Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men is a book with text by American writer James Agee and photographs by American photographer Walker Evans first published in 1941 in the United States. The title is from a passage in Ecclesiasticus that begins, "Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us."

The 74th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 75th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  4. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  5. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  6. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  7. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  8. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The American Classic, in Words and Photographs, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep South Paperback 57121 $7.95 $2.29 2001
James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men / A Death in the Family / shorter fiction (LOA #159) (Library of America James Agee Edition) Hardcover 578912 $24.79 $10.39 2005
LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN Paperback 3109475 $38.42 $0.80
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Paperback 3002829 $1.00
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families by Agee, James, Evans, Walker (1988) Paperback Paperback 2209408 $51.07 $5.88 1988
Let us now praise famous men [by] James Agee [and] Walker Evans Hardcover 344804 $40.00
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Kindle Edition 69674 $9.99 2001
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The American Classic, in Words and Photographs, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep South Hardcover 303950 $100.00 $14.99 2000
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The American Classic, in Words and Photographs, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep South Paperback 960554 $10.35 $5.63 2001
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Mass Market Paperback 1374494 $13.43
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families Hardcover 449718 $45.00 $5.81
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Paperback 1195123 $2.94 $0.01 1989
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Paperback 1753003 $14.25 $10.00 2008
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Hardcover 1586569 $152.24 $9.73
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Mass Market Paperback 1006245 $36.92 $0.01 1974
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Mass Market Paperback 2219713 $83.98 $2.93 1978
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families Audio CD 7654130 $32.95 2016