The Bone Lady: Life As A Forensic Anthropologist

Paperback | July 1, 2000

byMARY H. MANHEIM

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When a skeleton is all that's left to tell the story of a crime, Mary H. Manhein, otherwise known as "the bone lady," is called in. For almost two decades, Manhein has used her expertise in forensic pathology to help law enforcement agents--locally, nationally, and internationally--solve their most perplexing mysteries. She shares the extraordinary details of the often high-profile cases on which she works, and the science underlying her analyses. Here are Civil War skeletons, cases of alleged voodoo and witchcraft, crimes of political intrigue, and the before-and-after of facial reconstruction. Written with the compassion and humor of a born storyteller, The Bone Lady is an unforgettable glimpse into the lab where one scientist works to reveal the human stories behind the remains.

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When a skeleton is all that's left to tell the story of a crime, Mary H. Manhein, otherwise known as "the bone lady," is called in. For almost two decades, Manhein has used her expertise in forensic pathology to help law enforcement agents--locally, nationally, and internationally--solve their most perplexing mysteries. She shares the ...

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THE RIVETING TALE OF A TRUE-LIFE CRIME-FIGHTING SCIENTIFIC SLEUTHWhen a skeleton is all that's left to tell the story of a crime, Mary Manhein, otherwise known as "the bone lady", is called in. For almost two decades, Manhein has used her expertise in forensic anthropology to help law enforcement agents -- locally, nationally, and inte...

Format:PaperbackPublished:July 1, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 13:9780140291926

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from At last! Something in my own field! Great autobiographical account by forensic anthropologist Manheim. This is especially interesting in light of the CSI / Bones tv franchises - but particularly to me as I trained to be a Social Anthropologist... Really fascinating bio read. Now, if only Kathy Reichs would give us such a bio...If you have ever been intrigued by this field in anthropology [or even if you just like 'bios'] - then this is the book for you!
Date published: 2012-08-07

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Behind the Levee
2. Lost from the MV Mollylea
3. Sis
4. Kevin Paul
5. Beneath the Corn Crib
6. Under the Porch
7. The Rose Garden
8. Among the Shadows
9. In the Woods
10. The Cast-Iron Coffin
11. Fire in the Sky
12. Lost and Missing Children
13. Capitol
14. Indian Woman
15. Voodoo Woman
16. Prophecy
17. The Boat
18. Clouds and Horses
19. Bugs
20. The Lake
21. The Bat-Wing Filling
22. Bayou Bleu
23. Who Killed Huey Long?
24. A Witch's Tale
25. Duralde's Return
26. Civil War on the Bluff
27. For Those Who Wait