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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garry Wills Narrator: Garry Wills Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781101195901
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A captivating memoir from the incomparable Garry Wills, "one of the country's most distinguished intellectuals" (The New York Times Book Review).

Illuminating and provocative, Outside Looking In is a compelling chronicle of an original thinker at work in remarkable times. With his dazzling style and journalist's eye for detail, Garry Wills brings history to life. Whether writing about the civil rights movement, 1960s protests, or close-up studies of the people who have shaped our world, only he could bring together in one book Barry Goldwater, Daniel Berrigan, Beverly Sills, Richard Nixon, and John Waters. Wills shares, as only the best raconteurs can, stories of the fascinating people he has closely observed during more than 50 years of reporting. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 12/27/2010

    " I haven't read any of his other books, but I enjoyed these personal essays.

    Anyone who routinely reads in the bath tub has good points.

    Of course, it helps the book that he has had an interesting life and writes well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 10/31/2010

    " For all bibliophiles and those passionate about politics and journalism. "

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About the Author
Author Garry Wills

Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.