Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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First published in book form 1985, Table of Contents is a collection of eight pieces written by John McPhee between 1981 and 1984. Geographically and thematically, they range from Alaska to New Jersey, describing, for example, the arrival of telephones in a small village near the Arctic Circle and the arrival of wild bears in considerable numbers in New Jersey, swarming in from the Poconos in search of a better life. The essays in this collection, which The New York Times called qpretty close to flawless, q offer an excellent introduction to the work of one of our finest writers.Eight hours over the mountains he drove home with his PABX. ... There was a manual, but with its sequence charts and connecting schemes, its predetermined night answers and toll-diversion adapters, its spark-quench units and contactanbsp;...

Title:Table of Contents
Author:John McPhee
Publisher:Macmillan - 2011-04-01


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