Archaeology and History
|The Hour of Our Death by Phillipe Aries, Knopf, 1981.
Western Attitudes toward Death from the Middle Ages to the Present by Phillipe Aries, John Hopkins University Press, 1974.
The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian funerary archaeology by E.A. Wallis Budge, Cambridge University Press, 1923 (available in Dover paperback).
The History of American Funeral Directing by Robert Haberstein Bulfin, 1962.
Native Cemetaries and forms of burials east of the Mississippi by David L. Bushnell, Bulletin of American Ethnology No. 71, 1920.
Burials of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes west of the Mississippi by David L. Bushnell, Bulletin of American Ethnology No. 83, 1927.
Death in Early America by Margaret Coffin, Elseviner/Nelson,
The Victorian Celebration of Death by James Stevens Curl
Human Sacrifice by Nigel Davies, Morrow, 1981.
Mounds for the Dead by Donald Dragoo
Inventing the American Way of Death: 1830 to 1920 by James Farrell, Temple University Press, 1980.
Silent Cities: The Evolution of American Cemeteries by Kenneth T.
Jackson & Jose Vergara Camilo, Princeton Architectural Press, 1989.
Under Your Feet: The Story of the American Mound Builders by Blanche Buse-King, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939.
The Sacred Geography of the American Mound Builders by Maureen Korp, Series title: Native American Studies; v. 2, E. Mellen Press, 1990.
Indian Mounds of the Atlantic Coast: A Guide for Sites from Maine to Florida by Jerry McDonald and Susan L. Woodward, McDonald and Woodward Publishing, 1987.
Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley by Jerry McDonald and Susan L. Woodward, McDonald and Woodward Publishing, 1986.
A Time to Mourn: Expressions of
Grief in Nineteenth Century America by Martha V. Pike and Janice Armstrong, Museum at Stony Brook, 1980.
The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History by David Charles Sloane, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
Lay down body: living history in African American cemetaries
by Roberta Hughes Wright, et alVisible Ink Press 1996.||
|Cremation by Paul E. Irion, Fortress, 1968.
The Affordable Funeral: Going in Style, not in Debt by Ed Markin, F. Hooker Press, 1996.
The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford, Simon & Schuster, 1963. Fawcett, 1979.
Profits of Death: An Insider Exposes the Death Care Industries by Darryl J. Roberts, Five Star Publications, 1997.
The Way We Die by David Dempsey, Macmillan, 1975.||
|The Man-Eating Myth: Anthropology and Anthophagy by W. Arens, Oxford University Press, 1979.
The American Funeral by LeRoy Bowman, 1956
The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology by Joseph Campbell, Penguin Books, 1959
The Day Of The Dead And Other Mortal Reflections by F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Harcourt Brace, 1993.
Last words: variations on a theme in cultural history
by Karl S. Guthke, Princeton Univ. Press 1992.
Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual by Richard Huntington & Peter Metcalf, Cambridge University Press, 1979.
The Forbidden Zone by Michael Lesy, Farrar, 1987.
Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy, Pantheon books, 1973.
On Death's Bloody Trail by Brian Marriner, St. Martin's Press, 1991.
Attitudes Toward Death and Funerals by Robert G. Marks, Northwestern University Press, 1982.
Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture by Richard Meyer (editor), UMI Research, 1989.
How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland, Alfred A.Knopf, 1993.
Death: The Trip of a Lifetime by Greg Palmer
Death in America by David E. Stannard (editor), University of Pennsylvania Press, 1975.||
|Unnatural Death Confessions Of A Medical Examiner by Michael M. Baden M.D., Ballentine Books, 1989.
Notes of an Anatomist by F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Harcourt Brace, 1985.
Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies? by Kenneth Iserson,
Galen Press, 1994.
Deadly Doses by Serita Deborah Stevens W/Anne Klarner, Writer's Digest Books, 1990.
Cause of Death by Cyril Wecht,M.D.,J.D., Dutton, 1993.
