Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Final Resting Places: Ora... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This is a typical used book. When a visitor picks it up and looks it over it will look as if you've read it even if you have not gotten to it yet. We Pack Carefully and Ship Daily!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous Paperback – January 28, 2010

4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.99
$10.33 $8.79

Fodor's Hawaii 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's Travel Guides
Fodor's Hawaii 2016
Full-color travel guide. Learn more | See related books
$16.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous
  • +
  • Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography
Total price: $34.09
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"A thoroughly entertaining read and guidebook." Marylin Hudson for Orange Coast magazine September 2010.

"The information about each person was interesting and "enough" for a quick read and a good overview - serving as a delicious "appetizer" to get me interested in learning more. I enjoyed the book and look forward to doing some additional research on a variety of people who I didn't know before reading this." Guy Ball,  The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, April 2010.

About the Author

Award winning author Michael Thomas Barry is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with degrees in both Criminal Justice and History. His many literary awards include the 2011 Readers Favorite Best Book Awards (Silver Medal) and 2012 International Book Awards (Winner). He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Authors Guild, and American Society of Journalists & Authors. Michael resides in Orange, California.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (January 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764334212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764334214
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,310,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
80%
4 star
20%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
The main attraction of Final Resting Places is of course our interest in famous people even after death. You'll meet quite a few, John Wayne, Richard Nixon, Eddie Cochran, and Pam Courson. Also the early pioneers of the area like Jose Antonio Yorba, and Maria Jesus Ontiveros Langenberger. You'll also read their stories, the inherent drama of lives lived whether famous, infamous, pioneering, or fates ended much too early.

If you're a resident of Orange County you might be surprised at the history you discover. Such as the origin of the name of Anaheim, or the personages you'll meet like Addison Pratt. A 19th century Forrest Gump, he was at the right place at the right time for some very significant happenings of the 19th century.

But you don't have to be a resident of Orange County to enjoy or want to read this book. Before I started reading the book I thought it might be of local interest. Not being a resident of Orange County, I didn't think I'd be too interested in the history of the county or of it's early pioneers. As I read Mr. Barry's profiles very quickly made these people real as well and put their lives and deaths into perspective.

The book is formatted very simply, very easy to use and read. It's laid out by cemetery and includes directions and contact information to each cemetery as well as a little history of the cemetery itself. The profiles of the cemetery inhabitants are similarly laid out. Each profile has a short synopsis of the person's life. I think the longest was a page and half long, but Mr. Barry puts a lot of information in the synopsis of who the people were, what they did in life and why they're included in the book. Each profile is ended by directions of where to find the person in the cemetery.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book was a recommendation from Amazon. I ordered it with trepidation as the publisher specializes in hobby related books that have nice pictures and varying degrees of useful and/or interesting information. However, this was one offering from Schiffer that scored high marks with this reader. For the most part, the cemeteries of Orange County do not offer any revelations for me. I was a little surprised that several famous/semi-famous grave locations had been omitted, but the book's emphasis on historical and infamous permanent residents of the county more than compensated for information I already have. The amount of thorough and intensive biographical research that Michael Barry did while working on this book was very impressive. While the information provided was quite detailed and well-documented, Barry's writing style was readable,interesting, and of professional calibre. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of Orange County, famous or infamous dead folks, or cemetery culture. This is a nifty little gem and a steal for the price point.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I live near Orange County and found this book very interesting and fun to read. I was unaware of the many famous people that are laid to rest in Orange County. It was also very interesting reading the details of some major events that took place in Orange County and the people involved. Michael's writing style is easy to follow and very informative. Like Michael, I am a huge baseball fan and it was great reading about all the baseball players he included in the book. I highly recommend this book if you are not only interested in the final resting places but also the history of Orange County. Great job Michael! Go Cubs Go!!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Like the format and the mix of stars, atheletes and others.....would recommend it for a beginner who wants to spend a good day or two visiting Orange County.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Being an Orange County native I loved this book. I thought I knew where every famous or not so famous were buried in the OC. But Michael Barry found a few more. I liked the way the book walked you right to the grave and on to the next one. Great job. And the Murder and Mayhem section in the back of the book. Great job. Go buy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: hawaiian books