With a Happy Eye, but
America and the World, 1997-2002
By (author) George F. Will
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With a Happy Eye, but by George F. Will
Book DescriptionThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Newsweek columnist takes on the presidents Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton, Y2K, 9/11, trickle-down economics, Brooks Brothers suits, the essence of golf, and of course, those damn Yankees. "It has taken me sixty years to identify the three keys to a happy life," writes George Will. "A flourishing family, hearty friends, and a strong bullpen." The title of this book -- Will's seventh collection of newspaper and magazine pieces, book reviews, speeches, and occasional writings -- is taken from the W. H. Auden poem "The Horatians," which dictates that we look at this world with a happy eye but from a sober perspective. And so it is with a happy eye indeed that Will shares his vision of America just before and after the birth of the twenty-first century. Featuring five years' worth of observations on politics, current affairs, and international relations, With a Happy Eye But...is a brilliantly diverse collection from America's most widely known commentator at his sober, happy, and controversial best.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743243841
(234mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Bunts, Paperback (March 1999)
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Woven Figure, Paperback (October 1998)
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Restoration, Paperback (January 1994)» View all books by George F. Will
Pulitzer Prize winner/author Will now pens "a biting, humorous and perceptivesifting of much of the sand that fouls the national political machinery" (TheNew York Times Book Review). "His closely reasoned arguments ought to stir upnew thinking".--Christian Science Monitor.
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