Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure (including a free color map)

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By Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman

The preeminent resource to Green-Wood’s over-170-year history and its famous and infamous residents. Written by Green-Wood’s historian, Jeffrey I. Richman, this second-edition, lavishly illustrated hardcover volume, with 90 color and 379 black and white images, features the visual delights of The Green-Wood Cemetery: its park-like beauty, trees and ponds, sculptures and buildings by the leading artists and architects of their time, as well as some of the outstanding art that the people who reside at Green-Wood created.

This absorbing book is equally about the larger-than-life individuals for whom The Green-Wood Cemetery is a final resting place, and their funny, outrageous, tragic, triumphal, creative, scandalous, murderous and heroic lives. With its share of the famous (Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets, Samuel F.B. Morse, Peter Cooper, Horace Greeley, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henry Ward Beecher, Elias Howe, Jean-Michel Basquiat and “Wizard of Oz” Frank Morgan, to name a few) and the infamous (“Boss” Tweed, Willam "Bill the Butcher" Poole, Albert Anastasia, Joey Gallo and Johnny Torrio), Green-Wood is a historical adventure. Begin your adventure with this book.

(Hardcover, The Green-Wood Historic Fund, Second Edition 2008)