“Engaging . . . a fine biography that gets beyond the public icon to a portrait of the real woman.”—Chicago Sun-Times
At the age of twenty-three, in the 1920s, Margaret Mead traveled alone to the South Sea and wrote of adolescent sexuality and guilt-free love in her now classic Coming of Age in Samoa. For the next half-century, Mead would act as a powerful participant and opinion maker in the largest issues of her time: culture and religion, education and child rearing, sex and freedom, world hunger, war, and the politics of peace.
Outrageous and extravagant, Mead was, in every sense of the word, spirited. Friendships and families of many kinds were at the core of her personal life, and she was both loyal and demanding with people, always challenging them to move in new directions.
An inveterate world traveler, a teacher at Columbia University, and curator of The Museum of Natural History, Mead wrote thirty-four books, made ten films, and was granted twenty-eight honorary degrees and numerous awards. This intimate and fascinating story is an astonishing record of the personal and scientific life of an extraordinary human being.
Praise for Margaret Mead
“Mead was, as Miss Howard’s abundantly and unfailing lively account shows, a very American individual. . . . Miss Howard writes not as an anthropologist but as the superb reporter she is.”—The Wall Street Journal
“A triumph of industry, imagination, and literary grace.”—The Washington Post
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002112715
Descrizione libro HARVILL P, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Ex Library. Roll to spine. Codice libro della libreria BBI2281335
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2781236611
Descrizione libro Harvill Press, 1984. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good Plus. Photographs (illustratore). First Edition. Jacket has light edge wear. Codice libro della libreria 1014224
Descrizione libro Harvill Press, 1984. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Photographs (illustratore). . A biography of the adventurer and anthropologist. Dust jacket with some chunks missing from edges, unclipped. Large rubbed area to upper boards. 527 pages clean and tight. Size: Lge 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 127881
Descrizione libro Harvill Press, 1984. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Harvill Press 1984 hardback first edition. Little used copy with no inscription and unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket has a plastic sleeve which has kept it well protected. Very good condition. Codice libro della libreria 001909
Descrizione libro Harvill Press;, 1984. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardback. First edition. 527pp. Over 40 b/w photographs. Biography of the anthropologist and adventurer Margaret Mead. A Fine copy with no inscriptions, in a Very Good unclipped dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 33031
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Descrizione libro Harvill 1984., 1984. 1st UK Edition, 240x160 mm, 527pp, VG\VG, sl rubbing to top/tail of sp of dw. Codice libro della libreria 1977