A Secret Understanding

A Secret Understanding

Merle Miller / Dec 14, 2019

A Secret Understanding None

  • Title: A Secret Understanding
  • Author: Merle Miller
  • ISBN: 9780670630424
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About "Merle Miller"

      • Merle Miller

        Merle Miller, born in Montour, Iowa, wrote almost a dozen books, including than half a dozen novels His first, That Winter 1948 , was considered one of the best novels about the postwar readjustment of World War II veterans His other novels included A Day in Late September, set in suburban Connecticut on a Sunday in September 1960, The Sure Thing, Reunion, and his masterwork, the monumental A Gay and Melancholy Sound 1960.Oral biographies accounted for his greatest success The first of them, Plain Speaking An Oral Biography of Harry S Truman, was published in 1974 It was adapted from an abortive television series for which the former President spent many hours in the early 1960 s talking with Miller, the researcher and writer for the project His Johnson biography, a book for which he conducted 180 interviews and consulted almost 400 oral histories, was a best seller in 1980 Although he said he began the biography disliking the former President, in part because Miller was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, he ended up appreciating Mr Johnson s parliamentary achievements and calling him one of the most complex, fascinating Presidents of all time In 1971, Miller wrote a widely discussed essay for The New York Times Magazine, What It Means to Be a Homosexual, which, he said, brought him than 2,000 letters, many of them from other homosexuals thanking him for helping to restore their self respect This article, and the enlarged book published from it, On Being Different, made Miller the first nationally known advocate for gay rights He closely followed that famous essay with the novel What Happened, fictionalizing some of his own horrific life experiences which lay behind the NYT essay Miller attended the University of Iowa and spent a year at the London School of Economics He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as an editor of Yank magazine, in both the Pacific and in Europe, until his discharge in September 1945 He worked briefly as an editor at Time and Harper s magazines.


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    1. When I stumbled on this book Nero Wolfe was reading in Might as Well Be Dead, little did I know there is an extensive Nero Wolfe reading list the Wolfe Pack has put together: nerowolfe/htm/tidbits/ !! Of course I had to laugh when the hero and his wife are reading a Nero Wolfe paperback. This is a really good read! And it makes sense Nero Wolfe enjoyed reading it, for it unfolds among people who have to be found and talked to, it unfolds slowly and is a piecemeal thing--having to do with World W [...]


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