Deaths in December - 2017

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Deaths in December - 2017

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1varielle
Editado: Dez 5, 2017, 9:58am

American politician John Bayard Anderson died December 3 at the age of 95. His books include A Congressman's Choice, The American Economy We Need and Vision and Betrayal in America.

Illustrator and designer of corporate logos, Ivan Chermayeff died Decem ber 3 at the age of 85. His books include Fishy Facts, Feathery Facts and Furry Facts.

2varielle
Editado: Dez 6, 2017, 8:56am

The central figure in an early 1960s British political scandal, Christine Keeler died December 4 at the age of 75. Her books include Scandal and The Truth at Last: My Story.

French singer Johnny Hallyday died December 6 at the age of 74. He wrote Dans mes Yeux.

3varielle
Editado: Dez 7, 2017, 12:43pm

Author William H. Gass died December 7 at the age of 93. His many books include The Tunnel and Omensetter’s Luck.

4varielle
Editado: Dez 8, 2017, 9:52am

Journalist and novelist Leslie H. Whitten "Les", died December 1 at the age of 89. His books include Moon of the Wolf and The Alchemist.

French author Jean d'Ormesson died December 5 at the age of 92. His books include The Glory of the Empire, Histoire du Juif errant and au plaisir de Dieu.

5Crypto-Willobie
Editado: Dez 16, 2017, 7:52am

Alan Sinfield, a leading light in both Queer Studies and Shakespeare Studies, died December 2 at the age of 75 after a long illness -- he was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2004. He was for a time the editor of the journal Textual Practice and his many books include Political Shakespeare (with Jonathan Dollimore) and The Wilde Century.

Tribute/obituary here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/42887
ETA Guardian obit: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/15/alan-sinfield-obituary

6PossMan
Dez 10, 2017, 9:59am

Max Clifford, a PR man involved in a number of high-profile cases, died December 10th 2017 after being taken to hospital from a prison where he was a guest of Her Majesty. He co-authored Read All About It: Max Clifford

7PossMan
Dez 11, 2017, 6:15am

Professor Jack Hayward died December 8th 2017 age 86. He wrote a number of books including:-
"Private Interests and Public Policy" (touchstones didn't work)
The One and Indivisible Republic
Fragmented France
Elitism, Populism and European Politics
Leaderless Europe

8varielle
Dez 11, 2017, 8:45am

Journalist Simeon Booker died December 10 at the age of 99. His books include Shocking the Conscience, Susie King Taylor Civil War Nurse and Black Man's America.

9varielle
Editado: Dez 12, 2017, 1:09pm

Editor for Fortune and Money magazines, Marshall Loeb died December 9 at the age of 88. His books include Leadership for Dummies and Marshall Loeb's Lifetime Financial strategies.

Times reporter Roy Reed died December 10 at the age of 87. His books include Faubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal and Looking For Hogeye.

10varielle
Dez 14, 2017, 10:00am

Biographer Anthony Scaduto died December 12 at the age of 85. He wrote books on Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Scapegoat.

11varielle
Dez 15, 2017, 8:26am

Former chairman of ESPN, Stuart Evey "Stu", died December 9 at the age of 84. He wrote Creating an Empire: ESPN.

12varielle
Editado: Dez 18, 2017, 8:21am

Author Bette Howland has died at the age of 80. Her books include Blue in Chicago and Things to Come and Go.

Model and WWII espionage agent, Aline Griffith, Countess of Quintanilla and Romanones, died December 11 at the age of 94. Her books include The Spy Wore Red and The Well-Mannered Assasin.

13varielle
Dez 20, 2017, 12:58pm

Disgraced Cardinal Bernard F. Law died December 19 at the age of 86. His books include Christian Marriage: A Covenant of Love and Life and Solidarity in Favour of new Migrations.

14varielle
Editado: Dez 21, 2017, 12:49pm

Author Clifford Irving died December 19 at the age of 87. He's best remembered for hoaxing the world with The Autobiography of Howard Hughes. He also wrote Final Argument and Trial.

Exiled Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong died December 14 at the age of 89. His work includes Xiao yao you and Impermeable Call Transition.

15varielle
Editado: Dez 22, 2017, 10:53am

Sportscaster Dick Enberg died December 21 at the age of 82. His books include Dick Enberg's Humorous Quotes for All Occasions and Dick Enberg: Oh My!.

Diplomat Edward Rowny died December 17 at the age of 100. He wrote It Takes One to Tango and Smokey Joe & the General.

Lawyer Janet Benshoof died December 18 at the age of 70. She wrote Burma's Nuclear Strategy and Tipping the Scales: The Christian Right's Legal Crusade Against Choice.

