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Famous Last Words

The Ultimate Collection Of Finales And Farewells

By Laura Ward

Compulsive quote collector Laura Ward comes up with another collection of great lines and amazing phrases to equal her popular Foolish Words: The Most Stupid Words Ever Spoken.

Entertaining and thought-provoking, this most comprehensive collection of parting lines and final goodbyes has quotes ranging from 2003 all the way back to Rome and Ancient Greece. Some are tragic, others bizarre; some have the studied tone of monumental inscription, others seem almost casual. And they’re not just dying words: the diverse phrases include the pronouncements of businesspeople before they got sacked, military men before they were trounced, and sports figures before they experienced the agony of defeat. Among the dying words:

“Well, it’s been a great game of golf, fellas.”—Bing Crosby minutes before he took ill and died.

“I expect I shall have to die beyond my means.”—Oscar Wilde accepting his final glass of champagne

"No!"—Alexander Graham Bell.

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Book

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1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 082 War, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2004

ISBN

1856487083


Format: Book
Author: Ward, Laura
Title: Famous last words : the ultimate collection of finales and farewells / Laura Ward.
Publisher Date: London : PRC ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Sterling, 2004.
Subject: Last words Quotations, English Quotations, American Death -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Isbn: 1856487083 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 082 War
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Bib Id: 218752

Format: Book
Author: Ward, Laura
Title: Famous last words : the ultimate collection of finales and farewells / Laura Ward.
Publisher, Date: London : PRC ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Sterling, 2004.
Description: 256 p. ; 17 cm.
Subjects: Last words
Subjects: Quotations, English
Subjects: Quotations, American
Subjects: Death -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
ISBN: 1856487083 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 082 War