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Main line wasp : the education of Thacher Longstreth /
by W. Thacher Longstreth with Dan Rottenberg.
1st ed. --
New York : W.W. Norton, c1990.
310 p. : ill.
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New York : W.W. Norton, c1990.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1990-02-01:
Most books these days by celebrities, especially those with any political renown, are not very good, other than for their appeal to the political voyeur. Usually their self-aggrandizing nature is self-evident. Because this work by a Philadelphia businessman and politician is less self-trumpeting, it is, for the most part, captivating storytelling. It is uneven in parts and often fails to pursue subjects worthy of further exploration; however, no book is fatally flawed whose author's maxim is ``Do good, have fun, and don't hurt anyone along the way.'' Finding a politician with a sense of humor is rare; finding one with the ability to direct it at himself is a jewel of a find. One wonders, upon reading his various encounters over the years in the political warfare of the City of Brotherly Love, how he stayed sane. Recommended.-- Stephen K. Shaw, Northwest Nazarene Coll., Nampa, Id. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Here is one man's uproarious, adventuresome journey through the 20th century: from Main-Line debutante parties to the Battle of the Coral Sea, from affluence in the Roaring '20s to poverty in the Great Depression and more.

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