16PossMan
Dez 23, 2017, 7:54am

Godfrey Smith, journalist, died December 22nd aged 91. He wrote novels and non-fiction books including:—
The Business of Loving
How it Was in the War
Take the Ball and Run

17varielle
Editado: Dez 27, 2017, 8:58am

Percussionist and industrial music pioneer known as Z'ev died December 16 at the age of 66. He wrote Rhythmajik, Practical uses of Number, Rhythm and Sound.

Simonetta Puccini, granddaughter of the composer, died December 16 at the age of 89. She wrote The Puccini Companion.

Famed hockey goalie Johnny Bower died December 26 at the age of 93. He wrote The China Wall: The Timeless Legend of Johnny Bower.

18varielle
Editado: Dez 29, 2017, 3:38pm

Political activist Marcus G. Raskin died December 24 at the age of 83. His books include The Viet-Nam Reader and In Democracy's Shadow.

Famed horse trainer Jack van Berg died Deceber 27 at the age of 81. He wrote Jack van Berg, Horseman - Owning and Training Thoroughbreds.

Mystery writer Sue Grafton died December 28 at the age of 77. She's know for her mystery alphabet series such as A is for Alibi and B is for Burglar.

19PossMan
Dez 30, 2017, 7:03am

Lord Quirk Randolph Quirk died December 20th 2017 aged 97. His books include:—
The Use of English
The Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (with Sydney Greenbaum and others)
An Introduction to Standard English (with his wife Gabriele Stein)
Grammatical and Lexical Variance in English

20varielle
Editado: Dez 31, 2017, 11:33am

Architect John Calvin Portman, Jr. died December 29 at the age of 93. His books include The Architect as Developer and John Portman: A Life of Building.

Actress and Comedienne Rose Marie died December 28 at the age of 94. Her autobiography was called Hold the Roses.

Neuroscientist Ben A. Barres died December 27 at the age of 63. He wrote Purifying and Culturing Neural Cells .

Designer of Mazda's rotary engine, Kenichi Yamamoto died December 20 at the age of 95. He wrote Rotary Engine.

21PossMan
Jan 2, 2018, 7:38am

Francis Wyndham died December 28th aged 93. Although a reviewer he didn't write many books himself but his works include:—
Trotsky
The Other Garden
and The Theatre of Embarrassment

22varielle
Editado: Jan 2, 2018, 8:58am

Crossword puzzle creator Maura Jacobson died December 25 at the age of 91. Her books include Puzzles Points Shakers, New York Magazine Crossword Puzzle Omnibus and Puzzles Points Flying.

Advocate for sustainable agriculture, Calestous Juma died December 15 at the age of 64. His books include The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, Innovation and Its Enemies and The Gene Hunters.

23Crypto-Willobie
Jan 2, 2018, 10:22am

>21 PossMan: Alas! I love his fiction...

24varielle
Jan 3, 2018, 9:19am

Archaeologist Lawrence E. STager died December 29 at the age of 74. His books include Life in Biblical Israel and Scripture and Other Artifacts.

25varielle
Editado: Jan 4, 2018, 8:16pm

Cancer specialist Dr. Jimmie C. Holland died December 24 at the age of 89. Her books include The Human Side of Cancer and Psycho-Oncology.

Former German police commando who ended a 1977 hijacking, Ulrich Wegener died December 29 at the age of 88. He wrote GSG 9 - Stärker als der Terror.

Conductor Maurice Peress died December 31 at the age of 87. His books include Dvorak to Duke Ellington and The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue.

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Jan 5, 2018, 9:33am

Diplomat and journalist Ronald Higgins died December 22 at the age of 88. His books include The Seventh Enemy and Plotting Peace.

27varielle
Jan 8, 2018, 9:59am

Architectural historian Gavin Stamp died December 30 at the age of 69. His books include Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses and The Changing Metropolis.

28varielle
Editado: Jan 9, 2018, 3:18pm

Ack!

30varielle
Editado: Jan 10, 2018, 10:00am

British politician and academic Eric Moonman died December 22 at the age of 88. His books include Science and Technology in Europe and Reluctant partnership - A Critical Study of the Relationship between Government and Industry.

31varielle
Jan 18, 2018, 12:21pm

32patchygirl
Editado: Jan 24, 2018, 2:01pm

Editor and author Jenny Overton died at 75 on 15th December. She wrote four children's books including The Thirteen Days of Christmas.

33PossMan
Fev 21, 2018, 7:26am

Professor Archie Duncan died December 20th 2017 aged 91. He wrote The Kingship of the Scots 842-1292, Scotland: The Making of the Kingdom and Acts of Robert I, King of Scots,1306-1329

34varielle
Mar 5, 2018, 9:34am

British television personality Keith Chegwin died December 11 at the age of 60. He wrote Shaken But Not Stirred.

35varielle
Dez 6, 2018, 9:06am

Proponent of healing plants James A. Duke died December 10, 2017 at the age of 88. His books include The Green Pharmacy, Handbook of Medicinal herbs and Green Farmacy Garden.

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