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The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012: From the Pages of The New York Times Paperback – Nov 1 2011

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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (Nov. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761165762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761165767
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.3 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The final word Dec 9 2011
By wogan - Published on
Format: Paperback
So many people, even those of a younger age than one would expect, turn to the obituaries first in the newspaper. Even on social media sites, the death of someone well known is immediately posted and their lives recounted.

This then is a book for those who are fascinated by those readings. It starts with the New York Times obituaries in August 2010 to July of 2011. They are in chronological order - the politicians, the media stars, and the heroes. There are pictures with many, but it is the words that we read that tell the story, the facts of their lives: Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, David Nelson, Sparky Anderson, and Captain Beefheart...all remembered among others.
A general index and a specialty index are included in this strangely engrossing book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful read Jan. 9 2012
By Trevor Johnson - Published on
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Though New York City (specifically Manhattan) is disproportionally represented, this book is a fine read collecting some of the best and most significant obituaries of the last year. I hope this continues as a series each year as there are several significant ones that have happened since this book was published.
Quality writing from the New York Obituaries July 12 2014
By new teacher - Published on
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A very interesting, quick read. The writing is excellent, the obits fascinating. It's the kind of book you can choose to read about a particular person, or randomly pick it up and turn to any page and learn about these famous and infamous people.
great book! Dec 29 2012
By Linda M Dietrich - Published on
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This is a fun book to read. Looking back over the past year reminded me of many events that I had forgotten.
Lives Well Lived Oct. 7 2012
By Michael J. Muller - Published on
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Fame and fortune do not necessarily qualify oneself for inclusion in a NY Times Obituary. This is an annual compilation of obituaries of lives of accomplishment. Some were famous, some .. were notorious, some were familiar to us all . Reading these collected obits reveal life lessons. Very entertaining and very informative.

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