The New York Times Book Of The Dead

Author: William McDonald
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316395463
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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.

Book Of The Dead Tombquest Book 1

Author: Michael Northrop
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545723450
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From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients--the Death Walkers--are also brought back to life. An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world . . . even if that means going head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years. Read the book, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through! Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.

The Book Of The Dead

Author: Will Hill
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ISBN: 9780957646254
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"The Book of the Dead" addresses the most fascinating of all the undead: the mummy. This anthology includes nineteen original stories of revenge, romance, monsters and mayhem, ranging freely across time periods, genres and styles. Contributors include Gail Carriger, Will Hill, Jesse Bullington, Paul Cornell, Maria Dahvana Headley, Jonathan Green, Molly Tanzer, David Bryher, Den Patrick, Lou Morgan, Sarah Newton, Maurice Broaddus, Glen Mehn, Louis Greenberg, Michael West, Jenni Hill, David Thomas Moore, Roger Luckhurst and Adam Roberts. The stories are illustrated by Garen Ewing, award-winning creator of The Adventures of Julius Chancer series, and introduced by John J. Johnston, Vice Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society. The anthology is published in collaboration with the Egypt Exploration Society, the UK's oldest independent funder of archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, dedicated to the promotion and understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture. "Be prepared, therefore, to shudder, smile, shed a tear, and even lose some sleep..." ---- Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. Contains Adam Roberts' "Tollund," finalist for the Sidewise Award. "Shrouded in history and mystery, complete with curses, canopic jars and a surprising quantity of cat-fancying, "The Book of the Dead" is as ambitious an anthology as "The Lowest Heaven," and every bit as successful.... I'm in the mood for mummies." - Tor.com "Something extra-special.... promises and delivers an eclectic ride filled with mummies, mysteries and more" - Women24 (Book of the Month) "A great read" - The British Fantasy Society "A delightful foray into the history and mythology of the mummy" - Innsmouth Free Press "Disgustingly, gloriously good." - A Fantastical Librarian

The Big Book Of The Dead

Author: Marion Winik
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 1640092544
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Marion Wink is esteemed for bringing humor and wit to that most unavoidable of subjects: death. At last, Winik's critically acclaimed, cult favorites, Glen Rock Book of the Dead and Baltimore Book of the Dead, have been carefully combined in their proper chronological order, revealing more clearly than ever before the character hidden throughout these stories: Winik herself. Featuring twelve additional vignettes along with a brand–new introduction, The Big Book of the Dead continues Winik's work as an empathetic, witty chronicler of life.

The Baltimore Book Of The Dead

Author: Marion Winik
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 164009122X
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“This book is both brief and miraculous, and it will be finished before you’re ready to let it go. Like life.” —Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth When Cheryl Strayed was asked by The Boston Globe to name a book she finds herself recommending time and again, she chose The Glen Rock Book of the Dead. Now, a decade later, that beloved book has a moving companion volume. The Baltimore Book of the Dead is a new collection of portraits of the dead, weaving an unusual, richly populated memoir of compressed narratives. Approaching mourning and memory with intimacy, humor, and an eye for the idiosyncratic, the story starts in the 1960s in Marion Winik’s native New Jersey, winds through Austin, Texas, and rural Pennsylvania, and finally settles in her current home of Baltimore. Winik begins with a portrait of her mother, the Alpha, introducing locales and language around which other stories will orbit: the power of family, home, and love; the pain of loss and the tenderness of nostalgia; the backdrop of nature and public events. From there, she goes on to create a highly personal panorama of the last half century of American life.

The Book Of The Dead

Author: John Mitchinson
Editor: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307716406
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A whimsical treasury of biographical profiles of famous and lesser-known individuals now dead includes hundreds of entries that reveal embarrassing-but-true details typically omitted by official biographers. Co-authored by the award-winning producer of Blackadder and the writer of QI.

The Modern Book Of The Dead

Author: Ptolemy Tompkins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451616538
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Draws on the teachings of major religious and philosophical traditions to outline a comprehensive "map" of the afterlife that explains that experiences of growth and change continue after death. By the author of The Divine Life of Animals. Reprint.

The New York Times Book Review

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

Book Of The Dead

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101155906
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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...

