Rest in Pieces sources

28/09/2021

Please note, the material below is arranged in alphabetical order by corpse, including the bodies mentioned in sidebars.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Bianchi, Robert S. “Hunting Alexander’s Tomb.” Archaeology 46 (July/August 1993). http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/alexander/tomb.html.

Cummings, Lewis V. Alexander the Great. New York: Grove Press, 2004.

Curtius, Quintus. History of Alexander. Book X. Translated by John C. Rolfe. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1946.

Doherty, Paul. The Death of Alexander the Great: What—or Who—Really Killed the Young Conqueror of the Known World? New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004.

Empereur, Jean-Yves. Alexandria Rediscovered. Translated by Margaret Maehler. New York: George Braziller, 1998.

Erskine, Andrew. “Life After Death: Alexandria and the Body of Alexander.” Greece & Rome 49, no. 2 (October 2002): 163–79.

Fox, Robin Lane. Alexander the Great. New York: Penguin Books, 2004.

Gialoúris, Nikólaos. The Search for Alexander: An Exhibition. New York: Little, Brown, 1980.

Saunders, Nicholas J. Alexander’s Tomb: The Two Thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conqueror. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Stoneman, Richard. Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008.

JOHN BARRYMORE

Flynn, Errol. My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Autobiography of Errol Flynn. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2003.

Kobler, John. Damned in Paradise: The Life of John Barrymore. New York: Atheneum, 1977.

Mank, Gregory William, Charles Heard, and Bill Nelson. Hollywood’s Hellfire Club: The Misadventures of John Barrymore, W. C. Fields, Errol Flynn and “the Bundy Drive Boys.” Los Angeles: Feral House, 2007.

Murphy, Edwin. After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

Peters, Margot. The House of Barrymore. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

Schickel, Richard. The Men Who Made the Movies. New York: Atheneum, 1975.

Wallace, David. Lost Hollywood. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

THOMAS BECKET

Butler, John. The Quest for Becket’s Bones: The Mystery of the Relics of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Koopmans, Rachel. Wonderful to Relate: Miracle Stories and Miracle Collecting in High Medieval England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Morgan, Christopher and Andrew Alderson. “Becket’s Bones ‘Kept Secretly at Canterbury for 460 Years.’ ” Sunday Times (UK), June 22, 1997.

Thornton, W. Pugin. “Surgical Report on a Skeleton Found in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral (1888).” Archaeologia Cantiana XVII (1889): 257–60.

Walsham, Alexandra. “Skeletons in the Cupboard: Relics after the English Reformation.” Past and Present 206, supplement 5 (2010): 121–43.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Bankl, Hans and Hans Jesserer. “The Discovery and Examination of Bone Fragments from Beethoven’s Skull.” Edited by William Meredith. Translated by Hannah Leibmann. Beethoven Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer/Winter 2005): 66–73.

Breuning, Gerhard von. Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

———. “The Skulls of Beethoven and Schubert.” Edited by William Meredith. Translated by Hannah Leibmann. Beethoven Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer/Winter 2005): 58–60.

Davies, Peter J. Beethoven in Person: His Deafness, Illnesses, and Death. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Mai, François Martin. Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven. Montreal, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007.

Martin, Russell. Beethoven’s Hair. New York: Broadway Books, 2000.

Meredith, William. “The History of Beethoven’s Skull Fragments: Part One.” Beethoven Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer/Winter 2005): 1–25.

———. “Essential Facts and Principles Concerning the Beethoven Skull Fragments.” Beethoven Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer/Winter 2005): 94–95.

Murphy, Dave. “Beethoven Skull Fragments Resurface.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, 2005. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SAN-JOSE-Beethoven-skull-fragments-resurface-2560272.php.

Steen, Margaret. “Unravelling a 19th Century Mystery.” Stanford Business, May 2006.

JEREMY BENTHAM

Harte, Negley. “Radical Pants and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Times Higher Education Supplement (UK), September 9, 2005. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=198332&sectioncode=26.

Marmoy, C. F. A. “The ‘Auto-Icon’ of Jeremy Bentham at University College, London.” Medical History 2, no. 2 (April 1958): 77–86.

Rachlin, Harvey. “Jeremy Bentham: A Philosopher for the Ages.” In Lucy’s Bones, Sacred Stones, and Einstein’s Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, from Antiquity to the Modern Era, 203–7. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

Richardson, Ruth. “Bentham and ‘Bodies for Dissection.’ ” Bentham Newsletter 10 (June 1986): 22–33.

Richardson, Ruth and Brian Hurwitz. “Jeremy Bentham’s Self-Image: An Exemplary Bequest for Dissection.” British Medical Journal 295 (1987): 195–98. doi: 10.1136/bmj.295.6591.195.

University College London Bentham Project. “Auto-Icon.” http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/who/autoicon.

BILLY THE KID

Billy the Kid Museum. “About Billy the Kid.” http://billythekidmuseum.com/aboutbillythekid.htm.

Slatta, Richard W. The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001.

BIN LADEN, OSAMA

Harris, Paul. “Osama bin Laden Death: What to Do with Body Poses Dilemma for US.” Guardian (UK), May 2, 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-body -burial.

