Leo Braudy is University Professor and Bing Professor of English at the University of Southern California. He previously taught at Yale, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a Senior Scholar Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, as well as a writer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome. His book, Jean Renoir: The World of His Films, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Another of his books, The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Harper's. Mr. Braudy lives with his wife in Los Angeles.
From chivalry to T.E. Lawrence to global terrorism, Braudy (The Frenzy of Renown) offers evidence that in European and American society, war has come to define men. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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"History at its most powerful. It is impossible to do justice to the range of fascinating material in this book." -Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The reader is left marveling. . . . An expansive, ambitious project." -San Francisco Chronicle
"A terrific topic . . . The book displays Braudy's loving immersion in his subject, fine grasp of historical complexity, and aversion for glib or dogmatic judgments." -The New York Times Book Review
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