The Big Book of Celebrity Autopsies

The Big Book of Celebrity Autopsies

by Kevin Viani


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The Big Book of Celebrity Autopsies by Kevin Viani

From JFK to Marilyn—the morbid, medical, and mysterious facts behind the most famous celebrity deaths.

When a life ends tragically whether by violence or accident, pathologists perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. It is a methodical, morbid, and necessary task.

These autopsy reports, often filled with medical terminology and intriguing diagrams of the bodies we knew so well from their lives on the big screen, offer an unusual insight into the nature of death itself. The reports you'll find here provide a fascinating glimpse into the underworld that hovers just beyond the reach of the living.

Includes the autopsy files or transcriptions from dozens of famous people including:

Presidents: Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy
Politicians: Simon Bolivar, Adolf Hitler, Vladmir Lenin, and Malcolm X
Assassins and Criminals: Lee Harvey Oswald, Jesse James, and Bonnie and Clyde
Musicians and Movie Stars:Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Notorious B.I.G., Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, and Ludwig Van Beethoven

In a world more obsessed with celebrity than ever before, these reports are a sobering reminder of how fleeting real fame can be—and how destructive and dangerous as well.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620877197
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 637,853
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kevin Viani grew up in Queens, New York. His first job was working summers in a cemetery and he has tried to stay away from dead bodies ever since. He graduated from the University at Buffalo where he received a
Bachelor’s degree in English. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Presidents 1

Abraham Lincoln 2

James A. Garfield 8

William McKinley 10

John F. Kennedy 34

Politicians and Community Leaders 45

Robert F. Kennedy 46

Martin Luther King, Jr. 59

Malcolm X 72

Leo Ryan 76

Adolf Hider 81

Vladimir Lenin 84

Simón Bolívar 90

Celebrities: Actors, Authors, Musicians, and Athletes 93

Marilyn Monroe 94

Whitney Houston 98

Buddy Holly 140

Richie Valens 142

Michael Jackson 145

Brittany Murphy 197

Notorious B. I. G 247

River Phoenix 271

Sharon Tate 289

Billy Mays 303

Anna Nicole Smith 314

Dale Earnhardt 324

Janis Joplin 333

Andy Irons 344

David Foster Wallace 357

Ludwig van Beethoven 362

Criminals and Assassins 365

Bonnie Parker - Bank Robber 366

Clyde Barrow - Bank Robber 373

Jack Ruby - Assassin 380

Charles Whitman - University of Texas Shooter 382

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - Columbine Shooters 386

John Wilkes Booth - Assassin 404

Jim Jones - Jonestown Cult Leader 406

Maria S. Katsaris - Victim 414

Lee Harvey Oswald - Assassin 421

John Dillinger - Bank Robber 430

Jack the Ripper Victims 434

Appendix of Obscure Deaths 445

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Often the autopsy reveals the diseases and lesions that the person lived with, rather than those that killed him.

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laura_leary-eitniear More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource for teachers. I find myself referring to it often.