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Zinsser, William 1922-2015

Overview
Works: 86 works in 428 publications in 7 languages and 23,423 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Humor  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PE1429, 808.042
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Zinsser
On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction by William Zinsser( Book )

81 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to exploring the techniques of nonfiction writing, Zinsser discusses sexism in writing, jargon, and psychological writing blocks
On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction by William Zinsser( Book )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles
Writing to learn by William Zinsser( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides examples of good writing that students can use as a model in a variety of academic disciplines
Inventing the truth : the art and craft of memoir by Russell Baker( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past
Writing with a word processor by William Zinsser( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this helpful and entertaining book the author of the classic On Writing Well explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups, got a word processor, taught himself to use it and gradually overcame his sense of inferiority to the machine. He explains how the word processor'by enabling him to revise his work instantly on a screen'has changed his lifelong methods of writing, rewriting and editing. But William Zinsser's book isn't only for writers. It's for all the people who have to do any kind of writing'memos, letters, reports, directives'as part of their working day. It explains how the word processor will save time and money in an office or a corporation and predicts that it will soon be our primary writing tool. On one level Writing with a Word Processor is a manual for beginners that describes clearly and simply how to use the new technology. But it is also one writer's story. William Zinsser takes the reader along on a highly personal journey, writing with warmth and humor about his anxieties and fears, his setbacks and triumphs. His book is both an informal guide and an encouraging companion
Extraordinary lives : the art and craft of American biography by Robert A Caro( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, six eminent biographers explain the pleasures and problems of their craft of reconstructing other people's lives. The result is a book rich in anecdote and in surprising new information about a variety of famous Americans.David McCullough takes us along on the exhilarating journey to Missouri to find "The Unexpected Harry Truman."Richard B. Sewall describes his twenty-year search for the elusive poet, Emily Dickinson.Paul C. Nagel tells us about "The Adams Women" - four generations of women he came to admire while writing his earlier biography of the Adams family.Ronald Steel, author of a much-honored biography of the nation's greatest journalist, recalls in "Living with Walter Lippman," how the life of the biographer can become entwined with that of his subject.Jean Strouse, on the trail of J. P. Morgan, discusses the fact that "there are two reasons why a man does anything, a good reason and a real reason."Robert A. Caro reveals the frustrations of trying to unearth the true facts about Lyndon Johnson, a man who went to great pains to conceal them.Together, these six biographers take us through a gallery of unique American lives - most of them moving, many of them startling, and all of them extraordinary
Easy to remember : the great American songwriters and their songs by William Zinsser( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For: Richard 'Luke' Globosky
Worlds of childhood : the art and craft of writing for children( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told with refreshing candor and humor, six prominent children's authors share how their own childhoods inspired their writing and how honesty is the magic portal to the world of children
Spiritual quests : the art and craft of religious writing( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie and Dwike : an American profile by William Zinsser( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paths of resistance : the art and craft of the political novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop goes America by William Zinsser( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire on pop art and on American life in the 1960's
Spring training by William Zinsser( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains interviews with members of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team players, coaches, and fans. Also examines how the game has changed and how it is taught
Search & research : the collections and uses of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street by William Zinsser( Book )

19 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They went : the art and craft of travel writing( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lunacy boom by William Zinsser( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of previously published articles from a Life magazine columnist
Speaking of journalism : 12 writers and editors talk about their work by William Zinsser( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran journalist and writing teacher William Zinsser, whose books on writing have sold more than 700,000 copies, presents 11 of his most successful students discussing what it is like to work as a journalist in the 1990s
The haircurl papers and other searches for the lost individual by William Zinsser( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen any good movies lately? by William Zinsser( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city dwellers by William Zinsser( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction
Alternative Names
William Zinsser Amerikaans journalist (1922-2015)

William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor

Zinsser, William.

Zinsser, William K.

Zinsser, William K. 1922-

Zinsser, William K. 1922-2015

Zinsser, William K. (William Knowlton)

Zinsser, William K. (William Knowlton), 1922-2015

Zinsser, William Knowlton 1922-

Zinsser, William Knowlton 1922-2015

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On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfictionWriting to learnInventing the truth : the art and craft of memoirEasy to remember : the great American songwriters and their songsWorlds of childhood : the art and craft of writing for childrenSpring trainingSpeaking of journalism : 12 writers and editors talk about their work