- Kieran, John
Not Under Oath
Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press, Boston, 1964, Cloth, , First Edition, First Printing, Very Good /No Jacket
12 pages of photographs. Very nice and clean. John Kieran, a sportswriter, naturalist, and general polymath is perhaps best known as one of the panelists--along with Clifton Fadiman, Franklin Adams, Christopher Morley and Oscar Levant--of the radio show Information Please. This is a crisp, engaging biography. The writing is precise and fluent, beautiful, with a generous eddy of self-effacing humor, quite generous considering the number of names he's obliged to drop in pursuit of his wonderful anecdotes.