Kakutani, Michiko. “Bin Laden’s End, from the Beginning.” Review of Manhunt, by Peter L. Bergen. New York Times, May 3, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/books/manhunt-by-peter-l-bergen-about-the-bin-laden-killing.html.

Lawrence, Chris. “ ‘No Land Alternative’ Prompts bin Laden Sea Burial.” CNN.com, May 2, 2011. http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/aslapcf/05/02/bin.laden.burial.at.sea/index.html?iref=allsearch.

Leland, John and Elisabeth Bumiller. “Islamic Scholars Split Over Sea Burial for bin Laden.” New York Times, May 2, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/world/asia/03burial.html.

Lithwick, Dahlia. “Habeas Corpses: What Are the Rights of Dead People?” Slate, March 14, 2002. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2002/03/habeas_corpses.single.html.

“The ‘Manhunt’ to Capture Osama bin Laden.” Review of Manhunt, by Peter L. Bergen. NPR.com, May 1, 2012. http://www.npr .org/2012/05/01/151766454/the-manhunt-to-capture-osama-bin-laden.

Matus, Victor. “On the Disposal of Dictators.” Policy Review, no. 134 (December 1, 2005). http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review/article/6528.

Schmidle, Nicholas. “Getting bin Laden: What Happened That Night in Abbottabad.” New Yorker, August 8, 2011. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/08/110808fa_fact_schmidle#ixzz1wWPAdSVY.

US Department of Defense. “DOD Background Briefing with Senior Defense Officials from the Pentagon and Senior Intelligence Officials by Telephone on US Operations Involving Osama bin Laden.” Transcript. May 2, 2011. http://www.defense.gov/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=4818.

Van Woerkom, Barbara. “Timeline: The Raid on Osama bin Laden’s Hideout.” NPR.org, May 3, 2011. http://www.npr.org/2011/05/03/135951504/timeline-the-raid-on-osama-bin-ladens-hideout.

Weitz, Yechiam. “ ‘We Have to Carry Out the Sentence.’ ” Haaretz, July 26, 2007. http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/we-have-to-carry-out-the-sentence-1.226299.

BLACK HAWK

King, Melanie. The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death. Oxford, UK: Oneworld Publications, 2008.

Trask, Kerry A. Black Hawk: The Battle for the Heart of America. New York: Henry Holt, 2006.

Wesson, Sarah, ed. “Makataimeshekiakiak: Black Hawk and His War.” Davenport (Iowa) Public Library. http://www.qcmemory.org/genealogy-and-history/local-history-info/the-people/black-hawk/.

WILLIAM BLAKE

Bentley, G. E. Jr. The Stranger From Paradise: A Biography of William Blake. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.

City of London. “Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.” http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Environment_and_planning/Parks_and_open_spaces/City_Gardens/bunhill.htm.

Friends of William Blake. “Blake Society’s Proposed Design.” http://www.friendsofblake.org/blake_proposed_design.htm.

Garrido, Luis and Carol Garrido. William Blake’s Final Resting Place. Self-published, 2005. Available at http://www.friendsofblake.org.

LORD BYRON

Barber, Thomas Gerrard. Byron—And Where He Is Buried. Hucknall, UK: H. Morley & Sons, 1939.

Crane, David. The Kindness of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

Dash, Mike. “Erotic Secrets of Lord Byron’s Tomb.” Dry as Dust: A Fortean in the Archives (blog). http://blogs.forteana.org/node/147.

Eisler, Benita. Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Houldsworth, Arnold E. “Opening of Lord Byron’s Vault, 15 June 1938.” In The Life of Byron, by Elizabeth Longford, 223–26. Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.

Lewis, Anthony. “At Last Lord Byron Gets Place in Poets’ Corner in Westminster.” New York Times, May 7, 1968.

MacCarthy, Fiona. Byron: Life and Legend. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002.

Minta, Stephen. On a Voiceless Shore: Byron in Greece. New York: Henry Holt, 1998.

Rogers, Byron. Me: The Authorised Biography. London: Aurum, 2009.

Whipple, A. B. C. The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Final Years of Byron and Shelley. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.

BUDDHA

Herath, Dharmaratna. The Tooth Relic and the Crown. Colombo, Sri Lanka: s.n., 1994.

Manseau, Peter. Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.

BURNHAM, LINDON FORBES

Zbarksy, Ilya and Samuel Hutchinson. Lenin’s Embalmers. Translated by Barbara Bray. London: Harvill Press, 1999.

BUTCH CASSIDY

Meadows, Anne. Digging up Butch and Sundance. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

Slatta, Richard W. The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001.

Walker, Dale L. Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West. New York: Forge, 1997.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

“Archive: On This Day.” Birmingham (UK) Post, March 2, 2002.

Associated Press. “Body Steal Suspect Sentenced.” Prescott (AZ) Courier, December 13, 1978.

“Chaplin Body Stolen from Swiss Grave.” New York Times, March 3, 1978.

“Chaplin’s Body Found Near His Swiss Home.” New York Times, May 18, 1978.

