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    • Draft No. 4

    • On the Writing Process
    • By: John McPhee
    • Narrated by: John McPhee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Draft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined during his long-running course at Princeton University, where he has launched some of the most esteemed writers of several generations. McPhee offers a definitive guide to the crucial decisions regarding structure, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces and presents extracts from some of his best-loved work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • McPhee is the Craft

    • By Darwin8u on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Uncommon Carriers

    • By: John McPhee
    • Narrated by: John McPhee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    From Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee, author of The Founding Fish, comes the fascinating story of an often overlooked, yet vitally important part of America. This first-hand account of the transportation sector features evocative portraits of the men and women who deliver our consumer and industrial goods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love John McPhee -a National Treasure

    • By K Cornwinkle on 07-04-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Founding Fish

    • By: John McPhee
    • Narrated by: John McPhee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 93
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    Few fish are as beloved, or as obsessed over, as the American shad. Although shad spend most of their lives in salt water, they enter rivers by the hundreds of thousands in the spring and swim upstream heroic distances in order to spawn, then return to the ocean.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • mixed thoughts

    • By Cynthia on 07-05-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Silk Parachute

    • By: John McPhee
    • Narrated by: John McPhee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The brief, brilliant essay "Silk Parachute", which first appeared in The New Yorker over a decade ago, has become John McPhee's most anthologized piece of writing. In the nine other pieces here - highly varied in length and theme - McPhee ranges with his characteristic humor and intensity through lacrosse, long-exposure view-camera photography, the weird foods he has sometimes been served in the course of his travels, a US Open golf championship, and a season in Europe "on the chalk" from the downs and sea cliffs of England to the Netherlands and France.

    Regular price: $20.99