Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

Respectable Burial review

Respectable Burial: Montreal’s Mount Royal Cemetery by Brian J. Young My rating: 2 of 5 stars This may be the most boring cemetery book I’ve ever read (and I’ve read a lot). I bought a shrink-wrapped copy without paging through … Continue reading

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The Cemetery Traveler

The Cemetery Traveler: Selections from the blog by Ed Snyder by Ed Snyder My rating: 4 of 5 stars Ed Snyder was blogging about visiting cemeteries before the idea even occurred to me. In fact, I wrote to ask his … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Cemetery Book

Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs by Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my new favorite cemetery book. It covers the history of burial in the state of … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground in New Orleans

Sacred Ground: The Cemeteries of New Orleans by Robert S. Brantley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have a lot of cemetery books. I even have a lot of books about the cemeteries of New Orleans. This one is … Continue reading

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Is the Cemetery Dead?

Is the Cemetery Dead? by David Charles Sloane My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really liked Sloane’s other cemetery book, The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History. Times have changed since that was written and cemeteries have started … Continue reading

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