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David Von Drehle

Autor/a de Triangle: The Fire that Changed America

13+ obres 1,770 Membres 65 Ressenyes

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Time Magazine 2010.12.06 (2010) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Von Drehle, David
Altres noms
Von Drehle, Dave
Data de naixement
1961-02-06
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Denver, Colorado, USA
Llocs de residència
Washington, D.C., USA
Educació
University of Denver
Oxford University
Professions
Editor-at-Large for Time Magazine

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A truly remarkable story about a man who lived through the majority of the 20th Century. Born in middle America, Charlie traveled to LA, attended Northwestern University, became a doctor, and served in the war. He was also married several times.
I found this story to be fascinating, esp. with all the unique things that Charlie did. Very enjoyable story about this remarkable man.
Lesson to all - speak to your elders and learn their story. They are fascinating!!! Cherish those that have gone before us and paved the way.… (més)
 
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rmarcin | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 15, 2023 |
Recounting of the long and winding life of a 109-year-old neighbor of the author. Charlie had numerous adventures and, with his stoic nature, navigated the twists of his life. Good, gentle read.
 
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elifra | Nov 1, 2023 |
When David Von Drehle moves into his new home in Kansas City, he encountrs a man across the street, dressed only in his swimming trunks, washing his girlfriend's car. The neighbor, Charlie White, was at the time 102. The author and Charlie sat down on numerous occasions and chatted about Charlie's long life (he eventually lived to 109). Von Drahle recognized characteristics in Charlie that produced an incredible resilience, and decided to write up Charlie's story, in part as a way of imparting some wisdom to his children.

This is not a biography or a memoir, but a retelling of incidents in Charlie's life, beginning with the death of his father when Charlie was 8, that formed the man. Von Drehle spend a bit of time fleshing out the circumstances of life in Kansas City (and beyond) that adds perspective to Charlie's story. The book is categorized as 'Self-Help', which is interesting, but not far off. Charlie did indeed live a remarkable life, and it was worth telling.

My own grandmother was born in 1900 and lived to 2001, so I tried to imagine what her life would have been like during this similar time span. There is so much to be gained from talks with the elderly - I'm glad Von Drehle thought to spend some time with Charlie.
… (més)
 
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peggybr | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 21, 2023 |
I listened to the Audible.com audio version of “The Book of Charlie.” I enjoyed the book about the 109-year-old doctor and his friendship with the author. Von Drehle was on CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend, so it was nice to see that segment when I was reading his book. My only criticism of the audio book is Von Drehle’s narration. I think he should have turned those duties over to a professional reader.
 
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FormerEnglishTeacher | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 16, 2023 |

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