THE PORTABLE OBITUARY: How the Famous, Rich, and Powerful Really Died.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
New York: Harper Collins, (2007). SIGNED first edition - Arranged alphabetically, this is "a fascinating, off-beat, and darkly humorous necrology that provides the grim, often outrageous details about the passing of influential persons. Meticulously researchedemploying archaeological records, published obituaries, official documents, and forensic evidencethis authoritative, one-of-a-kind reference presents the unabashed truth about a multitude of celebrity deaths, while examining the various deeds, misdeeds, and lifestyle quirks that hastened the demise and determined the departed's role in history and popular myth." SIGNED on the half title page. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Includes a list of the official causes of death on their death certificates. Sources. 241 pp plus credits. ISBN: 978-0061231667.
Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers. .