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Great lives : a century in obituaries

Author: Ian Brunskill
Publisher: London : Times Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of 124 Times obituaries of notable 20th-century figures.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic reference sources
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Brunskill
ISBN: 9781849725170 1849725179 9780007201693 0007201699
OCLC Number: 753998310
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Includes index.
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Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 690 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Lord Kitchener, 5 June 1916 --
V.I. Lenin, Dictator of Soviet Russia. World revolution as goal. 21 January 1924 --
Giacomo Puccini, A famous opera composer 29 November 1924 --
Rudolf Valentino, A film 'star' 23 August 1926 --
Claude Monet, The great painter of light 5 December 1926 --
Emmeline Pankhurst, A pioneer of woman suffrage 14 June 1928 --
D.H. Lawrence, A writer of genius 2 March 1930 --
Nellie Melba, A great prima donna 23 February 1931 --
Sir Edward Elgar, The laureate of English music 23 February 1934 --
Marie Curie, The discoverer of radium 4 July 1934 --
Sigmund Freud, Psycho-analysis 23 September 1939 --
Amy Johnson, A great airwoman 6 January 1941 --
Virginia Woolf, Novelist, essayist, and critic 28 March 1941 --
David Lloyd George, National leadership in war and peace. A pioneer of social reform. 26 March 1945 --
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Four times chief executive of United States. Service in freedom's cause. 12 April 1945 --
Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany. Twelve years of force and tyranny. 30 April 1945 --
General G.S. Patton, Brilliant American war leader 21 December 1945 --
John Maynard Keynes, A great economist 21 April 1946 --
Henry Ford, Motor manufacturer and idealist 7 April 1947 --
Mahatma Gandhi, Apostle of independence 30 January 1948 --
George Orwell, Criticism and allegory 21 January 1950 --
George Bernard Shaw, A prophet in the theatre 2 November 1950 --
Arnold Schoenberg, Beyond chromaticism 13 July 1951 --
Joseph Stalin, Dictator of Russia for 29 years 5 March 1953 --
Alan Turing, 17 June 1954 --
Henri Matisse, A master of modern French painting 3 November 1954 --
Sir Alexander Fleming, Discoverer of penicillin 11 March 1955 --
Albert Einstein, Father of nuclear physics 18 April 1955 --
Humphrey Bogart, An actor of authority 14 January 1957 --
Arturo Toscanini, A legendary musical figure 15 January 1957 --
Christian Dior, A master of couture design 24 October 1957 --
Dorothy L. Sayers, Christian apologist and novelist 17 December 1957 --
Frank Lloyd Wright, One of the world's outstanding architects 9 April 1959.
Other Titles: Times great lives
Times (London, England)
Responsibility: compiled by Ian Brunskill.

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The Times obituaries have given readers throughout the world an instant picture of a life for over 150 years. For many it is the first port of call in the newspaper. The Times Great Lives is a  Read more...

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'a glorious celebration of human diversity, genius and sheer eccentricity!Great Lives is a great book' Daily Express 'an engrossing volume, full of lively writing' Times Literary Supplement

 
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