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People I Wish I’d Known


RevPro-PamB-150People I Wish I Had Known
Gere Branch BooksTalk, February 4, 2008
Pam B.

Items in this list are autobiographies unless another author is listed. A few items discussed in this booktalk are not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries (and are therefore not hotlinked in this booklist), but may be available through our Inter-Library Loan service.

Persons Known Through Biographies or Autobiographies

Willa Cather

Willa: The Life of Willa Cather
by Phyllis G. Robinson [B C279r]

Jill Kerr Conway

The Road From Coorain [B C764] True North [B C764] A Woman’s Education [B C764]

Richard Feynman (as told to Ralph Lighton)

Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman [B F435] What Do YOU Care What Other People Think? [B F435]

George Macdonald Fraser

Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma
The General Danced at Dawn and Other Stories [fiction] McAuslan in the Rough and Other Stories [fiction]

Lillian & Frank Gilbraith

Cheaper By the Dozen [B G374c2] Belles on Their Toes [B G375g]

Helene Hanff

84 Charing Cross Road [818 Han] Duchess of Bloomsbury [914.21 Han] Underfoot in Show Business [B H1907]

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
by Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper [B L576g]

Margaret Mead

Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years [B M457]

Ralph Moody

Little Britches [B M7714l]

Gerald Moore

Am I Playing Too Loud?
Furthermore: Interludes in an Accompanist’s Life [Music 786.2 Moo]

John Forbes Nast

A Beautiful Mind
by Sylvia Nasar [B N172n]

Kathleen Norris

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography [271.1 Nor] Cloister Walk [978.3 Nor]

Barbara Pym

A Very Private Eye: An Autobiography in Diaries and Letters
edited by Hazel Holt and Hilary Pym [B P995]

Anna Russell

I’m Not Making This Up

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
by Blanche Wiesen Cook [B R664c]

Victoria Sackville-West

by Victoria Glendenning [B Sa06y]

Leo Slezak

What Time the Next Swan?
by Walter Slezak as told to Smith-Corona Model 88E

John Snow

The Ghost Map
by Steve Johnson [616.932 Joh]

Grace Snyder

No Time on My Hands
as told to Nellie Snyder Yost [B Sn9]

Persons Known Through Their Writing

Jane Austen

There are many biographies but I haven’t particularly cared for any of them!

Jared Diamond

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed [304.28 Dia] Guns, Germs and Steel [303.4 Dia]

Stephen Jay Gould

Flamingo’s Smile [574 Gou] Mismeasure of Man [153.9 Gou] The Panda’s Thumb [574 Gou]