Synopses & Reviews
Last Words of Notable People: Final Words of More than 3500 Noteworthy People Throughout History is the largest, most scholarly and comprehensive compilation of recorded Last Words ever published. Brief biographies for each of the 3500-plus entries identify their claims to fame. Each quotation is sourced and many are additionally annotated. The quotations, drawn from tens of thousands of references, span the globe and millennia. Different Last Words, as well as similar Variations of Last Words for entries are presented when known. Quotations that appear to be bogus are identified and a sourced explanation is given. Targeted to libraries (public, academic, school and research collections) as well as the curious.