In This Review

A Life in Our Times: Memoirs
A Life in Our Times: Memoirs
By John Kenneth Galbraith
563 pp, Houghton Mifflin, 1981

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.