Deaths in August - 2019
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Wrestler Harley Race died August 1 at the age of 76. He wrote King of the Ring: The Harley Race Story and The Professional Wrestlers' Instructional and Workout Guide.
Feminist teacher Ann Snitow died August 10 at the age of 76. Her books include Powers of Desire and The Feminist Memoir Project.
Nobel winning chemist Kary Mullis died August 7 at the age of 74. His books include Dancing Naked in the Mind Field and The Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo died August 26 at the age of 59. She wrote Roots of Style: Weaving together life..
Chess grandmaster Pal Benko died August 26 at the age of 91. He wrote The Benko Gambit.
Volkswagen executive Ferdinand Piech died August 25 at the age of 82. He wrote Auto.Biography.
Tibetan Lama Sogyal Rinpoche died August 28 at the age of 72. His books include The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and Glimpse After Glimpse: Daily Reflections on Living and Dying .
Dr. Donald Lindberg died August 16 at the age of 85. He wrote Health Hotlines (Toll Free Numbers from the National Library of Medicine) and The growth of medical information systems in the United States .
Body builder Frank Columbu died August 30 at the age of 78. His books include The Bodybuilder's Nutrition Book , Winning Bodybuilding and Coming on Strong.
Economist Martin Weitzman died August 28 at the age of 77. His books include Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet and The Share Economy: Conquering Stagflation.
Former president of Gambia Dawda Jawara died August 27 at the age of 95. He wrote his memoir Kairaba .
Former CIA spy Marita Lorenz died August 31 at the age of 80. She wrote Marita: One Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Love and Espionage from Castro to Kennedy and Marita: The Spy Who Loved Castro.
Physicist Steven Gubser died August 3 at the age of 47. He wrote The Little Book of String Theory and The Little Book of Black Holes (Science Essentials).
Book seller Richard Booth died August 19 at the age of 80. He wrote My Kingdom of Books and Book of Book Collecting .
Human rights activist Jan Ruff-O'Herne died August 19 at the age of 96. She wrote Fifty Years of Silence: The Extraordinary Memoir of a War Rape Survivor .
Public relations executive for Margaret Thatcher, Tim Bell died August 25 at the age of 77. He wrote Right or Wrong: The Memoirs of Lord Bell.
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