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Reviews of cemetery books.

The Gateway to Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries

Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries by Kathleen Shanahan Maca My rating: 3 of 5 stars The book opens by saying visitors to Galveston don’t understand that what appears to be one cemetery running for blocks along Broadway is really seven cemeteries. Then … Continue reading

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A History of Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery by Ken Nicolson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is pretty much the epitome of a cemetery guidebook. It opens with a history of Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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A History of Recoleta Cemetery

City of Angels The History of Recoleta Cemetery by Omar López Mato My rating: 3 of 5 stars Books in English on Argentina’s Recoleta Cemetery are impossible to find, so I was thrilled when this one turned up on Amazon. … Continue reading

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Appomattox Confederate Cemetery

The Confederate Cemetery of Appomattox by Patrick A. Schroeder My rating: 2 of 5 stars The story of this little cemetery is interesting, even if its name is misleading. (Spoiler: there’s a “Federalist” buried there, too.) The highlights of the … Continue reading

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Here Lies America

Here Lies America: A Collection of Notable Graves by Nancy Eills My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every collection of the graves of famous people is idiosyncratic, reflecting the passions and curiosity of the photographers. Because this collection comes from … Continue reading

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