A Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life

50 Eulogies to Lift the Spirit

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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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.


Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781565125117
1565125118
Characteristics: xvii, 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Copeland, Cyrus

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