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ISBN-13: 978-0786428519 ISBN-10: 0786428511

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"Detailed study...incorporates carnival mummies, religious incorruptibility, freak accidents, mortuary science, and cryogenics" --C&RL News

"Choc-full of riveting posthumous biographies...extraordinary photographs...a fascinating tome" --Fortean Times

"A wealth of fascinating information" --Morbid Curiosity

"Choc-full of riveting posthumous biographies...extraordinary photographs...a fascinating tome" --Fortean Times

"A wealth of fascinating information" --Morbid Curiosity

"Choc-full of riveting posthumous biographies...extraordinary photographs...a fascinating tome" --Fortean Times

"A wealth of fascinating information" --Morbid Curiosity

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  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (October 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786428511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786428519
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,452,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 1999
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I read this book while researching a film about mummies. It is, to my knowledge, the only book of its kind. Most think of mummies as belonging exclusively to the ancients--Egyptian, Peruvian, and otherwise--but this book illuminates a continuing need to deny the reality of "dust to dust" in our modern age. Passages on the secular communist icons that have undergone permanent emblaming (Mao, Lenin) and on Summum Corp., a contemporary mummification facility, are very interesting. Highly recommended.
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