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by Jeff Bloch,Malcolm Forbes

Download They Went That-A-Way: How the Famous, the Infamous, and the Great Died ePub
  • ISBN 0671657097
  • ISBN13 978-0671657093
  • Language English
  • Author Jeff Bloch,Malcolm Forbes
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (June 1, 1988)
  • Pages 329
  • Formats azw lrf lrf lit
  • Category Biography
  • Size ePub 1934 kb
  • Size Fb2 1506 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 658

Offers 150 brief profiles of the demise of the rich and famous over the past three thousand years, from ancient Greece to yesterday's headlines

They Went That-A-Way.

They Went That-A-Way. He served in the US Army during WW II and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Jeff Bloch is writer and former reporter for & magazine. Why should you read this book? For the same reason you browse the weekly tabloids at a supermarket checkout counter or watch "reality TV".

They Went That-A-Way book. Non-Fiction, History, Short Stories. What also made the book catch my eye was that it was short stories and I have a short attention span sometimes so I knew it was perfect. The history behind it was the real selling point to me because I love history and I felt as though it would be interesting to learn a little bit more about many people.

by Jeff Bloch and Malcolm Forbes. Great book - perhaps a misunderstood title. com User, November 7, 2000.

book by Malcolm Forbes. by Jeff Bloch and Malcolm Forbes. They Went That A-Way is a collection of over 150 1-2 page sketches of famous personalities, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Forbes, Malcolm S; Bloch, Jeff. How the famous, the infamous, and the great died"-Jacket subtitle. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Items related to They Went That-A-Way: How the Famous . This macabre parade, written with freelancer Bloch, is undeniably fascinating, and the bottom-heavy (so to speak) profiles are entertaining and informative.

Items related to They Went That-A-Way: How the Famous, the Infamous,. Malcolm Forbes They Went That-A-Way: How the Famous, the Infamous, and the Great Died. ISBN 13: 9780345362506. This time it's 150 capsule biographies, each based on how the subject died. Preferred Choice Bookplan alternate.

Find nearly any book by Jeff Bloch. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. What Happened to Their Kids: Children of the Rich and Famous. by Malcolm Forbes, Jeff Bloch. ISBN 9780671664152 (978-0-671-66415-2) Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 1990.

They went that-a-way: How the famous, the infamous, and the great died. Malcolm Forbes was a giant of American business. His success in publishing reflected the tremendous vitality of our nation and served to inform and inspire a generation of successful business leaders.

They went that-a-way: How the famous, the infamous, and the great died ) Offers 150 brief profiles of the demise of the rich and famous over the past three thousand years, from ancient Greece to yesterday's headlines. 0774X/?tag prabook0b-20. He was greatly admired and will be greatly missed.

How the famous, the infamous, and the great died. by Malcolm S. Forbes. Published 1998 by Barnes & Noble.

They Went That-A-Way, Malcolm Forbes, How the famous, the infamous and the great died, Vintage book. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about famous infamous? Well you're in luck, because here they come. The most common famous infamous material is ceramic. The most popular color? You guessed it: white.

That’s what made They Went That-a-Way such a great read - it wasn’t that they were celebrity deaths, but that the encapsulated obits told great stories, whether it was epic or mundane (including dispelling the myth of Oscar Wilde’s last words. Plus, it had one of the most beautiful cover designs I’ve ever seen - really, what more do you want from a book? Advertisements.

Talk about They Went That-A-Way: How the Famous, the Infamous, and the Great Died


Eigonn
Bought this book long time ago great for being in a plane.
Mohn
A fantastically interesting set of factoids. Very revealing.
Bradeya
This book was a compilation of how people died & there epitaphs. It was well written & entertaining. I would recommend this book & just wish it wasn't so hard to find
Riavay
Good coffee table book. Interesting, fun to read
Uranneavo
I got this for my wife for her birthday, and she loved it. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in how famous people kicked the bucket.
Memuro
This book was recommended by a friend so I purchased it for our school library. Many students love to read trivia books and the more bizarre the better.
Mallador
This was a gift and the recipient appreciated and liked it very much. I don't know what else to write.
They Went That-A-Way

Malcolm Forbes is the editor-in-chief of `Forbes' magazine. He served in the US Army during WW II and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Jeff Bloch is writer and former reporter for `Forbes' magazine. This 329 page book from 1988 provides a short account of the death of 175 people who were famous for one reason or another over the last 3,000 years. Why should you read this book? For the same reason you browse the weekly tabloids at a supermarket checkout counter or watch "reality TV". The names are listed in alphabetic order in the `Contents' and the `Index'. They don't say how they selected these people. I will list a few of the names.

) Saint Thomas Aquinas is the most important theologian and philosopher in the Roman Catholic church. He was hurt on a journey to meet the Pope and died in a nearby abbey in 1274.
) Bobby Driscoll became a child star for Walt Disney. He got hooked on drugs and became unemployable. He was found dead in 1968, another homeless junkie.
) William C. Durant bought independent car makers to create General Motors in 1908, and later started Chevrolet. He sold his holdings after the 1929 crash. A series of strokes led to his death.
) James Garfield was the compromise Republican candidate for President in 1880. He was murdered by a disappointed office-seeker. This led to civil service reform.
) Ulysses S. Grant has one of the most corrupt presidencies. Bad investments caused a loss of his fortune. To support his wife and children he began to write his memoirs before he died of throat cancer .
) Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury. He insulted Aaron Burr in a dinner party conversation that was published, and was challenged to a duel. Hamilton's apology was not accepted. Burr shot him and Hamilton died the next day. [Was this over a personal insult?]

) Warren Harding was a likeable compromise candidate in 1920 [like Reagan or Clinton?] Scandals erupted after his unexpected death. Harding said he would rather be loved than great.
) William Henry Harrison was elected after the Panic of 1837. He caught a severe cold after his Inauguration and died a week later.
) Thomas Jefferson and John Adams served together in the Continental Congress but later became rivals after Independence. They reconciled in 1812; both died on July 4, 1826.
)Saint Lawrence is the most celebrated martyr of Roman times. After the execution of Pope Sixtus Lawrence gave away riches to the poor. He was sentenced to a slow death on a gridiron over a fire. His death led to a wave of conversions.
) Senator Joseph McCarthy was censored by the Senate in 1954. His alcoholism increased until he died of liver failure. His name is associated with personal attacks based on unsubstantiated charges.

) Lt. General George Patton led his troops to victory in North Africa, Sicily, and the western front in Europe. He was removed from command for failing to implement denazification policies. A traffic accident broke his neck. He died in his sleep.
) Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller died of a heart attack while in the company of a 25-year old woman. Earlier reports were inaccurate.
) Leon Trotsky fled from Stalinist Russia in 1929 and settled in Mexico in 1937. He was convicted of treason, some of his supporters were hunted by the NKVD. He was killed by a man who feigned friendship.
) Raoul Wallenberg went to Hungary in 1944 and gave Swedish passports to thousands of Jews to save them from extermination. He disappeared in January 1945 when he left to meet Soviet officials. He supposedly died in July 1949, but other reports differed.
) George Washington caught a bad cold in freezing rain. He was treated by being bled, against one doctor's advice. He soon died.