Publisher’s Weekly touts Galantière as “...a clear-cut tale of a man who crossed paths with Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway and...

Publisher’s Weekly touts Galantière as “...a clear-cut tale of a man who crossed paths with Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce among many other literary notables, helping them in significant ways…  Galantière also wrote plays with John Houseman, translated novels by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and served variously as president of PEN America, a Federal Reserve Bank economist, and an ACLU director.  Lurie's straightforward biography …draws an appealing portrait of a man who made his own way among the literati of his day.

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Having chosen Galantière among a tiny handful of independently-published books to include in Kirkus Reviews June 2018 issue

Having chosen Galantière among a tiny handful of independently-published books to include in its June 2018 issue, Kirkus Reviews writes, “Lurie takes readers on a journey through the life of his father’s cousin Lewis Galantière, who mingled with Sinclair Lewis and Ernest Hemingway in 1920s France, translated Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s works into English, and was part of the trans-Atlantic literary scene….   The book seamlessly blends Galantière’s professional adventures—with publishers, the Federal Reserve, PEN International, and Radio Free Europe—with his personal life, including multiple marriages and affairs… Lurie has produced a substantial, thoughtful biography of a man previously known only through his appearances in the papers of more famous individuals, acknowledging his contributions and placing him in historical context…  A well-written, comprehensively researched account of one man with connections to key players in literature and politics throughout the 1900s.

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