Noosphere Blues

[ Wednesday, June 02, 2004 ]

Sorry to hear William Manchester died. He was one of the greatest “Pop” that is non-academic biographer/historians of the past many decades. The N.Y. Times obit neglected what I still think is his best book, The Glory and the Dream, though the Washington Post didn’t. That book to me, by minimizing his hero-worshipping proclivities, is his quintessential one. And, one hopes, an inspiration for an as yet unwritten multi-dimensional poly-tonal narrative social history of America since 1972-73 when that book ends.

Phil [11:33 AM]