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Hendrickson, Paul 1944-

Works: 17 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 7,692 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Case studies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Trivia and miscellanea  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PS3515.E37, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Hendrickson
Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, 1934-1961 by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will change the way he is perceived and understood. Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961--from his pinnacle until his suicide--Paul Hendrickson traces the writer's exultations and despair around the one constant in his life during this time: his beloved boat, Pilar. We follow him from Key West to Paris, to New York, Africa, Cuba, and finally Idaho, as he wrestles with his angels and demons. Whenever he could, he returned to his beloved fishing cruiser, to exult in the sea, to fish, to drink, to entertain friends and seduce women, to be with his children. But as he began to succumb to fame, we see that Pilar was also where he cursed his critics, saw marriages and friendships dissolve, and tried, in vain, to escape his increasingly diminished capacities. Generally thought of as a great writer and an unappealing human being, Hemingway emerges here in a far more benevolent light. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including interviews with Hemingway's sons, Hendrickson shows that for all the writer's boorishness, depression, and alcoholism, and despite his anger, he was capable of remarkable generosity.--From publisher description
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brilliant, explosive, and passionate book reveals the Vietnam War as we never before have seen it - through the prism of Robert McNamara's crucial and tangled decision-making. It is a book that examines not only the genesis - in McNamara's life and character - of his wartime decisions, but how they altered forever the fates of four men and a woman who, beyond their own human importance, might be said to stand in for all who were caught in the maelstrom that was Vietnam. In McNamara's looming shadow we are shown, in equally intense detail, five people who were caught up in the wake of his life-and-death decisions: an artist whose long-harbored rage erupts on a Massachusetts ferry as he tries to kill McNamara, by then retired from the Cabinet; a young Marine physically and psychologically scarred by Vietnam battle; a Quaker who immolated himself in protest outside the Pentagon; a nurse desperate to believe her agonies in Vietnam were for a good cause; and a member of a Saigon family enlisted, and then tragically abandoned, by the Americans. More than a decade in the making, The Living and the Dead is meticulously researched, astonishing in its revelations, and often in conflict with McNamara's own version of events
Sons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacy by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sons of Mississippi recounts the story of seven white Mississippi lawmen depicted in a horrifically telling 1962 Life magazine photograph - and of the racial intolerance that is their legacy." "In that photograph, which appears on the front of this jacket, the lawmen (six sheriffs and a deputy sheriff) admire a billy club with obvious pleasure, preparing for the unrest they anticipate - and to which they clearly intend to contribute - in the wake of James Meredith's planned attempt to integrate the University of Mississippi. In finding the stories of these men, Paul Hendrickson gives us an extraordinarily revealing picture of racism in America at that moment. But his ultimate focus is on the part this legacy has played in the lives of their children and grandchildren." "One of them is a grandson - a high school dropout and many times married - who achieves an elegant poignancy in his struggle against the racism to which he sometimes succumbs. One son is a sheriff, as his father was - and in the same town. Another grandson patrols the U.S. border with Mexico - a law enforcement officer like the two generations before him - driven by the beliefs and deeds of his forebears. In all the portraits, we see how the prejudice bequeathed by the fathers has been transformed, or remained untouched, in the sons."--Jacket
Bound for glory : America in color, 1939-43 by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 180 full-color photographs from the Library of Congress's Farm Security Administration collection, taken by FSA photographers from 1939 to 1943, creating a portrait of America as it began to emerge from the Great Depression and prepared to fightWorld War II
Looking for the light : the hidden life and art of Marion Post Wolcott by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for the Farm Security Administration, Marion Post Wolcott traveled across Depression-ravaged America contributing to an incomparable documentary record and photographic legacy. Magnificently illustrated with more than 75 Wolcott photographs, here is a long-overdue celebration of one of the most brilliant photographers of the 20th century
