A Dictionary of Deathbed Quotations
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About the Book
The last words of the dying often provide insight into their feelings about life. Some are peaceful (“It is very beautiful over there”—Thomas Alva Edison); many are spiritual (“Don’t ask the Lord to keep me here. Ask him to have mercy”—Walker Percy); others are angry (“God-damn the whole frigging world and everybody in it—except you Carlotta”—W.C. Fields); still others reflect the weary fight against death (“I’m bored of it all”—Sir Winston Churchill).
Nearly 2,000 deathbed quotations from saints, popes, statesmen, scientists, soldiers, musicians, athletes, artists, entertainers, writers, criminals and others are included in this reference work. Each entry includes a brief biographical sketch of the person and sets the quotation in context. The sources for the quotes include biographies, newspaper and magazine accounts, and, in a few instances, firsthand accounts.
About the Author(s)
C. Bernard Ruffin
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, keyword index
Copyright Date: 2006 
Table of Contents
The Dictionary 9
Book Reviews & Awards
“useful keyword index…an engaging book, useful for research as well as reference”—Choice; “Ruffin’s treatment of this subject is the last word”—ARBA.