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Paul Hendrickson

Born: 1944 in Fresno,California
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Hendrickson was raised in Chicago.

Biography: Paul Hendrickson was born in California but grew up in the Midwest and in a Catholic seminary in the Deep South, where he studied seven years for the missionary priesthood. This became the subject of his first book, published in 1983, ''Seminary: A Search''. Since 1998 he has been on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. For two decades before that he was a staff writer at The Washington Post. He has been the recipient of writing fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lyndhurst Foundation, and the Alicia Patterson Foundation. In 2009 he was a joint visiting professor of documentary practice at Duke University and of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Hendrickson has presented at the National Book Festival in Washington DC. A link to his webcast is below: *[http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5725 2012 Book Festival Webcast]He currently resides outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Awards:
    '''''Looking for the Light

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: phendric@english.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.english.upenn.edu/People/PaulHendrickson
Paul Hendrickson on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=paul+hendrickson


Selected Titles

Bound for glory :
ISBN: 0810943484 OCLC: 53138688

H.N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, New York : 2004.

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.

Hemingway's boat :
ISBN: 1400075351 OCLC: 773021719

Vintage Books, New York : 2012.

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.

Hemingway's boat :
ISBN: 9780099565994 OCLC: 809935873

Vintage, London : 2013.

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. --Publisher's description.

Looking for the light :
ISBN: 0394577299 OCLC: 24010247

Knopf : New York : 1992.

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.

Seminary
ISBN: 9781476782485 OCLC: 869265988

Touchstone Books 2014.

Sons of Mississippi :
ISBN: 0375704256 OCLC: 54114911

Vintage Books, New York : 2004.

A study of the legacy of racial intolerance profiles seven white Mississippi sheriffs who took part in the violence that resulted from the attempted integration of the University of Mississippi.

  Sons of Mississippi.
ISBN: 132298980X OCLC: 904098280

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015.

The living and the dead :
ISBN: 067978117X OCLC: 38030112

Vintage Books, New York : 1997, ©1996.

"More than the two presidents he served or the 58,000 soldiers who died for his policies, Robert 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. This brilliantly insightful, morally devastating book tells us why he believed, how he lost faith, and what his deceptions cost five of the war's witnesses and McNamara himself. In The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson juxtaposes 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. The result is a book whose exhaustive research and imaginative power turn history into an act of reckoning, damning and profoundly sympathetic, impossible to put down and impossible to forget."--Book Cover.

The living and the dead :
ISBN: 9780804153379 OCLC: 902724567

More than the two presidents he served or the 58,000 soldiers who died for his policies, Robert 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. This brilliantly insightful, morally devastating book tells us why he believed, how he lost faith, and what his deceptions cost five of the war's witnesses and McNamara himself. In The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson juxtaposes 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. The result is a book whose exhaustive research and imaginative power turn history into an act of reckoning, damning and profoundly sympathetic, impossible to put down and impossible to forget.--Book Cover.

 

 

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