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Sir Creep

Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:08 PM

Ann McGovern, children's book author, for example, 'Stone Soup', has died of cancer at 85:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ool-staple.html

 

 “Zoo, Where Are You?” (1964), illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

 

Keats illustrated a number of older and popular Dr. Suess books.
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gcreptile

Posted 12 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

Ann McGovern, children's book author, for example, 'Stone Soup', has died of cancer at 85:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ool-staple.html


gcreptile

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:19 AM

Utta Danella, one of Germany's most popular writers with over 70 million books sold, has died at 96:

 

http://www.spiegel.d...-a-1047609.html(link in German)

 

Her books were light entertainment. She already died in July and she really should have been on my radar.


msc

Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:46 AM

 

 

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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A former colleague of a family member, and apparently enjoyable company too. It's been a bad year for notable old historians.

Sorry to hear that. This was kinda a back pages obit I stumbled across and almost didn't post till I read all the way through.
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No worries - most of the busy historians seem to shun media publicity. It's the more TV friendly ones who become more widely known.


Sir Creep

Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:59 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
SChttp://m.mcdowellnew...2.html?mode=jqm

 
A former colleague of a family member, and apparently enjoyable company too. It's been a bad year for notable old historians.

Sorry to hear that. This was kinda a back pages obit I stumbled across and almost didn't post till I read all the way through.
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msc

Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:32 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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http://m.mcdowellnew...2.html?mode=jqm

 

A former colleague of a family member, and apparently enjoyable company too. It's been a bad year for notable old historians.


Sir Creep

Posted 06 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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http://m.mcdowellnew...2.html?mode=jqm

RandomGuest

Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:11 AM

True Crime writer Ann Rule

 

http://www.seattlepi...-83-6408144.php

 

One of my favourite authors. :(


Handrejka

Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:40 PM

True Crime writer Ann Rule

 

http://www.seattlepi...-83-6408144.php


gcreptile

Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

2015 candidate for the Nobel Prize, italian author Sebastiano Vassalli has died at 73:

 

http://www.ilfattoqu...himera/1908995/(italian link)

 

Apparently, his most important work was the novel "La Chimera".


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