Deaths in February - 2019
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Longest serving US Representative John Dingell died February 7 at the age of 92. He wrote Honoring our Detroit River and The Dean: The Best Seat in the House from FDR to Obama.
Mountaineer Andy Nisbet fell to his death during a climb on February 5. He was 65. His many guidebooks include Scottish Winter Climbs and Northern Highlands South.
Artist Robert Ryman died February 8 at the age of 88. His work can be seen in Robert Ryman : new paintings : October 11-November 9, 2002 and Robert Ryman - Recent Paintings .
Leader in the field of women's studies Anne Firor Scott died February 6 at the age of 97. Her many books include The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930, The American Woman : Who Was She? , and Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History.
June Hurley Young aka Miss June, a teacher best known for hosting Tampa's franchised version of the Romper Room, died February 2 at the age of 87. She wrote The Don Ce-Sar Story and Florida's Pinellas Peninsula.
China scholar Roderick MacFarquhar died February 10 at the age of 88. His many books include Mao's Last Revolution, The Forbidden City , The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 15: The People's Republic, Part 2 and The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 14: The People's Republic.
Psychologist Edward F. Zigler died February 7 at the age of 88. His books include The Pre-K Debates: Current Controversies and Issues, Children's Play: The Roots of Reading, Head Start: The Inside Story of America's Most Successful Educational and The First Three Years and Beyond: Brain Development and Social Policy.
Collaborator with her husband Alvin Toffler, researcher Heidi Toffler died February 6 at the age of 89. Her books include War and Anti-War: Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century, Revolutionary Wealth and Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave.
Fringe political figure Lyndon LaRouche died February 12 at the age of 96. A few of his books include Children of Satan, So, You Wish to Learn All About Economics?: A Text on Elementary, Now, Are You Ready To Learn Economics? and Earth's Next Fifty Years.
Ornithologist Tom J. Cade died February 6 at the age of 91. His books include The Falcons of the World, Peregrine Falcon Populations: Their Management and Recovery and Falcon Propagation: A Manual on Captive Breeding.
Co-creator if the modern paperback Betty Ballantine died February 12 at the age of 99. She wrote An American Celebration: The art of Charles Wysocki.
Archivist for Disney for 40 years, Dave Smith died February 15 at the age of 78. His books include Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, Ultimate Disney Trivia Quiz Book and Disney: The First 100 Years .
Younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, Lee Radziwill died February 15 at the age of 85. Her books include One Special Summer , Happy Times , and Lee .
British politician Paul Flynn died February 17 at the age of 84. His books include How to be an MP: Learning the 'Commons Knowledge' and Dragons Led by Poodles: Inside Story of a New Labour Stitch Up .
Oceanographer Wallace S. Broecker died February 18 at the age of 87. His books include Fixing Climate: What Past Climate Changes Reveal About the Current, The Great Ocean Conveyor: Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change, How to Build a Habitable Planet, Chemical Oceanography and The glacial world according to Wally.
Defector and Soviet Union scholar Seweryn Bialer died February 8 at the age of 92. His books include The Soviet Paradox: External Expansion, Internal Decline, Stalin and His Generals: Soviet Military Memoirs of World War II, and Stalin's Successors: Leadership, Stability and Change in the Soviet Union.
Thriller and military adventure novelist W. E. B. Griffin died February 12 at the age of 89. His many books include By Order of the President , The Hostage, Retreat, Hell! , Semper Fi and Behind the Lines .
Editor and translator of Japanese literature, Donald Keene died February 24 at the age of 96. His many works include Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 1 ed. and Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day.
Country and Blue Grass musician Mac Wiseman died February 24 at the age of 93. His memoir was called Mac Wiseman: All My Memories Fit for Print.
Jeraldine Saunders' memoir of her life as a cruise director became the basis for the TV series The Love Boat. She died February 26 at the age of 95. Her books include Signs of Love: Your Personal Guide to Romantic & Sexual Compatibility , Love Boats, Love Signs: Find Your True Love Using Astrology, Numbers, Handwriting, Frisco Lady , Legacy of Love, Cruise Diary and The complete guide to a successful cruise .
Jazz critic and historian Ira Gitler died February 23 at the age of 90. His books include The Masters of Bebop: A Listener's Guide, Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s and The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies .
Edward Ed Nixon, brother of the late president, died February 27 at the age of 88. He wrote The Nixons: A Family Portrait .
Chinese historian Li Xueqin died February 24 at the age of 85. His books include The wonder of Chinese bronzes , Eastern Zhou and Qin Civilizations (Early Chinese Civilization Series) and The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes .
Spy novelist Charles McCarry died February 26 at the age of 88. His many books include The Tears of Autumn, The Miernik Dossier, and Old Boys .
Novelist Gillian Freeman died February 23 at the age of 89. Her many books include The Leather Boys , The undergrowth of literature, The Schoolgirl Ethic: Life and Work of Angela Brazil , Easter Egg Hunt and The confessions of Elisabeth von S.
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