Fleischman, Sid. Sir Charlie Chaplin: The Funniest Man in the World. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2010.

Kannard, Brian. Skullduggery: 45 True Tales of Disturbing the Dead. Nashville, TN: Grave Distractions Press, 2009.

Molotsky, Irvin. “F.B.I.; The Chaplin Files: Can It Happen Again?” New York Times, January 22, 1986.

Robinson, David. Chaplin: His Life and Art. New York: Da Capo Press, 1994.

Scovell, Jane. Oona: Living in the Shadows. New York: Warner Books, 1998.

Vinocur, John. “Chaplin’s Village Has Difficulty in Discussing Theft of His Coffin; He Wasn’t Known Well.” New York Times, March 4, 1978.

CICERO

Critchley, Simon. The Book of Dead Philosophers. New York: Vintage Books, 2009.

Edwards, Catharine. Death in Ancient Rome. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Associated Press. “DNA Verifies Columbus’ Remains in Spain.” NBCNews.com, May 19, 2006. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12871458/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/dna-verifies-columbus-remains-spain/#.UCQqQo5xLpQ.

“Columbus Mystery Unravels.” BBC News, September 19, 2002. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2268571.stm.

“ ‘Columbus Remains’ Taken for Tests.” BBC News, June 3, 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2958034.stm.

“Dominican Republic: Where Lies Columbus?” Time, January 13, 1961.

Granzotto, Gianni. Christopher Columbus: The Dream and the Obsession. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1985.

Harney, Lisa. Columbus: Secrets from the Grave. DVD. Directed by Lisa Harney and Tom Pollock. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications, 2004.

Hayden, Deborah. “Alas, Poor Yorick: Digging Up the Dead to Make Medical Diagnoses.” PLoS Medicine 2, no. 3 (2005): 184–86. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020060.

Kraus, Hans P. Sir Francis Drake: A Pictorial Biography. Amsterdam: N. Israel, 1970.

Lorenzi, Rossella. “DNA Suggests Columbus Remains in Spain.” Discovery News, October 6, 2004. http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20041004/columbus.html.

Nader, Helen. “Burial Places of Columbus.” In The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. Edited by Silvio A. Bedini. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

———. “Last Will and Testament.” In The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. Edited by Silvio A. Bedini. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Schmidt-Nowara, Christopher. The Conquest of History: Spanish Colonialism and National Histories in the Nineteenth Century. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.

Sharrock, David. “DNA may reveal the last voyage of Columbus’s bones.” Times (UK), June 3, 2003.

Shea, John Gilmary. “Where Are the Remains of Christopher Columbus?” Magazine of American History IX (January 1883).

Thacher, John Boyd. Christopher Columbus, His Life, His Work, His Remains as Revealed by Original Printed and Manuscript Records, Together with an Essay on Peter Martyr of Anghera and Bartolomé de las Casas, the First Historians of America. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1903–4.

Twiss, Sir Travers. Christopher Columbus: A Monograph on His True Burial Place. London: Trübner, 1879.

Woolls, Daniel. “Who Is Really Buried in Columbus’s Tombs? Teacher Pushes for DNA Tests on Remains.” Washington Post, June 30, 2002.

ALISTAIR COOKE

“Alistair Cooke’s Bones ‘Stolen.’ ” BBC News, December 22, 2005.

Borenstein, Seth and Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press. “US Steps Up Inspections of Human Tissue Industry.” Boston Globe, June 13, 2007. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/06/13/us_steps_up_inspections_of_human_tissue_ industry/.

Brick, Michael. “Alistair Cooke’s Bones Were Stolen for Implantation, His Family Says.” New York Times, December 23, 2005.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/23/nyregion/23cooke.html.

———. “4 Men Charged in What Officials Call a $4.6 Million Trade in Human Body Parts.” New York Times, February 24, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/24/nyregion/24corpses.html.

Brick, Michael and Andy Newman. “Dentist’s Surrender Sought in Inquiry Into Plot to Loot Corpses.” New York Times, February 23, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/23/nyregion/23parts.html.

Cantor, Norman L. After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010.

Chan, Sewell. “Man Sentenced for Plundering Body Parts.” New York Times, June 27, 2008. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes .com/2008/06/27/man-sentenced-for-plundering-body-parts/.

Feuer, Alan. “Dentist Pleads Guilty to Stealing and Selling Body Parts.” New York Times, March 19, 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/19/nyregion/thecity/19bones.html.

Howard, Kate. “Alistair Cooke’s Ashes Scattered in Central Park.” Telegraph (UK), May 30, 2004. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1463173/Alistair-Cookes-ashes-scattered-in-Central-Park.html.

Kings County District Attorney. “Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn, and Rochester District Attorney Michael C. Green Announce Expanded Indictment in Illegal Tissue Harvesting Scheme.” Press release. Brooklyn, NY: October 18, 2006. http://www.brooklynda.org/News/press_releases_2006.htm#054.

McCarty, Mark. “FDA Gathers New Task Force Focused on Tissue Bank Issues.” Medical Device Daily, September 1, 2006.

