John mcphee a new yorker stalwart and author of at least 25 books started out to write a new yorker article on the subject of the orange industry in 1966 and ended up material with enough to create a book which became oranges. John mcphee was tasked with writing a magazine article about oranges he went down to florida did some research and came back with a 160 page book instead in large part this is because oranges from their history to their cultivation and processing is so gosh darn interesting. The paperback of the oranges by john mcphee at barnes noble free shipping on 350 or more membership gift cards stores events help john mcphee was born in princeton new jersey and was educated at princeton university and cambridge university. Oranges by john mcphee 149 pages paperback noonday 1995 oranges is about oranges the work was first conceived as a magazine article but mcphee encountered so much irresistible information that he wrote a book praise for oranges it is a delicious book in a word and more absorbing than many a novel roderick cook harpers fascinating. Book review oranges by john mcphee john mcphees books are so reliable i was looking for something short engrossing but not emotional his nonfiction musings are always filled with facts and fascinating but are very removed is that partly because he wrote it 40 years ago perhaps
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