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Titel: Famous Last Words
Verlag: Kyle Cathie
Einband: Soft cover
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Inhaltsangabe: This sometimes funny, frequently poignant compilation offers a glimpse at the death-bed departures of kings, courtiers, poets, painters, saints, villains, murderers, and martyrs through the ages. Among the notable parting sentiments are Bing Crosby?s breezy sign-off: “That was a great game of golf, fellers,? Lawrence Oates? farewell to Captain Scott on his mythically ill-fated expedition to the South Pole: “I?m just going out. I may be some time…,? and Civil War commander General Sedgewick?s final miscalculation: “They couldn?t hit an elephant at this dist—.? It is a fascinating record of our final thoughts at the brink of the unimaginable. Jonathan Green is a noted lexicographer and the author of many books, including Slang Down the Ages.
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