Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

A Walk Through the Past

A Walk through the Past: San Jose’s Oak Hill Memorial Park by Patricia Loomis My rating: 5 of 5 stars California’s oldest secular cemetery is the pioneer burial ground of Northern California’s largest city. The huge cemetery is a lively … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Melbourne General Cemetery

The Melbourne General Cemetery by Don Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every graveyard needs a book like this: a little history, a little architecture, a bit of gossip, and a self-guided walking tour or two. For the most … Continue reading

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A Guide to Rookwood Necropolis

The Sleeping City: The Story Of Rookwood Necropolis by David A. Weston My rating: 3 of 5 stars It’s not easy to find books about Australian cemeteries in the US. This one is currently going for over $200 on Amazon, … Continue reading

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Photo Guide to the Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery by Rebecca Boggs Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, this book made me want to visit this cemetery. I picked the book up in Washington DC, but didn’t get a chance to read it until … Continue reading

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Bibliography for Whistling Past the Graveyard

I’m off to debut a new lecture called Whistling Past the Graveyard at StokerCon on the Queen Mary this morning.  It’s a collection of stories about ghosts, vampires, and the devil — and the graveyards they roam. I put together a … Continue reading

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