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Hemmingway's Boat by Paul Hendrickson.. Detailed with logs and Hemmingway’s writings, this love story shows a tender side to the man mythologized as a egotistical macho brute. Worth climbing aboard, whether for the boat or the writer.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Acutely sensitive to his subject’s volatile, ‘gratuitously mean’ personality, Hendrickson offers fascinating details and sheds new light on Hemingway’s kinder, more generous side."

Publishers Weekly

"Less a biography than a deeply reported, achingly considered meditative essay, Hemingway’s Boat covers a vast amount of territory in the life of the mythic, difficult-to-understand Papa, all of it coming back in some way to Hemingway’s beloved 38-foot, two-engine, ocean-plying Pilar."


Author bio: Paul Hendrickson, a prizewinning feature writer for the Washington Post for more than twenty years, now teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Seminary: A Search, Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War (a finalist for the National Book Award). He lives with his wife and two sons in Philadelphia. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (544 pp. Kindle/Print editions)

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