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Rest in Pieces free pdf In the long run, we're all dead. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs and nether regions have embarked on voyages that criss-cross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy - which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes towards death.

About Bess Lovejoy

Bess Lovejoy is a writer, researcher and editor. She worked on the Schott's Almanac series for five years, and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Believer, Boston Globe and elsewhere. Visit her at BessLovejoy.com

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Author : Bess Lovejoy
Publisher : Gerald Duckworth
Data Published : 25 September 2014
ISBN : 0715648489
EAN : 9780715648483
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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