Deaths in August - 2015
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Criminal justice reformer Jerome G. Miller died August 7 at the age of 83. He wrote Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System and Last One Over the Wall.
The physics professor who loved tennis, Howard Brody died August 11 at the age of 83. He wrote The Physics and Technology of Tennis and Tennis Science for Tennis Players.
Teacher and poet William Jay Smith died August 18 at the age of 97. His books include Ho for a Hat! and Laughing Time: Collected Nonsense.
Egon Bahr worked towards German reunification through Ostpolitik. He died August 20 at the age of 93. His books include Das musst du erzahlen and Zu meiner Zeit.
Methodist minister and civil rights leader George M. Houser died Augst 19 at the age of 99. He wrote No One Can Stop the Rain: Glimpses of Africa's Liberation Struggle.
Publishing executive Liz Perle died August 20 at the age of 59. She wrote Money, A Memoir: Women, Emotions and Cash.
Harvard scholar Svetlana Boym died August 5 at the age of 56. Her books include The Future of Nostalgia and Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia.
Physicist Jacob D. Bekenstein died August 16 at the age of 68. He wrote Buchi neri, comunicazione, energia.
Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was savagely beaten by police and left for dead in the march on Selma, has died on August 26 at the age of 104. She wrote Bridge Across Jordan.
Former NBA player Darryl Dawkins died August 27 at the age of 58. His memoir was called Chocolate Thunder.
Computer science professor Joseph F. Traub died August 24 at the age of 83. His books include Complexity and Information and Iterative Methods for the Solution of Equations.
Medium Colin Fry died August 25 at the age of 53. He wrote Life Before Death and Secrets from the Afterlife.
Horror film director Wes Craven died August 30 at the age of 76. In addition to his many movies he also wrote science fiction including Fountain Society: A Novel.
Economist Ruth L. Sivard died August 21 at the age of 99. She wrote a series of books called World Military and Social Expenditures.
Former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel died August 30 at the age of 95. His memoir was called I'll Never Forget it: memoirs of a Political Accident from East Baltimore.
Electrical engineer James L. Flanagan died August 25 at the age of 89. He wrote Speech Analysis Synthesis and Perception.
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