“Plea Deal in US Body Parts Case.” BBC News, January 16, 2008.

Wells, Martha. “Current Good Tissue Practice (CGTP) Draft Guidance.” US Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ . . . /UCM191675.pp.

Witten, Celia and David Elder. “Report of the Human Tissue Task Force.” US Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ . . . /TissueSafety/UCM114829.pdf.

US Food and Drug Administration. “FDA Forms Task Force on Human Tissue Safety.” Press release. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108721.htm.

Zahn, Paula. “West Virginia Says Good-bye to Killed Miners.” Transcript. Paula Zahn Now, CNN, January 9, 2006. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0601/09/pzn.01.html.

OLIVER CROMWELL

Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1978.

Arnold, Catharine. Necropolis: London and Its Dead. London: Simon & Schuster UK, 2006.

Fitzgibbons, Jonathan. Cromwell’s Head. Kew, UK: National Archives, 2008.

“Religion: Roundhead on the Pike.” Time, May 6, 1957.

DANTE ALIGHIERI

Barbi, Michele. Life of Dante. Edited and translated by Paul G. Ruggiers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954.

“Discovery of Dante’s Remains.” New York Times, July 2, 1865.

Lindskoog, Kathryn Ann. Dante’s Divine Comedy. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1997–98.

Moore, Edward. Studies in Dante: Textual Criticism of the “Convivio” and Miscellaneous Essays. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1917.

Moore, Malcolm. “Dante’s Infernal Crimes Forgiven.” Telegraph, June 17, 2008. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/ howaboutthat/2145378/Dantes-infernal-crimes-forgiven.html.

“Perpetual Lamps for Dante’s Tombs.” New York Times, October 20, 1907.

Reynolds, Barbara. Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006.

Roush, Sherry. “Dante Ravennate and Boccaccio Ferrarese? Post-Mortem Residency and the Attack on Florentine Literary Hegemony, 1480–1520.” Viator 35 (2004): 543–62.

Toynbee, Paget. Dante Alighieri: His Life and Works. New York: Macmillan, 1910.

RENÉ DESCARTES

Critchley, Simon. The Book of Dead Philosophers. New York: Vintage Books, 2009.

Hughes, Stella. “Skull’s Odyssey Tracked.” Times Higher Education Supplement (UK), August 30, 1996. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=99414&sectioncode=26.

Shorto, Russell. Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

JOHN DILLINGER

Gorn, Elliott J. “Is It True What They Said About John Dillinger?” OUPblog (blog). http://blog.oup.com/2009/07/dillinger_dick/.

Perrottet, Tony. Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.

GEORGI DIMITROV

Carvalho, Joaquim, ed. Religion and Power in Europe: Conflict and Convergence. Pisa, Italy: Edizione Plus, Pisa University Press, 2007.

King, Melanie. The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death. Oxford, UK: Oneworld Publications, 2008.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Abraham, Carolyn. Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein’s Brain. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Anderson, Britt and Thomas Harvey. “Alterations in Cortical Thickness and Neuronal Density in the Frontal Cortex of Albert Einstein.” Neuroscience Letters 210, no. 3 (June 1996): 161–64.

Avril, Tom. “Samples of Einstein’s Brain on Display at the Mütter Museum.” Philadelphia Inquirer, November 18, 2011. http://articles.philly.com/2011–11–18/news/30414935_1_slides-brainsamples.

Bunn, Geoff. “Einstein’s Brain.” A History of the Brain, BBC Radio 4, November 18, 2011.

Burrell, Brian. Postcards from the Brain Museum: The Improbable Search for Meaning in the Matter of Famous Minds. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

Hamilton, Jon. “Einstein’s Brain Unlocks Some Mysteries of the Mind.” Morning Edition, NPR, June 2, 2010. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126229305.

Inskeep, Steve. “The Long, Strange Journey of Einstein’s Brain.” Morning Edition, NPR, April 18, 2005. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4602913.

Isaacson, Walter. Einstein: His Life and Universe. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Kong, Dolores. “Einstein’s Brain Was Different, Study Finds; Greater Parietal Lobe Width Cited.” Boston Globe, June 18, 1999.

Roberts, Siobhan. “A Hands-on Approach to Studying the Brain, Even Einstein’s.” New York Times, November 14, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/science/14prof.html.

FREDERICK THE GREAT

Alford, Kenneth D. Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories of World War II. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2001.

Edsel, Robert M. and Bret Witter. The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. New York: Center Street, 2009.

Fisher, Marc. “Frederick the Grave; Germany Split over Prussian’s Reburial.” Washington Post, August 17, 1991.

James, Barry. “200 Years Later, Frederick the Great Still Makes Trouble.” New York Times, August 15, 1991. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/08/15/news/15iht-grea.html?pagewanted=all.

MacDonogh, Giles. Frederick the Great: A Life in Deed and Letters. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Palmer, Alan W. Frederick the Great. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974.

GALILEO GALILEI

Bronowski, Jacob. The Ascent of Man. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

Donadio, Rachel. “A Museum Display of Galileo Has a Saintly Feel.” New York Times, July 22, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/world/europe/23galileo.html?pagewanted=all.

