|Plot Summary of The Man In The Red Fedora|
|"Colonel Barney Oldfield, USAF (ret'd) was in his nineties when he died in California in 2003. In a life that spanned much of the 20th century he was one of the few people who really made a difference to the lives of many people. It was Colonel Oldfield who introduced a young delinquent called George Foreman to the sport of boxing, but then Foreman is only one of the famous names with which this book is peppered. Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn, Tom Hanks and many others pop up in the pages of a truly interesting book.
Journalist, Army Officer, movie reviewer, friend to the stars and, most important of all, philanthropist who endowed so many educational scholarships that will last many, many years into the future - this is the man who is the subject of Ralph Thomas's biography"
Les Broad, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of The Man In The Red Fedora|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
Is this a biography of several people?
Is this an e-book?
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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