Last Words of Notable People
Final Words of More Than 3500 Noteworthy People Throughout HistoryBook - 2010
Last Words of Notable People -- Final Words of More than 3500 Noteworthy People Throughout History is a comprehensive core reference work on "Last Words" or "famous last words." A work of unprecedented scope and study, covering noted people over the span thousands of years and the entire globe. Each entry is presented with a relevant biographical treatment and is meticulously documented, citing best sources available. Connection or relation of cited sources to entries are presented. Accuracy or veracity traditionally quoted or reported, reputed "last words" is often questioned and an explanations and source is provided. Conflicting variations of reported "last words" for many entries are presented for the purpose of further research. All are sourced. Contains a detailed selected annotated bibliography of significant "last words" sources. Indexed. The conclusion of more than a dozen years work and consultation of tens of thousands of sources, Last Words of Notable People is the most comprehensive and scholarly reference regarding recorded "last words" compiled to date. Highly recommended for public, academic, and secondary school libraries and research collections.
Publisher: Haddonfield, N.J. : Reference Desk Press, c2010.
Branch Call Number: 808. 8 LAS
Characteristics: viii, 671 p. ; 27 cm.