Book Of The Dead A Matt Kearns Novel 2

Author: Greig Beck
Editor: Momentum
ISBN: 1760082430
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From bestselling author Greig Beck, with new book Extinction Plague: A Matt Kearns Novel 4 out soon. When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it's not the only one. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on the sea floor. And they're getting bigger. People living near the pits are reporting strange phenomena-vibrations, sulfurous odors, and odd sounds in the stygian depths. Then the pets begin to go missing. When people start disappearing as well, the government is forced to act. Professor Matt Kearns and a team of experts are sent in by the military to explore one of the sinkholes, and they discover far more than they bargained for. From the war zones of the Syrian Desert to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns as he attempts to unravel an age-old prophecy. The answers Matt seeks are hidden in the fabled Al Azif-known as the Book of the Dead-and he must find it, even if it kills him. Because time is running out ... not just for Matt Kearns, but for all life on Earth. Bringing the Cthulhu myth to life, this thriller is perfect for fans of Matthew Reilly, Steve Alten, Myke Cole, Graham Masterton, James Rollins and Michael Crichton. PRAISE FOR BOOK OF THE DEAD "With THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, Greig Beck conjures terror and dark magic in a sprawling, apocalyptic nightmare of a novel. Highly recommended!" Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Predator One

The Book Of The Dead

Author: Elizabeth Daly
Editor: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1937384233
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A copy of Shakespeare’s The Tempest pulls a bookseller into a murder case in this mystery by Agatha Christie’s favorite American author. The hospital sees nothing to question about the death of the reclusive Mr. Crenshaw, and it’s not as though he had any friends to press the issue. He did, though, have one casual acquaintance, who happens to pick up Mr. Crenshaw’s battered old edition of The Tempest—and happens to pass that book on to Henry Gamadge. Gamadge, of course, is not only an expert in solving pesky problems but also an expert in rare books, and his two sets of expertise combine to uncover the extraordinary puzzle of Mr. Crenshaw, which began in California and ended on the other side of the country, at a chilly New England rendezvous. “An absorbing yarn that holds up to the end.” —New York Times “Beautifully plotted, with believable characters and ample thrills” —Saturday Review of Books

Shadow War Of The Night Dragons Book One The Dead City Prologue

Author: John Scalzi
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466822066
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Old Man's War author John Scalzi's sendup of the heroic fantasy genre, now a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dead Style

Author: Mordechai "Mister Mort" Rubinstein
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683358856
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An in-depth look at the influence of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on contemporary fashion and street style by GQ’s style-in-the-wild correspondent and fashion expert Since the formation of Dead & Company, a new breed of Deadhead has emerged: someone who appreciates stylish streetwear as much as tie-dye. Dead Style is a book that shows the influence of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on the current world of fashion. Tie-dyed pieces from designer labels like Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Missoni, and Burberry have dominated runway looks. Vintage Grateful Dead shirts are fetching hundreds of dollars online (on fashion auction sites and via Instagram sellers alike) and in stores. This book, visually driven and heavily captioned, is a look book for current Deadhead culture. Dead Style is a surprising, provocative, engaging, and fun work, a Grateful Dead book for a new generation.

The Book Of The Dead

Author: Douglas Preston
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409135055
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The final battle between good and evil. Only one will survive... The New York Museum of Natural History receives their stolen gem collection back...ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in DANCE OF DEATH, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings - and whispers of an ancient curse - begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.

The Publishers Weekly

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The New York Times Book Review Index 1896 1970 Title Index

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The Dead Enders

Author: Erin Saldin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481490427
File Size: 62,55 MB
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“Part coming-of-age story, mystery, and romance, this book has something for everyone.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Emotionally resonant…This thoughtful, atmospheric read will linger with readers.” —Publishers Weekly “A twisty psychological drama.” —Booklist For fans of One of Us Is Lying, this novel set during the summer in the small tourist town of Gold Fork features four teens all sharing one secret from their past—and one explosive truth that could change everything. In a place like Gold Fork, sometimes a secret is the only thing that’s really yours. Ana, Davis, Erik, and Georgie know that best. Bound together by a horrible tragedy from their pasts, they forged a friendship that has lasted through high school. In a town full of weekenders, they all know what it’s like to be dead enders, fated to stay trapped in a tourist destination for the rest of their lives. But with the appearance of long-lost family members and an arsonist setting the town ablaze, it’s time to confront the fact that what brought them together years ago might be what ultimately tears them apart. Because someone is keeping one last secret—a truth that could change everything.

The New York Times Encyclopedic Almanac

Author: CBS News
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New York Times Book Review And Magazine

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Book Of The Dead

Author: Greig Beck
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ISBN: 9781760082499
File Size: 64,62 MB
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When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it's not the only one. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on the sea floor. And they're getting bigger. People living near the pits begin reporting strange phenomena-vibrations, sulfurous odors, and odd sounds in the stygian depths. Then the pets begin to go missing. When people start disappearing as well, the government is forced to act. Professor Matt Kearns and a team of experts are sent in by the military to explore one of the sinkholes, and they discover far more than they bargained for. From the war zones of the Syrian Desert to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns as he attempts to unravel an age-old prophecy. The answers Matt seeks are hidden in the fabled Al Azif-known as the Book of the Dead-and he must find it, even if it kills him. Because time is running out, not just for Matt Kearns, but for all life on Earth. "With THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, Greig Beck conjures terror and dark magic in a sprawling, apocalyptic nightmare of a novel. Highly recommended!" -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of "V-Wars" and "Predator One"