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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2000
Well written, well priced, and the skill of the photography is quite amazing. For anyone who appreciates the beauty and tranquility of cemetaries, this is a must have.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2000
Graveyards Of Chicago: The People, History, Art, And Lore Of Cook County Cemeteries is an extensive compendium of facts that provide the reader with a literary expedition through the quirky cemeteries of Metropolitan Chicago. From abandoned, acre-big burial grounds to lavishly-landscaped "cities of the dead", Chicagoland cemeteries capture the imagination of visitors. Many of these fascinating sites, offering a wealth of legend and lore, are unknown to the general public. Graveyards Of Chicago is a unique regional history that remedies this benign neglect, showcasing this unusual Chicago cultural legacy most admirably.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2003
This well-written and informative book is a must-have for anyone who is interested in Chicago history, cemeteries, or architecture. I read it cover to cover and often refer back to it for various reasons.
From the grave of Al Capone to the graves of lesser-known Chicagoans, this book seems to cover it all.
Great photos, fascinating stories!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2000
What an interesting bit of, usually ignored, Chicago history. I was amazed at learning who chose to take up permanent residence in our corner of the world(like Brady Bunch patriarch, Robert Reed.) Very interesting from an architectural standpoint, too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2002
Informative and to the point! I just wish they had the actually cemetery data included! Great for us "dark" people or anyone else interested in cemetery analysis!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2000
I received this as a gift and once I started reading I couldn't put it down. The photos are interesting as well. Great book. I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2010
It is amazing how much these authors know. The book is a tour guide for 70 Chicago area cemeteries and 7 other burial sites (includes animal cemeteries), with addresses, phone numbers, descriptions, history, and black and white photos. In the process of covering cemeteries, an automatic portrayal of many aspects of Chicago history and cemetery architecture comes into place. Sections of the book are divided into different areas of Chicago for easy reference. The appendix, bibliography and index are very thorough.

This is a unique book.
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I love to browse cemeteries and that is what this book does. It gives us glimpses of the famous, infamous, and just ordinary folks that are buried in Chicago. I loved this book. The pictures are wonderful. The author has done his research and created an interesting read. The author has pointed out the best of the best in many of the cemeteries. If you love the beauty of a cemetery this book is for you.
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on August 31, 2008
We have walked through countless cemeteries in Paris and Londno and never once thought to explore those closer to home. This book is a real gem. Graceland Cemetery is Chicago's own history book. Fascinating reading and a destination for us the next time we are in the area.
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on May 7, 2014
Lots of interesting history of lesser known people in Chicago history as well as the notorious. I also was interested enough in many of the stories that I googled them to find out more. The cemeteries in Chicago are beautiful and interesting places to visit.
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