A Life in Our Times: Memoirs

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A Life in Our Times: Memoirs

By John Kenneth Galbraith
Houghton Mifflin, 1981
563 pp. $16.95

John Kenneth Galbraith ranks with the most entertaining and provocative political writers in America in this century. His ego is huge but not offensive; his wit irreverent. Many of his 21 previous books are autobiographical; nevertheless there is relatively little repetition here. The chapters on his ambassadorship to India during the Sino-Indian war, on the Vietnam war, and on Lyndon Johnson will provide historians with some new footnotes. Without Galbraith the political literature of our time would be far drearier.

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