The Innovators: 16 Portraits of the Famous and the Infamous

The Innovators: 16 Portraits of the Famous and the Infamous

by Jay Robert Nash

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The Innovators is a rewarding chronicle of flesh-and-blood 20th century world citizens who became leaders in their professions, reputable and otherwise. Nash's probing interviews and profiles give in-depth psychological portraits of Alfred Hitchcock, Saul Bellow, Ben Hecht, Willie "the Actor" Sutton, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Yousuf Karsh, William Faulkner, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Rich in anecdote and background, these telling, often surprising, sometimes startling studies show a number of sides of their larger-than-life subjects seldom seen before--their humors, their fears, their anger, their pettiness, their nobility, their defeats--in short their lives. He presents the human side of the tastemakers, trendsetters, and even criminals; painting the portraits of people whose lives are as colorful and unconventional as their work.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590775165
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
Publication date: 05/01/1982
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Jay Robert Nash is the bestselling author of Bloodletters and Badmen, Hustlers and Con Men, and the Almanac of True Crime. He received a special Edgar Allen Poe award in 1991 for his Encyclopedia of World Crime. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Alfred Hitchcock: A quiet Interview with Terror
2. Saul Bellow: Light in Academe
3. Ernest Hemingway: The Young Years
4. Karsh: The Faces of History
5. Dorothy Parker: A Wit for the Ages
6. Willie "The Actor" Sutton: Bank Robber
7. William Faulkner: One of His People
8. Ben Hecht: A Writer for All Seasons
9. Jasper Johns: The Art of the Matter
10. The Nationalization of Gwendolyn Brooks
11. Bud Freeman: A Jazzman's Jazzman
12. Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil: King Con
13. Three Chicago Dynamos and How They Ran: James T. Farrell, Jack Conroy, Nelson Algren
14. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Grand Architect of Earth

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