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RUDOLF BRAZDA
AUGUST 2011
BERNADINE P. HEALY
HUGH L. CAREY
MARK O. HATFIELD
BUDD HOPKINS
NICK ASHFORD
JERRY LEIBER
EUGENE A. NIDA
STETSON KENNEDY
KEITH W. TANTLINGER
JOHN CULLEN
DAVID HONEYBOY EDWARDS
BETTY SKELTON
RALPH J. LOMMA
SEPTEMBER 2011
RICHARD HAMILTON
WALTER BONATTI
CHARLES H. PERCY
EMANUEL LITVINOFF
WANGARI MAATHAI
BOB CASSILLY
WILSON GREATBATCH
SYLVIA ROBINSON
RALPH M. STEINMAN
STEVEN P. JOBS
OCTOBER 2011
ANITA CASPARY
DERRICK BELL
FRED L. SHUTTLESWORTH
FRANKLIN KAMENY
LAURA POLLÁN TOLEDO
PIRI THOMAS
JERZY BIELECKI
MUAMMAR EL-QADDAFI
ELIZABETH WINSHIP
YVONNE McCAIN
JIMMY SAVILE
DOROTHY RODHAM
ANDY ROONEY
JOE FRAZIER
JAMIE PIERRE
RENÉ MOREL
BASIL D’OLIVEIRA
JOHN G. LAWRENCE
DANIELLE MITTERRAND
LANA PETERS
OSCAR GRIFFIN JR
ODUMEGWU OJUKWU
DECEMBER 2011
CHRISTOPHER LOGUE
MURIEL PETIONI
BONNIE PRUDDEN
ERICA WILSON
ANTHONY AMATO
GEORGE WHITMAN
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
KIM JONG-IL
VACLAV HAVEL
LYNN SAMUELS
HELEN FRANKENTHALER
GORDON HIRABAYASHI
JANUARY 2012
FREDERICA SAGOR MAAS
ROGER BOISJOLY
PILAR MONTERO
JOHNNY OTIS
EIKO ISHIOKA
JOE PATERNO
CAMILLA WILLIAMS
ANGELO DUNDEE
FEBRUARY 2012
DON CORNELIUS
DOROTHY GILMAN
FLORENCE GREEN
JOHN FAIRFAX
WHITNEY HOUSTON
LILLIAN BASSMAN
DORY PREVIN
GARY CARTER
ANTHONY SHADID
JOE THOMPSON
BARNEY ROSSET
MARIE COLVIN
WILLIAM HAMILTON
ANNA LOU DEHAVENON
ANDREW BREITBART
MARCH 2012
JAMES Q. WILSON
WILLIAM HEIRENS
SAMUEL GLAZER
JOHN DEMJANJUK
MURRAY LENDER
CHRISTINE BROOKE-ROSE
ADRIENNE RICH
HILTON KRAMER
HARRY CREWS
APRIL 2012
LOU GOLDSTEIN
ELIZABETH CATLETT
MIKE WALLACE
JONATHAN FRID
CHARLES COLSON
AMARILLO SLIM
MAY 2012
ROBERT DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
MAURICE SENDAK
DONNA SUMMER
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU
EUGENE POLLEY
JACK TWYMAN
JUNE 2012
RAY BRADBURY
RODNEY G. KING
ANNA J. SCHWARTZ
NORA EPHRON
YITZHAK SHAMIR
JULY 2012
JIMMY BIVINS
ERNEST BORGNINE
MARION CUNNINGHAM
MARVIN TRAUB
SYLVIA WOODS
HERBERT VOGEL
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The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: The Best of the New York Times Obituaries, 2013

The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: The Best of the New York Times Obituaries, 2013

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Returning for its second year but reimagined in a new impulse format, with a new title, new cover, new mission, and new sensibility, here is The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands, a pithier, quirkier collection of the 164 best page-turning obituaries from The New York Times.Written by top journalists, each story is a gem of a bio, a full life in miniature. There’s the famous: Steve Jobs, including the story of how he was reunited with a sister he never knew, the novelist Mona Simpson. And the almost famous: Ruth Stone, a poet who worked in relative obscurity until she won the National Book Award at the age of 87. The behind-the-scenes, like Arch West, inventor of the Dorito, who pulled America’s snacks out of the 1950s doldrums and created a $5-billion-a-year product, and the out-there, like self-styled anarchist and maverick artist (and real estate mogul and museum director) Bob Cassilly, who died at the controls of his bulldozer while building “Cementland” in St. Louis. And because of the chronological organization of the book, the stories, one next to the other, make for an addictive-as-salted-peanuts book: Mark O. Hatfield, the celebrated antiwar Republican senator from Oregon, next to Nancy Wake of the title, the impoverished New Zealander who grew up to become a high-society hostess and heroine of the French Resistance—the socialite who did, indeed, kill a Nazi with her bare hands.
Returning for its second year but reimagined in a new impulse format, with a new title, new cover, new mission, and new sensibility, here is The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands, a pithier, quirkier collection of the 164 best page-turning obituaries from The New York Times.Written by top journalists, each story is a gem of a bio, a full life in miniature. There’s the famous: Steve Jobs, including the story of how he was reunited with a sister he never knew, the novelist Mona Simpson. And the almost famous: Ruth Stone, a poet who worked in relative obscurity until she won the National Book Award at the age of 87. The behind-the-scenes, like Arch West, inventor of the Dorito, who pulled America’s snacks out of the 1950s doldrums and created a $5-billion-a-year product, and the out-there, like self-styled anarchist and maverick artist (and real estate mogul and museum director) Bob Cassilly, who died at the controls of his bulldozer while building “Cementland” in St. Louis. And because of the chronological organization of the book, the stories, one next to the other, make for an addictive-as-salted-peanuts book: Mark O. Hatfield, the celebrated antiwar Republican senator from Oregon, next to Nancy Wake of the title, the impoverished New Zealander who grew up to become a high-society hostess and heroine of the French Resistance—the socialite who did, indeed, kill a Nazi with her bare hands.

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