Finocchiaro, Maurice A. “That Galileo Was Imprisoned and Tortured for Advocating Copernicanism.” In Galileo Goes to Jail: And Other Myths About Science and Religion. Edited by Ronald L. Numbers, 69–78. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.

“Galileo’s Tooth, Thumb and Finger Go on Display.” Telegraph (UK), June 8, 2010.

Galluzzi, Paolo. “The Sepulchers of Galileo: The ‘Living’ Remains of a Hero of Science.” In The Cambridge Companion to Galileo. Edited by Peter Machamer. 417–47. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Hooper, John. “Scientists to Test DNA to Find Out if Galileo Could Really See Stars.” Guardian (UK), January 22, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/23/galileo-dna-test.

Shea, William and Mariano Artigas. “The Galileo Affair.” Universidad de Navarra. http://www.unav.es/cryf/galileoaffair.html.

Sobel, Dava. “Galileo’s Universe.” New York Times, November 21, 1999. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/21/magazine/galileo-s-universe.html.

———. Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. New York: Walker & Co., 1999.

GERONIMO

Bass, Carole. “The Story behind the Geronimo Lawsuit.” Yale Alumni Magazine, February 19, 2009.

Giago, Tim. “Where Are They Hiding Geronimo’s Skull?” Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, August 28, 2000.

Lassila, Kathrin Day and Mark Alden Branch. “Whose Skull and Bones?” Yale Alumni Magazine, May/June 2006. http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2006_05/notebook.html.

McKinley, James C. Jr. “Geronimo’s Heirs Sue Secret Yale Society over His Skull.” New York Times, February 19, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/us/20geronimo.html.

Pember, Mary Annette. “ ‘Tomb raiders’: Yale’s Ultra-Secret Skull and Bones Society Is Believed to Possess the Skull of Legendary Apache Chief Geronimo.” Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 12, 2007.

Robbins, Alexandra. Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002.

Rosenbaum, Ron. “I Stole the Head of Prescott Bush! More Scary Skull and Bones Tales.” New York Observer, July 17, 2000. http://www.observer.com/2000/07/i-stole-the-head-of-prescott-bush-more-scary-skull-and-bones-tales.

Tomsho, Robert. “Dig Through Archives Reopens the Issue of Geronimo’s Skull.” Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2006. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114705004282246274.html.

Wortman, Marc. “The Skull—and the Bones.” Vanity Fair, September 15, 2011. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/ 2011/10/geronimo-201110.

KLEMENT GOTTWALD

Zbarksy, Ilya and Samuel Hutchinson. Lenin’s Embalmers. Translated by Barbara Bray. London: Harvill Press, 1999.

FRANCISCO GOYA

Dickey, Colin. Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius. Denver: Unbridled Books, 2009.

Fuentes, Carlos. The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.

GRIP THE RAVEN

Capuzzo, Mike. “The Raven of Poe’s Famous Poem Is a Feather in Free Library’s Cap.” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 1993. http://articles.philly.com/1993–06–13/living/25974023_1_grip-barnaby-rudge-raven.

“Grip.” Free Library of Philadelphia. http://libwww.freelibrary.org/dickens/CharlesDickens_Grip.pdf.

Johnson, Celia Blue. Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway: Stories of the Inspiration Behind Great Works of Literature. New York: Perigee, 2011.

CHE GUEVARA

Anderson, Jon Lee. Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. New York: Grove Press, 1997.

Castañeda, Jorge G. Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara. Translated by Maria Castañeda. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.

Harris, Richard. Death of a Revolutionary: Che Guevara’s Last Mission. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.

Rohter, Larry. “Cuba Buries Che, the Man, but Keeps the Myth Alive.” New York Times, October 18, 1997. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/18/world/cuba-buries-che-the-man-but-keeps-the-myth-alive.html pagewanted=all&src=pm.

THOMAS HARDY

Millgate, Michael. Thomas Hardy: A Biography. New York: Random House, 1982.

Murphy, Edwin. After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

JOSEPH HAYDN

Butterworth, Neil. Haydn: His Life and Times. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, 1980.

Calvert, George H., ed. Illustrations of Phrenology: Being a Selection of Articles from the Edinburgh Phrenological Society. Baltimore: W. & J. Neal, 1832.

Dickey, Colin. Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius. Denver: Unbridled Books, 2009.

Gall, Franz Josef. On the Functions of the Brain and of Each of Its Parts: With Observations on the Possibility of Determining the Instincts, Propensities, and Talents, or the Moral and Intellectual Dispositions of Men and Animals, by the Configuration of the Brain and Head. Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1835.

Hadden, James Cuthbert. Haydn. London: J. M. Dent, 1902.

“Haydn’s Skull Is Returned: After Theft 145 Years Ago, Body Is Complete.” Life, June 28, 1954.

R. “The Skull of Joseph Haydn.” Musical Times 73, no. 1076 (October 1, 1932): 942–43.

“Skull Is Restored to Haydn’s Grave.” New York Times, June 6, 1954.

