Outside Looking In

Adventures of an Observer

Garry Wills - Author

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ISBN 9781101444412 | 208 pages | 14 Oct 2010 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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A captivating memoir from the incomparable Garry Wills, "one of the country's most distinguished intellectuals" (The New York Times Book Review)

Illuminating and provocative, Outside Looking In is a compelling chronicle of an original thinker at work in remarkable times. With his dazzling style and journalist's eye for detail, Garry Wills brings history to life. Whether writing about the civil rights movement, 1960s protests, or close-up studies of the people who have shaped our world, only he could bring together in one book Barry Goldwater, Daniel Berrigan, Beverly Sills, Richard Nixon, and John Waters. Wills shares, as only the best raconteurs can, stories of the fascinating people he has closely observed during more than fifty years of reporting.

Introduction: A Bookworm’s Confession

1. Reading Greek in Jail

2. “They’ve Killed Dr. King”

3. Dallas

4. Turbulent Times

5. Baltimore

6. Movies

7. Voices

8. Nixon

9. Carter and Other

10. Clintons

11. Jack

12. Studs

13. Bill

14. Natalie


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