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Rest in Pieces
by Lovejoy, Bess

ISBN: 9780715648483
PUBLISHER: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 352
PUBLICATION DATE: 25.09.2014
DIMENSIONS: 22.9 x 11.5 centimetres 1.1 pounds

DESCRIPTION:
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.

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