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52 McGs. : the best obituaries from legendary New York Times writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr.

Author: Robert McG Thomas; Chris Calhoun
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A delightfully quirky and inspiring collection celebrates the one-of-a-kind talents of the late Robert McG. Thomas, who transformed the task of obituary writing into an art form where he commemorated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Robert McG. (Robert McGill), 1940-2000.
52 McGs.
New York : Scribner, c2001
(OCoLC)606555880
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McG Thomas; Chris Calhoun
ISBN: 0743215621 9780743215626
OCLC Number: 47243953
Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Widow of Former Slave and Union Soldier / Daisy Anderson --
Instigator of a 1930's Craze / Lewis J. Gorin Jr. --
Built the Popular Wall Drug / Ted Hustead --
A Novelist Who Wrote of Race Relations / Jesse Hill Ford --
Creator of Soap Operas / Anne Hummert --
Top Genealogist / Milton Rubincam --
Founded AIDS Group in Utah / Mason Rankin --
Spain's First U.S. Matador / John Fulton --
Created Bridey Murphy Hoopla / Virginia Mae Morrow --
Private Detective with a Difference / Hal Lipset --
Hindu Priest with New York Verve / R.V. Patwardhan --
Entrepreneur Headed Lumber Concern / Sidney Grossman --
Founder of Trading Stamp Conglomerate / Curtis L. Carlson --
A Real Hustler with a Pool Cue / Minnesota Fats --
Pioneering Judge in Pennsylvania / J. K. Stout --
Fabled Fixer for the Chicago Mob / Sidney Korshak --
Gave Cats the Lap of Luxury / Francine Katzenbogen --
Executed Viet Cong Prisoner / Nguyen Ngoc Loan --
Used Bookseller for Half a Century / Jack Biblo --
An Intimate of Century's Giants / Kay Halle --
A Rancher and Texas Legend / Hallie C. Stillwell --
Linguist with a Keen Ear for an Accent / Marshall Berger --
Acerbic Memoirist / Philip O'Connor --
The Queen of Duckpins' Wobbly World / Toots Barger --
Hero in Epidemic / Edgar Nollner --
Author and Icon / Marguerite Young --
Buried Oswald / Rev. Louis Saunders --
Wrong-Way Trip Was the Right Way to Celebrity as an Aviator / Douglas Corrigan --
A Hipster Ideal / Anton Rosenberg --
Cat Owners' Best Friend / Edward Lowe.
Other Titles: Fifty-two McGs.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Calhoun ; foreword by Thomas Mallon.
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Billy CollinsU.S. poet laureate and author of "Sailing Alone Around the Room"Robert McG. Thomas has not only lifted the genre of the obituary to new literary heights, he has raised the dead by giving Read more...

 
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