Townley, Simon. “Hunting Haydn’s Head.” BBC Radio 4, May 30, 2009. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kmgrx.

ADOLF HITLER

Ainsztein, Reuben. Review of The Death of Adolf Hitler: Unknown Documents from Soviet Archives, by Lev Bezymenski. International Affairs 45, no. 2 (April 1969): 294–95.

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Beevor, Antony. “Hitler’s Jaws of Death.” New York Times, October 10, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/opinion/11beevor.html.

Bezymenski, Lev. The Death of Adolf Hitler: Unknown Documents from Soviet Archives. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968.

Bullock, Alan. Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.

Fest, Joachim C. Inside Hitler’s Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004.

Fuchs, Thomas. A Concise Biography of Adolf Hitler. New York: Berkley Books, 2000.

Goñi, Uki. “Tests on Skull Fragment Cast Doubt on Adolf Hitler Suicide Story.” Guardian (UK), September 26, 2009. http://www .guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/27/adolf-hitler-suicide-skull-fragment.

Halpin, Tony and Roger Boyes. “Russia fights back in battle of Hitler’s skull—DNA tests have got it all wrong, says Moscow archive.” Times (UK), December 9, 2009.

Kershaw, Ian. Hitler: 1936–1945: Nemesis. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.

———. Hitler: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton, 2008.

Parparov, Fyodor. The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogations of Hitler’s Personal Aides. Edited by Hank Eberle and Matthias Uhl. Translated by Giles MacDonogh. New York: Public Affairs, 2005.

Petrova, Ada and Peter Watson. The Death of Hitler: The Final Words from Russia’s Secret Archives. London: Richard Cohen Books, 1995.

Rosenbaum, Ron. Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil. New York: Random House, 1998.

Sognnaes, Reidar F. “Dental Evidence in the Postmortem Identification of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, and Martin Bormann.” Legal Medicine Annual 1977: 173–235.

———. “Talking Teeth: The Developing Field of Forensic Dentistry Can Increasingly Aid the Legal and Medical Professions in Problems of Identification.” American Scientist 64, no. 4 (July–August 1976): 369–73.

Tkachenko, Maxim. “Official: KGB Chief Ordered Hitler’s Remains Destroyed.” CNN.com, December 11, 2009. http://articles.cnn.com/2009–12–11/world/russia.hitler.remains_1_soviet-armysoviet-military-facility-soviet-communist-party-leadership?_s=PM:WORLD.

Toland, John. Adolf Hitler. Vol 2. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976.

Trevor-Roper, Hugh. The Last Days of Hitler. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Vinogradov, V. K., J. F. Pogonyi, and N. V. Teptzov. Hitler’s Death: Russia’s Last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB. London: Chaucer Press, 2005.

HO CHI MINH

Zbarksy, Ilya and Samuel Hutchinson. Lenin’s Embalmers. Translated by Barbara Bray. London: Harvill Press, 1999.

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Plant, Deborah G. Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007.

Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.

JESSE JAMES

“Exhumation Is Approved for Jesse James’s Remains.” New York Times, July 9, 1995.

Hanna, Bill. “In Search of Jesse James: Second Disinterment Debated.” Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, January 18, 2001.

“Jesse James’s Remains Disinterred and Moved.” New York Times, June 30, 1902.

Kammen, Michael G. Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Ripley, Amanda. “Bone Hunter.” Washington City Paper, March 13, 1998. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/14597/bone-hunter.

Settle, William A. Jr. Jesse James Was His Name: Or, Fact and Fiction Concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1966.

Stiles, T. J. Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

Stone, Anne C., James E. Starrs, and Mark Stoneking. “Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of the Presumptive Remains of Jesse James.” Journal of Forensic Sciences 46, no. 1 (2001): 173–76.

“The True Story of Jesse James.” Jesse James Wax Museum. http://www.jessejameswaxmuseum.com/true_story.php.

Walker, Dale L. Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West. New York: Forge, 1997.

Yeatman, Ted P. Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2000.

JESUS

Farley, David. “Fore Shame: Did the Vatican Steal Jesus’ Foreskin So People Would Shut Up About the Savior’s Penis?” Slate.com, December 19, 2006. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2006/12/fore_shame.single.html.

Manseau, Peter. Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.

Perrottet, Tony. Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.

JOAN OF ARC

Butler, Declan. “Joan of Arc’s Relics Exposed as Forgery.” Nature 446, no. 593 (April 5, 2007). doi: 10.1038=446593a.

Taylor, Larissa Juliet. The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.

Viegas, Jennifer. “Joan of Arc ‘Relics’ Confirmed to Be Fake.” Discovery News, January 20, 2010. http://news.discovery.com/history/religious-relics-joan-of-arc-forgery.html.

JOHN PAUL JONES

Farquhar, Michael. A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

“Finding the Body of Admiral Paul Jones in Paris.” Scientific American, May 6, 1905.

“John Paul Jones.” US Naval Academy Public Affairs Office. http://www.usna.edu/PAO/facts/faqjpj.htm.

