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I Shot a Man in Reno: A History of Death by Murder, Suicide, Fire, Flood, Drugs, Disease and General Misadventure, as Related in Popular Song [Paperback]

Graeme Thomson
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Prologue; 1. "Death Ain't Nothin' New" - Death in pre-1900 popular music; 2. With God on Our Side? - Disease, Flood and Famine in song; 3. Just a Shot Away: Murder - The representation of murder in song; 4. Helter Skelter: Songs That Kill - Inspiring people to murder; 5. Fixin' To Die - Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide in song; 6. Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Teen death songs; 7. In Memoriam - Eulogies and personal laments; 8. Who Wants To Live Forever? - The most popular songs at funerals; 9. The Sound of Music - conveying death through music alone; 10. Sweetness Follows: What Happens Next? - Looking at the afterlife in popular song; Epilogue: The 50 Greatest Death Songs.

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