The New York Times Book of the Dead

The New York Times Book of the Dead

The book, which is about Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who, after a stay on
death row, asked to be executed by the ... Joan Didion, reviewing the book for
The New York Times Book Review, said: “It is ambitious to the point of vertigo.

Author: William McDonald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316395465

Category: History

Page: 656

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The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking book includes 300 of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Prince.
Categories: History

Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are
entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta ... —The New York Times Book Review “Ms.
Cornwell admits to being proud of Book of the Dead and she should be.” —
Midwest ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155906

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...
Categories: Fiction

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

New York Times Theater Reviews ... E1 : 3 Marceau , Marcel , Foundation ( Prod
) Bowler Hat , The , 2000 O 28 , B11 : 3 Martian Management ( Misc ) High
Infidelity , 2000 Ag 31 , E5 : 3 Martinson Theater ( Misc ) Book of the Dead , 2000
N 21 ...

Author: New York Times Theater Reviews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415936977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 625

View: 398

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Categories: Performing Arts

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

297-308 Wechsler, Shoshana, 'A Mat(t)er of Fact and Vision: The Objectivity
Question and “The Book of the Dead”, in How Shall We Tell Each Other ofthe ... 4
Engle, Paul, review of One Life, New York Times Book Review (14 April 1957), p.

Author: Catherine Gander

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748670550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Provides a new perspective on the documentary diversity of Muriel Rukeyser's work and influencesWinner of the inaugural Peggy O'Brien Book Prize of the Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Modern Book of the Dead

The Modern Book of the Dead

Critically acclaimed author Ptolemy Tompkins grew up in a family where questions about the shape and fate of the human soul were discussed on a daily basis, but it was only after his father’s passing that he began to consider death in a ...

Author: Ptolemy Tompkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451616545

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 249

A modern exploration of what happens after death, uniting spirituality with philosophy, biology, neuroscience, and rich examples of afterlife experiences. What happens to us after we die? It remains perhaps the single most important question we can ask, one that still inspires thousands to turn to the Tibetan and Egyptian Books of the Dead for hope and comfort. But we can no longer rely solely on ancient wisdom for truly useful answers about our own mortality. We must find explanations for the afterlife in the fruits of modern experience. Critically acclaimed author Ptolemy Tompkins grew up in a family where questions about the shape and fate of the human soul were discussed on a daily basis, but it was only after his father’s passing that he began to consider death in a genuinely concrete way. In this boldly unconventional book—part memoir, part history of ideas, part road map to what might truly await us—Tompkins approaches the question of the afterlife with refreshing intimacy. Weaving together philosophy, science, stories of near-death experiences, and theology, he offers readers a new perspective on death and comes to an amazing and uplifting conclusion: that, somehow, human consciousness lives on.
Categories: Religion

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

—The New York Times Book Review “Death in Paradise is faster than a
speeding bullet and right on target.” —Orlando Sentinel “Every Parker novel is
full of incidental pleasures, and Death in Paradise is no exception . . . what
lingers in the ...

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101546376

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 349

“[Parker's found] the pitch-perfect voice for a guy who is straining every muscle to cut down on the booze, hang on to his new job as police chief, and not get rattled by the body of a teenage girl”(The New York Times) in this bestselling mystery in the Jesse Stone series. Robert B. Parker takes readers back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to claim the body... The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.
Categories: Fiction

Entertainment Industry Economics

Entertainment Industry Economics

“Genteel Changes to Hardscrabble in Publishing,” New York Times, January 18. (
2001). “Why Newspapers and Newsprint Makers Are at War,” New York Times,
May 14. (2000). “Fissures ... “How Dead Is the Book Business?” New York Times

Author: Harold L. Vogel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107075290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 680

View: 438

Fully updated, this ninth edition remains the definitive source on the economics of entertainment in the United States and overseas.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Book is Dead

The Book is Dead

Like distributing episodes of Lost via the internet , or making Louis Armstrong ' s
catalogue available via the iTunes store , or putting the New York Times on the
web . Let ' s call that the new old media . The second approach – which we can ...

Author: Sherman Young

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868408042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

View: 653

"... books are machines for reading"--P. 161.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Light Shining in a Dark Place

Light Shining in a Dark Place

... his reign, as the reviewer for the New York Times noted: “With this new movie,
we jump straight to the ninth circle, where Satan is a guy in a suit and tie who
feasts on the misery of others, much as the dead feast on the living. ... Cf. Russell,
Book of the Dead, 186: “What was threatened before in Romero's se- ries has
finally come to pass: the living are now more like monsters than the living dead.”

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630875831

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 193

In Light Shining in a Dark Place, Jeff Sellars has drawn together more than a dozen scholars around the theme of discovering theology through the moving medium of film. The varied contributors in this collection explore, through their particular lenses, how theological ideas might be seen in and considered through one of the most popular of modern art forms. From subjects of sin, grace, and forgiveness to violence, science fiction/fantasy, and zombies, Light Shining in a Dark Place assists the theologically interested film viewer in tracing the light that might be found in the filmic arts back to the source of all lights. Contributors include: Bruce L. Edwards, J. Sage Elwell, Michael Leary, Peter Malone, Kevin C. Neece, Simon Oliver, Kim Paffenroth, J. Ryan Parker, Travis Prinzi, Megan J. Robinson, Scott Shiffer, James H. Thrall, and Alissa Wilkinson
Categories: Religion

Asian American Short Story Writers

Asian American Short Story Writers

New York: Rizzoli Books International, 1999. Studies of Jessica Hagedorn
Ancheta, Shirley. Rev. of Danger and Beauty. Amerasia Journal 20.1 (1994): 197
-202. Birkerts, Sven. Rev. of Charlie Chan Is Dead. New York Times Book
Review ...

Author: Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 418

Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Death of a Witch

Death of a Witch

always a special treat to return to Lochdubh.” —New York Times Book Review
M.C. BEATON Death of a Witch NEW YORK BOSTON. Front Cover.

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446544092

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 336

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin television series... Returning from a vacation, Constable Hamish Macbeth senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over his Scottish village of Lochdubh. Newcomer Catriona Beldame has cast a bewitching spell over the town, causing the local men to visit her cottage at all hours of the night and infuriating the women. Hamish suspects that she is a great danger to the town. Before he can prove that Catriona is truly wicked, she is brutally murdered-and Hamish becomes the prime suspect in the case. The constable will call upon the assistance of a pretty female forensic expert as he attempts to clear his name . . . and perhaps even find some romance. But when more violence breaks out, loyal Hamish must use all his detective skills to restore peace to his beloved village.
Categories: Fiction

Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

PILOTOGRAPHY AMERICAN STUDIES First published in 1973 , this remarkable
book about life in a small turn - of - the ... William H . Gass , New York Times Book
Review WISCONSIN Death TRIP michael Lesy " Lesy ' s reading of rural decay ...

Author: Michael Lesy

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826321933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 338

Consists chiefly of excerpts from the Badger State banner, Black River Falls, Wis., for the years 1885-1900 and of photos. taken by Charles Van Schaick from 1890 to 1910.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dead Letter Office a prelude to Bartleby the Scrivener

Dead Letter Office  a prelude to Bartleby the Scrivener

My thanks to Jack Cirillo and the staff of New Works Project; to Dean Donald Van
Horn and the Marshall University College ... Democratic Enlightenment:
Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights 1750-1790 (New York Times Book
Review, ...

Author: Matthew Earnest


ISBN: 9781300096849

Category: Art

Page: 62

View: 175

In Matthew Earnest's exuberant prequel to Melville's iconic story, three anonymous figures re-route undeliverable mail and inadvertently discover, to their horror, that the Enlightenment ended more than a century ago. A rococo vaudeville show that both celebrates and sighs for the bygone age of Humanism, a joyous elegy for the fading art of the written word.
Categories: Art

A Sudden Fearful Death William Monk Mystery Book 4

A Sudden Fearful Death  William Monk Mystery  Book 4

Book. Death might be commonplace in 1857 in the Royal Free Hospital in
London's Gray's Inn Road, but murder certainly isn't. When the body of ... About
the Author Anne Perry is a New York Times Title Page Copyright Page About the

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472211767

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 803

No one is beyond suspicion... William Monk once again pits himself against a deadly enemy in the fourth novel featuring the enigmatic detective from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Arthur Conan Doyle. 'Absorbing... Perry continues her excellent renderings of Victorian manners and mayhem' - Chicago Sun-Times Death might be commonplace in 1857 in the Royal Free Hospital in London's Gray's Inn Road, but murder certainly isn't. When the body of Prudence Barrymore, a gently bred, dedicated and passionate nurse, is discovered stuffed into a laundry chute no one - high born or low - can be beyond suspicion. But the police seem determined to concentrate their efforts on proving Dr Kristian Beck the culprit - because he is foreign. Concerned and unhappy with this state of affairs, Lady Callandra Daviot of the Board of Governors asks Investigator William Monk to pursue the case. Monk, frustrated by the lingering traces of amnesia caused by an accident, agrees, and calls upon his old colleagues to aid him. Hester Latterly, an independent young woman who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, knew the dead woman there; Hester's profession provides the perfect cover for her to obtain work at the Royal Free. And Oliver Rathbone, a brilliant barrister, who is brought in as counsel for the defence. But under the ever-present shadow of the gallows, and inching towards the appalling solution, the three begin to despair of justice ever prevailing. What readers are saying about A Sudden Fearful Death: 'Intriguing murder mystery in a bygone era, which captivates the reader' 'Was enthralled from beginning to end' 'I've got quite addicted to these stories'
Categories: Fiction

The New York Times Book of Health

The New York Times Book of Health

How to Feel Fitter, Eat Better, and Live Longer New York Times ... It's determined
by adding together all ages of death and then dividing them by the population. If
a lot of people die young, you'll have a low average life expectancy.

Author: New York Times

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307815927

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 528

View: 512

To Your Health! Recognizing that consumers sometimes feel overwhelmed by the relentless and often conflicting stream of medical reports, New York Times health reporter Jane E. Brody and her colleagues distill the information you really need from current findings, present balanced assessments of often contradictory medical advice, and offer sensible guidelines that won't go out of date overnight. Some of the pressing--and puzzling--questions they cover include: GOOD HEALTH VERSUS BAD HABITS * What are the "seven deadly sins" that sabotage good health? WHY WEIGHT GAIN IS HEALTH'S LOSS * Which newly identified hormone helps set our weight? THE MANY BENEFITS OF EXERCISE * Which is better--running or swimming? * Is moderate exercise really good enough? THE SCIENCE OF EATING RIGHT * What do we really know about fat and health? * Can drinking alcohol help your health? VITAMINS AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTS * Is beta-carotene a washout? PROTECTING THE HEART * How does heart disease differ for men and women? * Does testosterone protect our hearts? AVERTING CANCER RISKS * How do we interpret the new genetics of breast cancer? STAGES OF LIFE * Does fetal monitoring make any difference? * Do children really need low-fat diets? * What do we really know about hormone replacement?
Categories: Health & Fitness

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

THE DEAD HAVE NEVER DIED . By Edward C. Randall . New York : Alfred A.
Knopt . $ 1.50 . THE ADVENTURE BEAUTIFUL . Ву Lillan Whiting . Boston : Little
, Brown & Co. $ 1 . is a big book . It's the greatest novel in the American manner ...



ISBN: OSU:32435022190300

Category: Books


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The Angel of Death Hugh Corbett Mysteries Book 4

The Angel of Death  Hugh Corbett Mysteries  Book 4

... descriptions' New Statesman 'Extensive and penetrating research coupled with
a strong plot and bold characterisation. ... of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters
' Time Out 'Resurrectionist magic' New York Times 'I really like these medieval ...

