The Economist book of obituaries
Each stylishly written story and accompanying photograph surprises, entertains, and stimulates. The titled, wealthy, and powerful are here, of course, including Diana, Princess of Wales, Gerald Ford, Bob Hope, John Paul II, Norman Mailer, Mstislav Rostropovich, and General William Westmoreland, but so are others: a cookery teacher and spy, the inventor of instant noodles, a self-proclaimed gypsy king, a musical psychic, an American gangster, a patriotic crook, a philosopher of consumerism, a master of tabloid journalism, a protector of minorities, a veteran of Gallipoli, the greatest of second bananas, and so on.
This book is as entertaining as it is edifying; it's a great gift for biography, history, and popular-culture fans, as well as for everyone who turns first to the obituary pages in the daily newspaper. As Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) put it: "I never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure."
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|Grouping Title||economist book of obituaries|
|Grouping Author||compiled by keith colquhoun and ann wroe|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-23 16:18:04PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-26 04:43:47AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|
|display_description||"A collection of more than two hundred obituaries published in The Economist since the column was introduced in 1995. Editors Keith Colquhoun and Ann Wroe wrote each of the highly acclaimed obituaries for the column. These are remarkable because of the unpredictable selection of subjects, the surprising lives they lead, and the style in which they are written"--Provided by publisher.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
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|title_display||The Economist book of obituaries|
|title_full||The Economist book of obituaries / [compiled by] Keith Colquhoun and Ann Wroe|
|title_short||The Economist book of obituaries|