Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

Union Cemetery Companion

Union Cemetery, Redwood City, California: The People, Their Lives, Their Communities by John G. Edmonds My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book after I’d taken a tour of the Union Cemetery in Redwood City. Because of that, … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Not the book Lone Fir deserves

Lone Fir: The Cemetery — A Guide and History by Johan Mathiesen My rating: 1 of 5 stars This may be the worst cemetery book I’ve ever read, which is saying something because I’ve read a lot. It’s even worse … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Oregon Cemetery Overview

Mad as the Mist and Snow: Exploring Oregon Through Its Cemeteries by Johan Mathiesen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was looking for a book about the cemeteries of Oregon in advance of last weekend’s trip. This is a … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The First Volume about Mare Island Cemetery

Mare Island Cemetery by Peggy O’Drain, Joyce Giles, and Tony W. Liang My rating: 4 of 5 stars This spiral-bound sheaf of papers was assembled by docents at the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, who oversee the old Naval shipyard … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cemetery as garden and vice versa

Gardens and Graveyards of the Southeastern Seaboard: A Photographic Journey by Henry Clay Childs My rating: 4 of 5 stars “The lure of silent places — gardens can be as tranquil as graveyards — leads each of us more easily … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment