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A wonderful life - Cyrus Copeland

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Title
A wonderful life - 50 eulogies to lift the spirit
Author
Cyrus Copeland
format
Hardback
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20060512

The lives of the world's greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends,
relatives, and peers.

Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century's best and brightest:

World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi by Jawaharlal Nehru

Movie Stars: Joan Crawford remembered by director George Cukor, Orson Welles by Charlton Heston

Media Titans: Katharine Graham celebrated by Ben Bradlee, Edward R.Murrow by Charles Kuralt

Entertainers: John Belushi by Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope by Larry Gelbart

Composers and Singers: Jerry Garcia by Robert Hunter, Leonard Bernstein by Ned Rorem

Athletes: Mickey Mantle by Bob Costas, Arthur Ashe by Douglas Wilder

In these moving and personal tributes, we see the true personalities of these fifty remarkable people, shadings of character usually hidden from the spotlight.

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"How do you make good, in words, on the life of another human being? The real challenge of the task is evident on every page....A fascinating collection of memorial remarks about 64 well-known figures."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Edition
Keyword Index
Eulogies.|Celebrities - Biography.
Country of Publication
North Carolina
Number of Pages
296

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