Kammen, Michael G. Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Murphy, Edwin. After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

Porter, Horace. “The Recovery of the Body of John Paul Jones.” In Paul Jones, Founder of the American Navy: A History, by Augustus C. Buell, 335–92. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1906.

Rachlin, Harvey. “The Crypt of John Paul Jones.” In Lucy’s Bones, Sacred Stones, and Einstein’s Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, from Antiquity to the Modern Era, 157–172. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

NED KELLY

“Anatomy and Ned Kelly.” Adelaide Advertiser (Australia), August 4, 1945.

Australian Associated Press. “Public’s Help Sought to Identify Ned Kelly’s Skull.” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), June 21, 2010. http://www.smh.com.au/national/publics-help-sought-to-identify-ned-kellys-skull-20100620-ypce.html.

———. “Scientists Identify Ned Kelly’s Remains.” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), September 1, 2011.

Ballantine, Derek. “I’ve Got Ned’s Head.” Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia), December 6, 1998.

Castles, Alex C. and Jennifer Castles. Ned Kelly’s Last Days: Setting the Record Straight on the Death of an Outlaw. Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005.

Ciallella, Rebecca. Ned’s Head. Special Broadcasting Service (Australia), 2011.

Crossland, Zoe. “Of Clues and Signs: The Dead Body and Its Evidential Traces.” American Anthropologist 111, no. 1: 69–80. doi:10.1111/j.1548–1433.2009.01078.x.

Heinrichs, Paul. “Skullduggery Denied in the Story of How Ned Kelly’s Head Was Lost and Found Again.” Age (Australia), April 17, 1998.

Kenneally, Christine. “A Hero’s Legend and a Stolen Skull Rustle Up a DNA Drama.” New York Times, August 31, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/science/06kelly.html.

Levy, Megan. “Ned Kelly’s Remains Found.” Age (Australia), September 1, 2011.

McDermott, Alex, ed. “The Apocalyptic Chant of Edward Kelly.” In The Jerilderie Letter, by Ned Kelly, v–xxxiv. London: Faber & Faber, 2001.

The Ned Kelly Project. “Scientists at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Have Identified the Body of Ned Kelly.” Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. http://www.vifm.org/forensics/the-ned-kelly-project.

“Ned Kelly’s Bones.” Launceston (Tasmania) Examiner, April 16, 1929.

“Ned Kelly’s Bones Must Be Returned.” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), April 16, 1929.

“Ned Kelly’s Grave.” Melbourne Argus (Australia), April 13, 1929.

“Ned’s Head.” Transcript. Rewind, ABC (Australia), 2004. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/rewind/txt/s1168553.htm.

O’Brien, Kerry. “Ned Kelly’s Skull.” Transcript. 7:30 Report, ABC (Australia), January 25, 2000. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/stories/s95433.htm.

O’Loughlin, Toni. “Australian Farmer Claims Skull Is Ned Kelly’s.” Guardian (UK), November 13, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/13/farmer-ned-kelly-skull-claim.

SØREN KIERKEGAARD

Lowrie, Walter. A Short Life of Kierkegaard. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1970.

Taylor, Mark C. and Dietrich Christian Lammerts. Grave Matters. London: Reaktion Books, 2002.

KIM IL SUNG

McCurry, Justin. “North Korea Announces Kim Jong-il Will Be Embalmed and Put on Display.” Guardian (UK), January 12, 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/12/kim-jong-il-embalmed-display.

Zbarksy, Ilya and Samuel Hutchinson. Lenin’s Embalmers. Translated by Barbara Bray. London: Harvill Press, 1999.

KIM JONG IL

McCurry, Justin. “North Korea Announces Kim Jong-il Will Be Embalmed and Put on Display.” Guardian (UK), January 12, 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/12/kim-jong-il-embalmed-display.

Yoon, Sangwon. “Kim Jong Un Mourns Father in Pyongyang.” Bloomberg, December 28, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011–12–27/north-korea-may-fete-touching-drama-for-kim-funeral-ushering-power-shift.html.

D. H. LAWRENCE

Bachrach, Arthur J. D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico: “The Time Is Different There.” Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.

Ellis, David. D. H. Lawrence: Dying Game, 1922–1930. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

———. Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Ferris, Tina and Virginia Hyde. “National Register Nomination for the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, Section 8: Narrative Statement of Significance, Continued; Pt. 6: Frieda’s Ranch Years.” D. H. Lawrence Society of North America, 2004. http://dhlsna.com/Frieda.htm.

Maddox, Brenda. D. H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Maurer, Rachel. “The D. H. Lawrence Ranch.” Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. http://www.unm.edu/~taosconf/Taos/DHlawrence.htm.

Murphy, Edwin. After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

Sagar, Keith Milson. The Life of D. H. Lawrence: An Illustrated Biography. London: Methuen, 1982.

Thackray, Rachelle. “D. H. Lawrence Must Stay in US, Say Family.” Independent (UK), June 14, 1998. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/d-h-lawrence-must-stay-in-us-say-family-1164854.html.

Worthen, John. D. H. Lawrence: The Life of an Outsider. New York: Counterpoint, 2005.

