Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

A Theory of Cemeteries

The Space of Death: A Study of Funerary Architecture, Decoration, and Urbanism by Michael Ragon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because I kept seeing it referenced in the bibliographies of books on cemetery history. The … Continue reading

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Hints at the Mission Graveyards

California Missions and Presidios: The History and Beauty of the Spanish Missions by Randy Leffingwell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been curious how many of the old Spanish missions still have their original graveyards. This book provided some … Continue reading

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Mississippi Churchyards

Country Churchyards by Eudora Welty My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a charming little book this is! It contains 90 black-and-white photographs, snapped by the grand dame of Southern literature in Mississippi churchyards during in the 1930s and 40s. … Continue reading

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Cemetery Photos from the Library of Congress

Cemeteries by Keith Eggener My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m not sure why this book is so expensive. Yes, it’s full of black and white photographs, but really, $75? It’s not worth that. Assembled from the Library of Congress’s … Continue reading

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Knoxville: The Marble City

The Marble City: A Photographic Tour of Knoxville’s Graveyards by Jack Neely My rating: 4 of 5 stars Knoxville is the third-largest city in Tennessee, best known now as a college town. Originally it served as the frontier capital of … Continue reading

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