Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy (Rev by Tod Benoit

Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous…

byTod Benoit

Kobo ebook | June 10, 2014

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The perennially best-selling guide to the lives, deaths, and final resting places of our most enduring cultural icons, now revised to include 25 additional entries.

Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans and multitudes of the morbidly curious to the gravesides, monuments, memorials, and tombstones of the nearly 500 celebrities and antiheros included in the book. By far the most complete and well-organized guide on the subject, every entry features an entertaining capsule biography full of little-known facts; a detailed description of the death; and step-by-step directions to the site of the grave, including not only the name of the cemetery but the specific roads and trails to take within the cemetery to reach the gravesite. The book also provides a handy index of grave locations organized by state, province, and country to make planning a grave-hopping road trip easy and efficient.

Additional entries include Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Dick Clark and twenty more.

Title:Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1603763902

ISBN - 13:9781603763905


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Monumental Work Now that I’ve read this tome from cover to cover, I can assert that I am in awe at the amount of work that must have gotten into it. The almost 500 people presented here come from a great many walks of life: visual artists, performing artists, musicians, politicians, soldiers, scientists, activists, philosophers, etc., etc. And what is additionally noteworthy is that the author is at ease in discussing intelligibly, and at reasonable depth, on each of such a wide variety of different topics. Oddly enough, I was familiar with most of the individuals discussed in this book – some more than others. However, there were some who were totally unknown to me, but not many. In each case, the person’s life in briefly summarized with emphasis on noteworthy events. Then the person’s death and cause thereof are given along with where his/her remains are located. Finally, brief instructions are given for those who want to seek out the person’s current resting place. As I read through these over 600 pages, there was never a dull moment; the author’s writing style made sure of that. His prose is clear, always lively, often witty and tongue-in-cheek and with the odd dash of humour. This book should be of particular interest to readers who enjoy “Whatever Happened To” types of books; but I think that there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
Date published: 2015-03-23