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Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer: An Anthology of Great Lives in 365 Days - The Telegraph (Telegraph Books) Edited by Harry Quetteville

Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer: An Anthology of Great Lives in 365 Days - The Telegraph (Telegraph Books)
by Edited by Harry Quetteville

A treasure trove of human virtue, vice and trivia, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer is the perfect gift for the armchair psychologist in all of us.
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Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer: An Anthology of Great Lives in 365 Days - The Telegraph Summary


The Telegraph's obituaries pages are renowned for their quality of writing and capacity to distil the essence of a life from its most extraordinary moments. A unique mix of heroism, ingenuity, infamy and the bizarre, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer collects the very best of those obituaries to present an endlessly absorbing compendium of human endeavour. Organised day by day around the calendar year, with each life presented on the date it ended, the book features hundreds of remarkable stories. World statesmen jostle with glamorous celluloid stars, pioneering boffins sit alongside chart-topping rock 'n' rollers, while artists and their muses mingle with record-breaking sportsmen, Victoria Cross winners, spies, showgirls and captains of industry - as well as the titans of rather more esoteric fields. Here, for instance, can be found Britain's greatest goat breeder, a hangman who campaigned to abolish the death penalty, a priest to Soho's pimps, a cross-dressing mountaineer and a minister who preached a gospel of avarice - donations in notes only, please, as 'change makes me nervous'. A treasure trove of human virtue, vice and trivia, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer is the perfect gift for the armchair psychologist in all of us.

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GOR005070211
Title
Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer: An Anthology of Great Lives in 365 Days - The Telegraph (Telegraph Books)
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Aurum Press
Year published
Number of pages
592
ISBN 10
1781310270
ISBN 13
9781781310274
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N/A
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