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The Chesapeake Book of the Dead: Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the Region Hardcover – March 8, 1999

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From Helen Chappell, a native and resident of Talbot County and one of the very best writers in the region, comes observation and musing about dead people, graveyards, tombstones, funerals, burials, and grieving customs around the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C... Being witty as well as serious about death in the same book is a risky business, of course. But Chappell manages it handily... The best-written and most entertaining new book on the subject.

(John Goodspeed Easton Star Democrat)

About the Author

Writer Helen Chappell, a columnist for the Tidewater Times and frequent contributor to the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post, is the author of numerous books, including The Oysterback Tales, also available from Johns Hopkins, and Oysterback Spoken Here, as well as the Sam Wescott-Hollis Ball mystery series, of which Give Up the Ghost is the most recent example. Chappell lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore.Starke Jett V has received numerous awards of excellence for his photographs, which have appeared in such publications as Chespeake Bay, Soundings, Wooden Boat, and Classic Boat. In 1991 and 1992, he worked on a project documenting the watermen of the Northern Neck of Virginia in association with the Reedville Fisherman's Museum and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; First Edition ("1" in number line) edition (March 8, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801860415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801860416
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,985,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love cemeteries & I could have written the book. I enjoy the histories of the dead.
By remembering the dead & visiting their gravesites they are truly never forgotten.
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By Matthew Means on October 4, 2014
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Photos by Stark Jett, a little known but hugely talented photographer who is now unfortunately deceased.
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4 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 1999
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A delightful pistache with Chappell's usual witty touc
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