Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
September 15, 1995
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 0.87 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385479684
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About the Author

Until his death in February 1997, Dr. William R. Maples was distinguished service professor and curator-in-charge of the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. He was president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A scholarship fund has been established in his honor. After his death, his students painted a large tribute on a memorial wall at the University of Florida, saying simply: "We have stood on the shoulders of a giant."

Michael Browning was East Asia correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers from 1983-1992. After that, he lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and worked for the Palm Beach Post.

Reviews

"When he's not shattering myths about maggots, Dr. Maples is delightfully unraveling true murder mysteries, ancient and modern. He's not just another clever forensic detective -- he's a poet, a philosopher, and a sly commentator on the fractured human condition, pre-and post-mortem."
--Carl Hiaasen, author of Strip Tease and Native Tongue

"Whether Maples' subjects are famous or anonymous, it is how he tells their stories that makes this book so fascinating and--in its fashion--delightful."
--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"William R. Maples and Michael Browning could've written a dry clinical analysis of forensic anthropology; instead they tell tales better than the dead could for themselves."
--New York Times Book Review