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Title The New York Times book of the dead : 320 print and 10,000 digital obituaries of extraordinary people / edited by William McDonald.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  OVERSIZE 920.02 NEW    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  920.02 NEW    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 646 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 webkey (5 x 11 cm)
Note Includes index.
Summary "The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking package includes 300 obits in the book with exclusive online access to 10,000 more of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced our world. This book, for the first time, chronicles the lives of these history-makers from the past 160 years through the obits page of The New York Times, one of the most talked about and lingered over sections of the newspaper. Arranged into sections like People of Letters, Entertainers and Performers, Politicians and Leaders, and the Infamous, the selected obituaries, hand-picked by obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, include fascinating lives from recent history--from FDR to Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe to Robin Williams, Albert Einstein to Robert Oppenheimer, Princess Grace to Lady Di, Al Capone to John Gotti, and more than 300 more including some lesser-known but remarkable people who's compelling lives and inventions have impacted the world. Also included is a web-key which allows instant access to an exclusive website featuring 10,000 selected obituaries which are easily searchable by name, theme, dates, and more. Designed with 150 black-and-white photographs, this tomb-sized book plus website package is the perfect gift"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The world stage -- American leaders -- Titans of business -- Champions of the cause -- Thinkers -- The notorious -- The old West -- Warriors -- Groundbreakers -- The media -- The literary world -- Stage and screen -- Popular music -- Dance and classical music -- The visual arts -- Athletes.
Subject Biography -- 20th century.
Biography -- 19th century.
Biography -- 21st century.
United States -- Biography.
Obituaries -- United States.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst00832149
Obituaries. (OCoLC)fst01042781
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
HISTORY / United States / General.
Chronological Term 1800-2099
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author McDonald, William, editor.
ISBN 9780316395472 (hardcover)
0316395471 (hardcover)
9781478913429 (audio download)
9780316395465 (ebook)
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