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Permanently New Yorkers: Final Digs of the Notable and Notorious Paperback – October 1, 2005

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They're Always Home!

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

About the Author

Patricia Brooks has written other guidebooks, including Where the Bodies Are and Food Lover's Guide to Connecticut (both Globe Pequot). She is also the Connecticut restaurant critic for the New York Times. When not dining or touring graveyards, she resides peacefully in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; 1st edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762737948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762737949
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,209,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G.I Gurdjieff TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
I snagged this on Ebay for a ridiculiously low price, but it would have been worthwhile even had I paid more.
While nicely researched and written and certainly interesting, this might go down as just another grave book dedicated to the burying places of the rich or famous or infamous. That said, to make the book standout the author had to offer the reader something more. Patricia Brooks offers great places for the graveyard weary traveler to nosh and kick back and also offers diversions in close proximity to the boneyards such as museums and historical sites. Good directions, hours of operation, and a nice physical layout finish off this book that is a reference tool/travel guide.
I have Patricia Brooks' two other grave hunting books and have enjoyed them as well. This is a good book for those who want to get into the oddly seductive hobby of grave hunting.
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