The Times Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries

The Times Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries

by Ian Brunskill
     
 

An obituary offers an instant assessment of a life. For more than 150 years, The London Times has been providing respected and discerning verdicts on the lives of the great and the good. Collected here for the first time are obituaries of more than 100 of the most significant and influential figures in their fieldsfrom athletes,

Overview

An obituary offers an instant assessment of a life. For more than 150 years, The London Times has been providing respected and discerning verdicts on the lives of the great and the good. Collected here for the first time are obituaries of more than 100 of the most significant and influential figures in their fieldsfrom athletes, musicians, writers, artists, and pop stars, to politicians and military personnel. Ordered chronologically, they provide fascinating juxtapositions, with pictures from The Times archive scattered throughout, some of which have not been seen since the obituary was first published. All of the major figures that readers would expect to find in a book of great 20th century lives are included in this collection. There are also some unexpected figures who were not necessarily in the limelight but whose lives had a great impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007201693
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.02(d)

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