Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - History - 128 pages
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Cincinnati Cemeteries is not only a history of graveyards and their occupants. It also investigates the culture of death and dying in Cincinnati: from the infamous Pearl Bryan murder and the 19th-century cholera epidemics, to the body snatchers who stole the corpse of Benjamin Harrison's father and the notorious "resurrection men." In a city teeming with immigrants and transients these "sack 'em up" grave robbers had ample opportunities to supply cadavers to Cincinnati's medical schools. And if fresh graves weren't available, they lurked for victims in the saloons and the dark alleys of Vine Street and the West End.
  

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Authors Kevin Grace and Tom White are local historians who have co-authored two other Cincinnati history books for Arcadia: Cincinnati Revealed and Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine. Grace heads the Archives and Rare Books Department at the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the Ohio Academy of History and the Society of Ohio Archivists. White is head of Monograph Ordering for the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

Tom White has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He works for Cloudera, a company set up to offer Hadoop support and training. Previously he was as an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. He has written numerous articles for O'Reilly, java.net and IBM's developerWorks, and has spoken at several conferences, including at ApacheCon 2008 on Hadoop. Tom has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Master's in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds, UK.

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