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Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986

By: Abramson, Rudy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285226

ISBN: 0688043526

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1992 Hard Cover. 779 pp. When Averell Harriman was born in 1891 during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison, the life expectancy for the American male was fifty years. The telephone was a new invention, radio was still in the future, and trolley cars were drawn by horses. When he died in 1986 at the age of ninety-four, during the Reagan administration, the final cables of his unique diplomatic career were transmitted by satellite; and he returned from the last of his more than a hundred round trips across the Atlantic aboard the Co... View more info