Cause of Death by Keith D. Wilson, M.D., Writer's Digest Books, 1992.||
Geneaology and Guides
|Gardens and Graveyards of the Southeastern Seaboard by Henry Clay Childs, Danbury Printing, 1994.
Permanent Parisians: An illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris by Judi Culbertson and Tom Randall, Chelsea Green Publishing, 1986.
Permanent Californians: An illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of California by Judi Culbertson and Tom Randall, Chelsea Green Publishing, 1989.
Here lies America: A collection of notable graves by Nancy Ellis and Parker Hayden, Hawthorn Books, 1978.
Remember me as you pass by: Stories from Prairie Graveyards by Nancy Millar, Glenbow Museum 1994.
They went that-a-way by Malcolm S. Forbes, Simon & Schuster,1988.
Collecting dead relatives by Laverne Galeener-Moore, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1987
Ohio Cemetary Records, Genealogical Pubishing Co. Inc. 1984.
Who lies where: A guide to famous graves by Michael Kerrigan, London: Fourth Estate, 1995.
Project Remember: A national index of gravesites of notable Americans by Arthur S. Koykka, Reference Publications, 1986.
The Hollywood Gravesite Directory by Joyce Rogers
Pillars of the Past: A Guide to Cypress Lawn Memorial Park by Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett, Custom and Limited Editions, 1992.
The Harlem book of the dead by James Van Der Zee, Morgan & Morgan, 1978.
Understanding Scottish Graveyards by Betty Willsher, London University Press, 1985.
|Images of man and death by Philippe Aries, Harvard Univ. Pr., 1985.
Sleeping beauty : memorial photography in America by Stanley Burns, Twelvetrees Press, 1990.
Soul in the Stone: Cemetery Art From America's Heartland by John Gary Brown, University of Kansas Press, 1994.
Design for Death by Barbara Jones, Bobb-Merrill, 1967.
Silent City on a Hill: Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery by Blanche Linden-Ward, Ohio State University Press, 1989.
The Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death
Ritual by Nigel Llewellyn, Reaktion Books, 1991.
Looking at death by Barbara P. Norfleet, David R. Godine, 1993.
The Space of Death: A Study of Funerary Architecture, Decorations, and Urbanism by Michel Ragon. Trans. by Alan Sheridan, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983.
Secure the shadow : death and photography in America by Jay Ruby, MIT Press, 1995.||
|The Epitaph, published quarterly by Joyce Rogers. Cash, check, or money order (U.S. funds only) to: Joyce A. Rogers, P.O. Box 401, Los Altos, CA 94022. One year (4 issues): $14.00, postpaid.
Markers, published annually by The Association for Gravestone Studies. For more information, write: The Association for Gravestone Studies, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01609.
A Tomb with A View, published quarterly by Katie Karrick. For subscription information, write to the publisher at Katydid579@aol.com.||
The last word: Put-downs, insults, squelches, compliments, rejoinders, epigrams, epitaphs of famous people by Gyles Brandreth, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 1979.
Famous Last Words by Barnaby Conrad, Doubleday & Co. Inc. 1961.
Tombstone Humour by Richard De'ath, Chancellor Press 1993.
The Oxford Book of the Dead by D.J. Enright
How to Embalm your Mother-in Law by Robert Hatch, Carol, 1993.
Stranger stop and cast an eye:a guide to gravestones and gravestone rubbing by G. Walker Jacobs, Stephen Greene Press 1973.
Epitaphs by Nigel Rees, Carrol & Graf, 1994.
Death's Garden: Relationship with cemeteries by Loren Rhoads, Automatism Press, 1996.
Grave matters:a curious collection of 500 actual epitaphs from which we learn of grieving spouses, fatal gluttony, vengeful relations, and all manner of parting commentary by E.R. Shushan, Ballantine Books 1990.
Where there's a will: Who inherited what and why. The last wills and testaments of the rich and famous by Stephen M. Silverman, Harper Collins Publishers 1991.
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
The Cemetery Book by Tom Weil, Barnes & Noble, 1992.
The Bedside Book of Death by Robert Wilkins, Citadel Press, 1991.|