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Gardner Botsford - Life of Privilege, Mostly - 9781862079182 - KEX0305394
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Life of Privilege, Mostly

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Description for Life of Privilege, Mostly Paperback. Gardner Botsford grew up in a Manhattan town house. Botsford attended Yale, summered in France and on Long Island, married a popular and attractive girl, and won an enviable job as a reporter on "The New Yorker" - then, in 1942, his life of privilege was rudely interrupted. Num Pages: 272 pages, ports. BIC Classification: BGBA; KNTP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 206. Good copy
Gardner Botsford grew up in a Manhattan town house under the benign eye of five live-in servants, a charming and cultivated stepfather, and a mother whose beauty and wit attracted admirers ranging from the statesman Averell Harriman, to comic genius Harpo Marx. Botsford attended Yale, summered in France and on Long Island, married a popular and attractive girl and won an enviable job as a reporter on The New Yorker - then, in 1942, his life of privilege was rudely interrupted. Drafted into the infantry, he trained as an officer, and on D-day landed with the First Infantry Division on ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Granta Books
Condition
Used, Good
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781862079182
SKU
KEX0305394
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About Gardner Botsford
Gardner Botsford (1917-2004) was a distinguished editor at The New Yorker for almost forty years. During the Second World War he served with the First US Infantry Division.

Reviews for Life of Privilege, Mostly

'A wonderful mixture of high comedy and tense conflict, in war and at The New Yorker. I loved it' Anthony Lewis, Purlitzer Prize winner and columnist
'Gardner Botsford's memoir is a New Yorker's life that is also a portrait of New York in its best years... An elegant, witty, touching book' Samuel Hynes, author of Flights of ... Read more

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