Joseph Stalin, Theodore Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe, Annie Oakley, Prince... The obituary page of The New York Times
is a celebration of extraordinary lives, a parade of giants memorialized in timeless prose. To create this tomb-sized book, the Gray Lady's obits editor William McDonald chose 320 prime examples from an enormous archive spanning 165 years. Organized by chapter - American Leaders, The Notorious, The Literary World, Popular Music - it's a compelling read. Want more? An included web key gives you free access to another 10,000. Hardcover, 656 pages, B&W photos.