Hemingway at eighteen : the pivotal year that launched an American legend by Steve Paul( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn't make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas City Star, one of the great newspapers of its day. In six and a half months at the Star, Hemingway experienced a compressed, streetwise alternative to a college education that opened his eyes to urban violence, the power of literature, the hard work of writing, and a constantly swirling stage of human comedy and drama. The Kansas City experience led Hemingway into the Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, where, two weeks before his nineteenth birthday, he was dangerously wounded at the front"--Jacket
Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, 1934-1961 by Paul Hendrickson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on previously unpublished material, Hendrickson focuses on Hemingway's life in its twilight, just prior to his suicide, and the seemingly singular constant in the man's life: his boat, Pilar. On this vessel, Hemingway would entertain and travel, but it would also be the scene of some of his greatest tragedies
The living and the dead by Paul Hendrickson( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because our fathers lied : from The living and the dead by Paul Hendrickson( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert S. McNamara was the official face of Vietnam, the technocrat with steel-rimmed glasses and an ironclad faith in numbers who kept insisting that the war was winnable long after he had ceased to believe it was. In his insightful, morally devastating book, The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson juxtaposes Robert S. McNamara's story with those of a wounded Marine, an Army nurse, a Vietnamese refugee, a Quaker who burned himself to death to protest the war, and an enraged artist who tried to kill the man he saw as the war's architect. This is the brilliant, emotional coda where, in meticulous yet compassionate prose, Hendrickson captures his chase after the story of the man and the haunted years of McNamara's life after Vietnam. A Vintage Shorts Vietnam Selection. An ebook short
Hemingway's student : the devotions of Arnold Samuelson, assistant and acolyte by Paul Hendrickson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award-winning biography of Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway's Boat: the poignant story of Arnold Samuelson, who looked to the great author for mentorship in writing and life. He was a Midwesterner, a young journalist, haunted by inner demons, with a rambling gene, who headed down to Key West and was keen to establish his place in the pantheon of American writers. This was not Papa but Arnold Samuelson, a tormented and scarred young man who pocketed a newspaper photograph of his hero and role model and set off to find him in May of 1934. As luck would have it, Hemingway was home: he was in need of assistance on his new boat, Pilar, and happy to dole out writing advice between fishing and beers. This is the story of Hemingway the teacher, a rare glimpse of Hemingway sharing his craft--part education of a writer and part shadow story of a man who wanted to be Hemingway, and what that meant for him
Plagued by fire : the dreams and furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of dialogue : critical hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucault by Hans-Herbert Kögler( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exemplifying a fruitful fusion of French and German approaches to social theory, The Power of Dialogue transforms Jurgen Habermas's version of critical theory into a new "critical hermeneutics" that builds on both Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics and Michel Foucault's studies of power and discourse. At the book's core is the question of how social power shapes and influences meaning and how the process of interpretation, while implicated in social forms of power, can nevertheless achieve reflective distance and a critique of power. It offers an original perspective on such issues as the impact of prejudice and cultural background on scientific interpretation, the need to understand others without assimilating their otherness, and the "truth" of interpretation
Sheng zhe yu si zhe by P. Hengdelikesen( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kennedy: Chango's beads and two-tone shoes : with Paul Hendrickson: Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost, 1934-1961 by William Kennedy( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

University of Pennsylvania professor Paul Hendrickson's 2003 book Sons of Mississippi, a study of the legacy of racism in the families of seven Mississippi sheriffs during the 1960s, won the National Book Critics Circle Award in general nonfiction. As a feature writer at the Washington Post for more than 20 years, Hendrickson was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize six times. His previous books include Seminary; Looking for the Light -- a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Living and the Dead -- a finalist for the National Book Award. In Hemingway's Boat, he focuses on the years 1934 to 1961 -- from Hemingway's pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide -- charting the writer's highs and lows around this one constant during his time: his beloved boat, Pilar
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The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost warSons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacyBound for glory : America in color, 1939-43The living and the deadThe power of dialogue : critical hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucault
Alternative Names
Paul Hendrickson Amerikaans journalist

Paul Hendrickson periodista estauxunidense

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