Fame At Last: Who Was Who According to The New York Times Obituaries

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780740709401: Fame At Last: Who Was Who According to The New York Times Obituaries
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Highlights the lives of America's most important achievers including scientists, lawyers, doctors, actors, and politicians, and uses the database created from obituaries from the "New York Times" to answer questions about society.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

This absorbing study of what constitutes success and fame in the United States is based on Ball and Jonnes's analysis of nearly 10,000 obituaries that ran in the New York Times between 1993 and 1996. More popular than political news or TV listings, the obits focus on professional accomplishment with a variety of life stories running the gamut "from the mighty chairman of IBM to the guy who introduced single-wrap cheese." To assemble their computerized database, Ball, a sociologist with a long career in studying large groups, and Jonnes (We're Still Here: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of the South Bronx) categorized each obit according to length and whether a photo or byline ran with it. Individual chapters survey anywhere from 10 to 30 of the most famous people in specific professions (including business, medicine, law, government, media and entertainment, academia, and publishing), mixing broad sociological analysis with thumbnail portraits. Additional chapters cover women, inventors, blacks, foodies, criminals, philanthropists, and eccentrics who don't fit into a particular niche. The "Overall Apex of Fame"Dthe 28 longest obits appearing since 1993Dis topped by Richard M. Nixon (the sole president who died in this period), who was granted twice as much space as number two, Frank Sinatra. Agent, Gareth Esersky. (Nov.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ball, John, Jonnes, Jill
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (2000)
ISBN 10: 0740709402 ISBN 13: 9780740709401
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110740709402

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Ball, Jill Jonnes
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (2000)
ISBN 10: 0740709402 ISBN 13: 9780740709401
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0740709402

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Ball; Jill Jonnes
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (2000)
ISBN 10: 0740709402 ISBN 13: 9780740709401
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0740709402

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds