People: The Specialist's Eye

Pianist Artur Rubinstein conceded that piano playing could be a bore, particularly at parties where the hostess insists on "just an eensy-teensy bit. Oh, it's a pest. I will go to an affair and they will send some bewitching young thing to ask me to play and I'm a beast if I don't."

Robert E. (Roosevelt and Hopkins') Sherwood was offered 850 cases of unpublished papers and letters of Britain's World War I Prime Minister David Lloyd George, forthwith reversed his decision never to write another biography.

For "revealing the finest qualities of a...

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