Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving

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Greenberg, Jonathan, writer.
Butler, Mitch, illustrator.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
9781501197628, 1501197622
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375 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Florham Park Library - Adult Nonfiction
920.02 ROCCA
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
9781501197628, 1501197622


Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-375).
"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." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rocca, M., Greenberg, J., & Butler, M. (2019). Mobituaries: great lives worth reliving (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rocca, Mo, Jonathan, Greenberg and Mitch, Butler. 2019. Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rocca, Mo, Jonathan, Greenberg and Mitch, Butler. Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving Simon & Schuster, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rocca, Mo,, Jonathan Greenberg, and Mitch Butler. Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2019.

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