From the Back Cover
Death may have taken some of New York's most famous (and infamous) characters, but our fascination with them never ends. Presidents and pathfinders, authors and actors, musicians and military heroes, saints and scoundrels--they all populate the hallowed grounds of the Empire State.
Join Patricia Brooks as she resurrects these larger-than-life personalities through spirited biographies and sepulchral photographs. From grand tombs to modest plots, you'll unearth the final resting places of more than 175 of New York's most intriguing permanent residents. Also inside:
* cemetery locations, contacts, and visiting hours
* information on graveyard tours, walks, and special events
* directions to related homes and museums nearby
* local restaurant recommendations for those with a lively appetite