The New York Times Book of the Dead (Hardcover)
320 Print and 10,000 Digital Obituaries of Extraordinary People
Black Dog & Leventhal, 9780316395472, 656pp.
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/17/2016)
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 on our world.
William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Prince. 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 more than 150 black-and-white photographs, this tomb-sized book plus website package is the perfect gift.
About the Author
The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in twenty-six foreign countries.
Praise For The New York Times Book of the Dead: 320 Print and 10,000 Digital Obituaries of Extraordinary People…
it-just-happened...A must for
the history enthusiast.—The Seattle Times