Posts Tagged ‘dearlydeparted’

The Legend of Baggar Vance by Steven Pressfield – Dedication

In Adventure, Books, Novels on March 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

Steven Pressfield dedicated his novel The Legend of Baggar Vance ~

Lt William James Torpie, U.S. Army

October 20, 1943 – March 25, 1969

For you, Billy,

and other friends who fell

on other fields

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela ~ Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on August 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

Here’s a heartbreaking and inspiring one to start your week ~

I dedicate this book to my six children, Madiba and

Makaziwe (my first daughter), who are now deceased,

and to Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani, and Zindzi,

whose support and love I treasure; to my twenty-one

grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who give

me great pleasure; and to all my comrades, friends, and

fellow South Africans whom I serve and whose cour-

age, determination, and patriotism remain my source

of inspiration.

Animal Dream by Barbara Kingsolver and Fragile by Sting ~ Dedication

In Books, Music, Novels on August 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Our last post about Barbara Kingsolver drew 46 hits in a single day, so here’s another gem from her.

Barbara dedicated Animal Dream ~

in memory of Ben Linder

American engineer Ben Linder died in Nicaragua during a 1987 Contra ambush.  While the U.S. CIA secretly supplied the Contras with weapons and training, people like Linder worked against them non-violently. Linder helped build power plants to promote local electricity. He also juggled and rode his unicycle through the villages encouraging children to get vaccinations. Contra fighters shot Ben and two Nicaraguans at point-blank range. Several members of Congress blamed him for putting himself in harm’s way and accused his mother of politicizing her grief when she tried to speak out about the secretive hypocritical policies. It’s a courageous tale and a great dedication for Kingsolver’s book. Read More

Sting also dedicated a song, called “Fragile,” to Ben Linder.

Leading Outside the Lines by Jon Katzenbach and Zia Khan – Dedication

In Books, Business on July 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Leading Outside the Lines has two dedications ~

Jon: To Marvin Bower, whose memory never fades

Zia: To my parents for their steadfast love and support

Modern Greek Short Stories by Nicholas Kostis

In Books, Short Stories on March 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

To the memory of my mother, Dionisia Kostis

– Modern Greek Short Stories translated by Nicholas Kostis

2Y&Y: Happy anniversary to the boy I met whilst reading this book. 🙂

Twitterville by Shel Israel

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm

To Charlie O'Brien. You should have been here. Twitterville dedication by Shel Israel.

To Charlie O’Brien. You should have been here.

– Twitterville by Shel Israel

2Y&Y: Read tributes to Israel’s friend Charlie here. @shelisrael

1000 Record Covers

In Books, Music, Photography on March 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Gertrude Ochs (1912 – 1994) who also loved Little Richard

– 1000 Record Covers

Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Danna. Where she sits, it is chic. and to the memory of my grandmother, Emilia Burzanski Karbowski, also known as Luna of California.

For Danna. Where she sits, it is chic. and to the memory of my grandmother, Emilia Burzanski Karbowski, also known as Luna of California.

– The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo.

How the Mighty Fall

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Jim Collin's book How the Mighty fall is dedicated to Bill Lazier.

To the late Bill Lazier, who lives in side the thousands he touched during his all-to-brief visit to our world.

– How the Mighty Fall, by Jim Collins

(Also, a very happy 9th birthday to my cousin Elle).