Archibald MacLeish by Scott Donaldson
An American Life

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The definitive biography of America's most eminent poet-statesman. Born in 1892, MacLeish grew up to become not only a highly regarded poet but one of the most dedicated public servants of his time. MacLeish later taught at Harvard, where he trained writers such as Donald Hall, Robert Bly, and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. Photographs.

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Scott E. Donaldson has more than 30 years of experience managing complex programs (ranging from 10's of millions to 100's of millions); expertise in systems development, process improvement, and technical cultural change. He is a Senior Vice President for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for its multi-billion dollar Health, Energy and Civilian Solutions Group. He teaches graduate courses in software engineering, software process improvement, and information technology at Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. He has a B.S., Operations Research from the United States Naval Academy and a M.S., Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Mr. Donaldson co-authored the software engineering books Successful Software Development: Making It Happen, Prentice Hall PTR, 2nd Edition; Successful Software Development: Study Guide, Prentice Hall PTR; and Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioner's View, Prentice Hall PTR. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering: Project Management--Success Factors, CRC Press and the Handbook of Software Quality Assurance: Software Configuration Management--A Practical Look, 3rd Edition.
Published May 1, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin (T). 622 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Poet, lawyer, Librarian of Congress, statesman, and professor, MacLeish (1892-1982) revived the Homeric ideal of a poet as ``a man in the world.'' In this authorized and idealized biography, his only flaws are a demanding nature, many discreet infidelities, and lack of interest in his children.

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Appointed MacLeish's biographer by the MacLeish estate, Donaldson ( John Cheever ) in collaboration with Winnick ( Letters of Archibald MacLeish, 1907 - 1982 ) has produced a sympathetic and fully realized treatment of the writer's life and work.

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