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On Writing the Biography of a Modest Man

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674189003

Publication Date: 01/01/1935

52 pages


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Ever since Rollo Walter Brown wrote his famous biography of Dean LeBaron Russell Briggs, readers have asked him how it was possible to write it while the Dean was still alive. In this little book he gives the answer and at the same time records new anecdotes that shed light on the Dean’s character. The frontispiece is an enlargement from an informal snap-shot. To the thousands of Dean Briggs’s friends the book will be a perfect and enduring memorial of the best loved officer of Harvard in modern times.

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