.”The New Yorker
 
“A hugely perceptive observation on all our yesterdays . . . anecdotal, fun, lively and chiefly, illuminating.”John Barkham Reviews
 
“An stress-free ebook, filled with enjoyable, filled with knowledge, and entire of infrequent insights into the heritage of our times.”The New Republic
 
“A delightfully teeming publication . . . [John Kenneth] Galbraith’s comedian voice is a particular and sturdy literary achievement.”Atlantic Monthly

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Suddenly the shortstop for Kenmore Seal and Gasket hits a line drive back to the mound. The batter crunches the ball, and our team’s pitcher, Ron, instinctively ducks, throwing his hands over his head. If I were playing my position correctly, now would be the time to dash toward second base, the path of the ball. Instead I head in the opposite direction. It’s a pure act of wrongway-charlieness and it puts a look of horror on Coach Van Dusen’s face. The hit is a low smoker that will either smash Ron’s chin into a fine powder or shoot into center.

The model’s action is captured in multiple exposures, like a Muybridge study in motion. This action photo shows how Playtex becomes a living part of you — an eerie notion, if you think about it. Latex girdles were made by Dunlop, whose fumes I inhaled in the backseat of the soon-to-bewrecked Pontiac. The girdles themselves were sold rolled up in tubes, like toy space capsules or miniature rockets. Latex is unlike other rubber. It is naturally translucent and has a good memory, returning to its original shape without distortion.

Beard .............................................. I t was called the black plane. A New York Times reporter had spied one in West Germany in the summer of 1958, parked on the tarmac, motionless, its flat finish fiercely black. ” The reporter was eager to write about the black plane, having heard rumors in Washington concerning advances in aerial intelligence, but Allen Dulles of the CIA phoned Arthur Sulzberger, the newspaper’s publisher, who killed the article. The U-2 was a breakthrough in high-altitude reconnaissance.

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