Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
Some fascinating stories and anecdotes are included in this book, such as the time President Ronald Reagan saw the movie War Games and asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff if it would be possible for a teenager to execute an attack.
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
In 1936 Mr. Stevens broke his hand while punching the jaw of one Ernest Hemingway.
Edith Wharton (24 January, 1862 – 11 August, 1937) was an award winning American writer and designer.
I bought this book. My rating for Cleopatra: A Life – 4 About: “Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff (Website | Twitter | Facebook) is a Pulitzer winning biography of the famous Egyptian Queen. This is a well researched and dense book –it is not easy to read. Get a discount on “Cleopatra: A Life” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: In “Cleopatra: A Life” Stacy Schiff tries to reconstruct the biography of the of the most fascinating woman in history. History has remembered Cleopatra as a queen of great beauty who trapped in her tangled web to of the most powerful Romans in history. Ms. Schiff tells us right off the bat to hedge our bets and forget what we know. There are simply very little primary sources about this fascinating woman, much of it has been lost and the rest has been written by her enemies. It is a travesty of history that we know so little of the last Pharaoh of Egypt, who also happened to be one of the wealthiest women of all times (and certainly the wealthiest person on earth during her reign). It was disappointing…
The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology). However, escapism is probably the most important theme, whether it is from Nazi occupied Europe or from one of the characters sexual identity or physical weakness.