Irons in the Fire (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780374177263, 216pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 1997
In this collection John McPhee once agains proves himself as a master observer of all arenas of life as well a powerful and important writer.
About the Author
Praise For Irons in the Fire…
"McPhee is known as the dean of 'literary journalists' . . . His writing creates its own wonderful topographical map of the ways of the world, contemplated with both microcosmic closeness and cosmic breadth."—Kate Shatzkin, The Baltimore Sun
"Somehow McPhee finds, again and again, the kind of people we're told don't exist anymore: unsung heroes . . . living lives of absolute mastery of their varied fields. A master himself, McPhee writes about them with grace. This is a close to poetry as journalism gets."—Andrea Gollin, Miami Herald
"McPhee's essays are proof that the kind of journalism that can effortlessly put a topic into perfect perspective will never go out of style."—Robert R. Harris, The New York Times Book Review