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By Robert McG. Thomas

ISBN-10: 074322373X

ISBN-13: 9780743223737

Among his dedicated fanatics, his items have been recognized easily as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that usually ephemeral apogee in people's lives after they turn out in a position to producing a brightly burning spark" (Columbia Journalism Review), Robert McG. Thomas Jr. honored attention-grabbing, unconventional lives with signature variety and wit.

The manhattan Times acquired numerous letters through the years from readers moved to tears or laughter by way of a McG. Eschewing frequently recognized matters, Thomas preferred unsung heroes, eccentrics, and underachievers, together with: Edward Lowe, the inventor of Kitty clutter ("Cat Owner's top Friend"); Angelo Zuccotti, the bouncer at El Morocco ("Artist of the Velvet Rope"); and Kay Halle, a glamorous Cleveland division shop heiress who obtained sixty-four marriage proposals ("An Intimate of Century's Giants"). in a single of his vintage obituaries, Thomas defined Anton Rosenberg as a "storied someday artist and low musician who...

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The Taj Mahal, for example. ” January 17, 1999 JESSE HILL FORD, 66, A NOVELIST WHO WROTE OF RACE RELATIONS Jesse Hill Ford, the novelist whose haunting examination of the destructive relations between the races in his native South helped sow the seeds of destruction of his own acclaimed literary career, took his life on Saturday at his home in Nashville. He was 66 and had undergone open heart surgery six weeks ago. His friend and biographer, Anne Cheney, said Mr. Ford, who had become depressed since the apparently successful surgery, had locked himself in his library and shot himself in the head.

After that novel was published in 1975, he never wrote another. His last published writings startled those who had known Mr. Ford as a committed liberal. As a guest columnist for USA Today in 1989 and 1990 he emerged as a crotchety, outspoken conservative who defended Oliver L. North, railed against the American Civil Liberties Union and said flag burners should have their heads broken. Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Lillian; four children from his previous marriage, Jon Jr. , and Elizabeth Hohenberg of Memphis; a sister, Ann Sellers of Syracuse, and eight grandchildren.

In more than 40 years as a professional bullfighter, Mr. Fulton was never more than a competent journeyman. But he had his moments, winning grudging respect in Spain and becoming a cult hero to a coterie of American fans. As an American, and one too poor to bribe his way into the tight circle of sometimes corrupt breeders and promoters who controlled Spanish bullfighting, Mr. Fulton was more than an anomaly. A few other Americans, including the Brooklyn-born Sydney Franklin, had fought bulls in Spain as early as the 1930’s, but Mr.

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