Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries
Times Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 684 pages
Here, collected for the first time, are obituaries of more than 100 of the most significant and influential figures in their fields—from artists, actors, and musicians to world leaders and military figures. Ordered chronologically, they provide fascinating juxtapositions, with pictures from The Times archive scattered throughout. Authoritative, insightful, and endlessly engaging, The Times Great Lives is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of the 20th century.
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