You don't have to be a ghoul to enjoy graveyards. Visiting the final resting places of famous personalities and historical figures is as much a celebration of lives fascinatingly led as it is an illuminating look into the past. From the famous to the infamous, they're all here. You can pay your final respects to such diverse personalities as baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth, music stars Leonard Bernstein and Ella Fitzgerald, and artists Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Join author Patricia Brooks as she unearths nearly a thousand intriguing characters whose legacies live on beyond the grave. You'll find detailed obituaries and sepulchral photographs, as well as information on: cemetery locations and visiting hours. availability of maps, tours, walks, and special events. original homesteads or museums located nearby. Come discover cemeteries famous for their beautiful grounds and grand monuments. You can take time to admire the ornate gates and Victorian-era statuary or contemplate the simple headstones and markers that belie the bigger-than-life personalities buried below. Just don't forget to read the epitaphs, such as "Here lies Ann Mann; she lived an old maid but died an old Mann," or the classic "I told you I was sick." This wonderful book, full of history and amusing anecdotes, is a spirited guide to cemeteries across the United States, with hundreds of evocative profiles giving tribute to those lying below.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.06(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Patricia Brooks has written other guidebooks to lands of the living. She is also the Connecticut restaurant critic for the New York Times. When not dining or touring graveyards, she resides peacefully in New Canaan, Connecticut.