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An Encyclopedia of Famous Suicides.

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Includes the name, date and place of birth and death, and a short description of the life of 334 famous suicides throughout history from Socrates, Pontius Pilate, and Pyramis and Thisbe to Virginia Woolf, Jan Masaryk, Yukiko Okada, and Elizabeth Stanton. It's not as morbid or gratuitous as it sounds
Hardcover, 149 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Nova Science Publishers
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May 22, 2010 Meaghan rated it it was ok
Meh. This book was remarkably shallow. It covers 334 entries in under 150 pages. None of the entries are more than half a page long, and a few are only one sentence long. I counted three entries that didn't even mention the person's death at all. Also, it could have used another pass at the editor's table; I saw many typographical and contextual errors. I usually like David Lester's suicide studies but this one was a great disappointment.
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David Lester is the guitar player in the Vancouver, Canada based band Mecca Normal, as well as a painter, graphic designer and publisher at Get to the Point Press. Mecca Normal's lyrics are written and performed by Jean Smith, who explores themes of social injustice, feminism and anti-authoritarianism.

Lester met Mecca Normal bandmate Smith in 1981 while the two were working together at a Vancouver
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