[Reading] ➳ Economist Book of Obituaries ➻ Keith Colquhoun – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Economist Book of Obituaries This Collection Of Obituaries Tells The Life Stories Of Two Hundred Of The World S Most Captivating People As Judged By Writers Ann Wroe And Keith Colquhoun And As Published In The Economist From 1994 To 2008 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 Westland, 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.

[Reading] ➳ Economist Book of Obituaries  ➻ Keith Colquhoun – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Hardcover
  • 409 pages
  • Economist Book of Obituaries
  • Keith Colquhoun
  • English
  • 22 October 2017
  • 1576603261

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➳ Economist Book of Obituaries ➻ Keith Colquhoun – Soaringeaglecasino.us


  1. says:

    This review originally appeared in the International Cemetery, Cremation Funeral Magazine www.iccfa.comModern American obituaries, viewable in your daily newspaper, are straightforward accounts about people of note or of local fame Over at today s New York Times, to take a typical sample, there is an obit of a Belgian born songwriter who made it to Broadway, and the US admiral who planned the invasion of Grenada These are written to a standard form and cover ground we all can recite in o This review originally appeared in the International Cemetery, Cremation Funeral Magazine www.iccfa.comModern American obituaries, viewable in your daily newspaper, are straightforward accounts about people of note or of local fame Over at today s New York Times, to take a typical sample, there is an obit of a Belgian born songwriter who made it to Broadway, and the US admiral who planned the invasion of Grenada These are written to a standard form and cover ground we all can recite in our sleep The deceased is survived by The British invented the post modern obituary, which is still relatively rare in the United States These articles are about people that will make for an interesting read, famous or not In other words the obit is carried beyond a plain social notice into the wilder andflowery fields of a literary form The advent of the Internet allo...


  2. says:

    My Overall Opinion of the BookThis book was fascinating, educational, funny, political, and judgmental It is almost never sad A collection of 200 obituaries written between 1994 to 2008 each one two pages long , The Economist Book of Obituaries is oddly enjoyable and fascinating It may sound a strange book to read, but I was very pleasantly surprised Even if you are not a fan of obituaries and there are many obituary fans out there , I think you could enjoy this book purely from an enterta My Overall Opinion of the BookThis book was fascinating, educational, funny, political, and judgmental It is almost never sad A collection of 200 obituaries written between 1994 to 2008 each one two pages long , The Economist Book of Obituaries is oddly enjoyable and fascinating It may sound a strange book to read, but I was very pleasantly surprised Even if you are not a fan of ob...


  3. says:

    Perhaps THE best book about and around death to celebrate lives Lives of a talking parrot who died before he grasped the meaning of seven to proponent of Catastrophe theory who believed women are less fragile than men because they arespherical, and sphere is the strongest shape in the universe


  4. says:

    Marvelous Learned a ton about people I never knew about.


  5. says:

    Another find at the senior center bookstore I have always been a fan of the New York Times obituaries it is a real skill to convey a life in 1000 or so words Obituaries did not make it into The Economist for 150 years so they have a shorter track record, but they have a distinctive style and are full of lesser known aspects of the deceased s life Some of my favorites in this collection are Bip Marcel Marceau , Lady Bird Johnson, Walter Lini and Thor Heyerdahl Many of the people I was not Another find at the senior center bookstore I have always been a fan of the New York Times obituaries it is a real skill to convey a life in 1000 or so words Obituaries did not make it into The Economist for 150 years so they have a shorter track record...


  6. says:

    Serviceable for micro biographies Lots of variety, and a very culturally broadening selection of people for me But this did not convert me into an obituary junkie A lot of the obits had weird pacing long gazing and ruminating over a minor point, then a sudden end Some of them felt like they were cut off in the middle of a thought especially egregious for this was the one on the Challenger astronauts I understand needing to be pithy and impactful, but a cliff face is as good as a ram Serviceable for micro biographies Lots of variety, and a very culturally broadening selection of people for me But this did not convert me into an obituary junki...


  7. says:

    Although to some I m sure this book seems like I have a morbid interest in death, quite far from it I can honestly say this was one if the most interesting reads I ve ever explored From gangsters, musicians, geishas politicians, this book explores so...


  8. says:

    Being a long time reader of the Economist, naturally I enjoy their last page obituaries Having read this collection I have to say that the obituaries from the last 4 5 years are definitely better than those written in the 90s Still, a great book for those 10 20 spare minutes you have, co...


  9. says:

    This was a great read the obituaries are from a large and diverse group of people It was poignant in places, funny in others but really it was never depressing or sad I really enjoyed getting to know some people I otherwise never would have met.


  10. says:

    great book great collection covering some of the major and not so major players in the 20th century very smart, concise, informative and often funny can serve as a launching pad into other subject areas as well

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