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The Resource Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg ; illustrations by Mitch Butler

Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg ; illustrations by Mitch Butler

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Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving
Title
Mobituaries
Title remainder
great lives worth reliving
Statement of responsibility
Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg ; illustrations by Mitch Butler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries -- reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With Mobituaries -- the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name -- the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him -- from the 20th century's greatest entertainer... to sitcom characters gone all too soon... to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter... until now. In these pages, Rocca chronicles the stories of the people who made a difference, but whose lives -- for some reason or another -- were never truly examined. There's Thomas Paine, whose Common Sense lit the fuse for the American Revolution -- and whose paltry obit summed up his life thusly: "He had lived long, did some good, and much harm." And then there's screen icon Audrey Hepburn. She remains a household name, but how much do we know about her wartime upbringing and how it shaped the woman we fell in love with? And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities... or secret weapons? As a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his rigorous reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women splendidly back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why." --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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NjBwBT
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Rocca, Mo
Dewey number
  • 920.02
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT105
LC item number
.R62 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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Greenberg, Jonathan
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  • Obituaries
  • Biography
Label
Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg ; illustrations by Mitch Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-375)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124763078
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781501197628
Lccn
bl2019027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124763078
Label
Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg ; illustrations by Mitch Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-375)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124763078
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781501197628
Lccn
bl2019027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124763078

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