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755370375

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 439

A shocking murder takes Hugh Corbett into a dark and dangerous investigation... In the fourth thrilling novel in Paul Doherty's medieval series, sleuth Hugh Corbett must discover how a man can be murdered in full view of the king and most of the notables of England. Perfect for Michael Jecks and Ellis Peters. In 1298, Edward I of England invaded Scotland and brutally sacked the town of Berwick, raising to the ground the Red House of the Flemings who had permission to trade there. He little knew his action would have far-reaching repercussions. A year later, Edward convokes a great assembly of the realm in St Paul's Cathedral. They are to hear Mass after which the main celebrant, Walter de Montfort, has been delegated to lecture the King on not taxing the Church. During the Mass, de Montfort dies a sudden and violent death. Hugh Corbett, the King's clerk, is given the task of solving the mystery and tracking down the murderer. Against the background of Edward's struggle to maintain himself, both at home and abroad, Corbett's investigations become tortuous and laced with danger... What readers are saying about The Angel of Death: 'This is the best murder mystery I've read' 'A plot to keep you on the edge of your seat' 'Well written, entertaining and keeps you guessing until the end'
Categories: Fiction

Death Trap

Death Trap

—Publishers Weekly Praise for Death Trap “A chilling tale . . . a compelling
journey . . . Fair warning: for three days I did little else but read this book.” —Harry
N. MacLean, New York Times best-selling author Praise for I'll Be Watching You ...

Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786033768

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

View: 578

A chilling tale of a sociopathic wife and mother. . .compelling! --New York Times bestselling author Harry N. MacLean "Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel." --Suspense Magazine It started when Alan Bates and his new wife arrived at his ex's house to pick up his two daughters for a weekend visit. Then two charred bodies were found in a burned-out car on a lonely Georgia road. . .and investigators pieced together a shattering story of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman's bitter rage, and a thirst for revenge that led to cruel, unflinching murder. Updating this gripping true-life thriller with shocking new details, M. William Phelps uncovers the cold heart of an unthinkable crime. "One of America's finest true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
Categories: True Crime

A High End Finish

A High End Finish

twisty tale, it features food, friends, ... —Nancy Atherton, New York Times
bestselling author of the Aunt Dimity mystery series “A cursed book, a dead
mentor, and ...

Author: Kate Carlisle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698153899

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 193

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIXER-UPPER MYSTERY SERIES! Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series! In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, Shannon has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. She's happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry’s found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she’s been hired to restore, the town’s attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder. Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who’s just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer’s identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she’ll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure...
Categories: Fiction

Jazz and Death

Jazz and Death

This is an annually published annotated catalog of jazz recordings distributed
from Upper Lake , Calif . 95485-0006 . Jefferson , Margo . “ Unforgettable . ” New
York Times Book Review , December 26 , 1999 . Jones , James H. Bad Blood :
The ...

Author: Frederick J. Spencer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578064538

Category: Music

Page: 311

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When a jazz hero dies, rumors, speculation, gossip, and legend can muddle the real cause of death. In this book, Frederick J. Spencer conducts an inquest on how jazz greats lived and died pursuing their art. Forensics, medical histories, death certificates, and biographies divulge the way many musical virtuosos really died. An essential reference source, Jazz and Death strives to correct misinformation and set the story straight. Reviewing the medical records of such jazz icons as Scott Joplin, James Reese Europe, Bennie Moten, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray, and Ronnie Scott, the book spans decades, styles, and causes of death. Divided into disease categories, it covers such illnesses as ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), which killed Charlie Mingus, and tuberculosis, which caused the deaths of Chick Webb, Charlie Christian, Bubber Miley, Jimmy Blanton, and Fats Navarro. It notes the significance of dental disease in affecting a musician's embouchure and livelihood, as happened with Joe "King" Oliver. A discussion of Art Tatum's visual impairment leads to discoveries in the pathology of what blinded Lennie Tristano. Heavy drinking, even during Prohibition, was the norm in the clubs of New Orleans and Kansas City and in the ballrooms of Chicago and New York. Too often, the musical scene demanded that those who play jazz be "jazzed." After World War II, as heroin addiction became the hallmark of revolution, talented bebop artists suffered long absences from the bandstand. Many did jail time, and others succumbed to the ravages of "horse." With Jazz and Death, the causes behind the great jazz funerals may no longer be misconstrued. Its clinical and morbidly entertaining approach creates an invaluable compendium for jazz fans and scholars alike. Frederick J. Spencer is a professor and associate dean emeritus of the School of Medicine (Medical College of Virginia) at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, and Modern Medicine, among other publications.
Categories: Music