TIMOTHY LEARY

Ahrens, Frank. “Up in Smoke: For 24 Dearly Departed, a Rocket Trip Around the World.” Washington Post, March 3, 1997.

Colker, David. “Leary Severs Ties to Cryonics Advocates.” Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1996. http://articles.latimes.com/1996–05–09/local/me-7623_1_cryonic-suspension.

Greenfield, Robert. Timothy Leary: A Biography. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2006.

Leary, Timothy and R. U. Sirius. Design for Dying. New York: HarperEdge, 1997.

Mansnerus, Laura. “Timothy Leary, Pied Piper of Psychedelic 60’s, Dies at 75.” New York Times, June 1, 1996.

Rushkoff, Douglas. “Leary’s Last Trip.” Esquire, August 1996.

Simons, Marlise. “A Final Turn-On Lifts Timothy Leary Off.” New York Times, April 22, 1997. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/22/world/a-final-turn-on-lifts-timothy-leary-off.html.

Wertheimer, Linda. “Counterculture Icon Timothy Leary Tunes Out for Good.” All Things Considered, NPR, May 31, 1996.

VLADIMIR LENIN

Ayres, Sabra. “Lenin Still a Draw—Bleach Fixes and All.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 18, 2005. http://www.seattlepi.com/national/212722_lenin19.html.

Brooke, Caroline. Moscow: A Cultural History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Carvalho, Joaquim, ed. Religion and Power in Europe: Conflict and Convergence. Pisa, Italy: Edizione Plus, Pisa University Press, 2007.

Chivers, C. J. “Russia Weighs What to Do with Lenin’s Body.” New York Times, October 5, 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/05/international/europe/05lenin.html.

Harrigan, Steve. “Yeltsin Vows to Bury Lenin Once and for All.” CNN.com, July 13, 1999. http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9907/13/lenin.burial.

Kaplan, Fred. “He’s Had Work: Preserving the Face of a Revolution.” New York Times, February 28, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/theater/28embalmer.html.

“Lenin’s Brain.” Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. http://www.brain.mpg.de/institute/history/lenins-brain/.

Tumarkin, Nina. Lenin Lives! The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Verdery, Katherine. The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Weir, Fred. “Goodbye Lenin? Russians Consider Burying Former Soviet Leader’s Corpse (Finally).” Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 2011. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2011/0128/Goodbye-Lenin-Russians-consider-burying-former-Soviet-leader-s-corpse-finally.

Zbarksy, Ilya and Samuel Hutchinson. Lenin’s Embalmers. Translated by Barbara Bray. London: Harvill Press, 1999.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Craughwell, Thomas J. Stealing Lincoln’s Body. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

“Gleanings from the Mails: A Remarkable Counterfeit.” New York Times, October 1, 1877.

Hickey, James T. “Robert Todd Lincoln and His Father’s Grave Robbers: Or, Left in the Lurch by the Secret Service.” Illinois Historical Journal 77, no. 4 (Winter 1984): 295–300.

Hill, Nancy. “The Transformation of the Lincoln Tomb.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 27, no. 1 (Winter 2006). http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.2629860.0027.105.

Power, John Carroll. History of an Attempt to Steal the Body of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker, 1890.

“Rare Photos of Lincoln’s Exhumation: Strange History Brought to Light.” Life, February 15, 1963.

DAVID LIVINGSTONE

Jeal, Tim. Livingstone. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973.

Livingstone, David. The Life and African Explorations of Dr. David Livingstone. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002.

Murphy, Edwin. After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

Pettitt, Clare. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?: Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers, and Empire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Ransford, Oliver. David Livingstone: The Dark Interior. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1978.

Seaver, George. David Livingstone: His Life and Letters. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957.

Watson, Jeremy. “Heroes of Livingstone’s Last Trek Revealed.” Scotland on Sunday (UK), May 20, 2007.

MAO ZEDONG

Gay, Kathlyn. Mao Zedong’s China. Minneapolis: Twenty-first Century Books, 2008.

GROUCHO MARX

Associated Press. “Groucho Marx’s Ashes Taken.” New York Times, May 19, 1982. http://www.nytimes.com/1982/05/19/us/groucho-marx-s-ashes-taken.html.

MICHELANGELO

Giunta, Jacopo. The Divine Michelangelo: The Florentine Academy’s Homage on His Death in 1564. Introduced, translated, and annotated by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower. London: Phaidon, 1964.

Walker, Paul Robert. The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

JOHN MILTON

Barton, Carol. “ ‘Ill Fare the Hands That Heaved the Stones’: John Milton, a Preliminary Thanatography.” Milton Studies 43 (2004):198–260.

Howell, A. C. “Milton’s Mortal Remains and Their Literary Echoes.” Forum 4, no. 2 (Autumn 1963): 17–30.

“John Milton’s Bones.” Notes and Queries, no. 228 (May 10, 1890).

“The Opening of Famous Tombs.” New York Times, June 12, 1897.

Read, Allen Walker. “The Disinterment of Milton’s Remains.” PMLA 45, no. 4 (December 1930): 1050–68.

Sitwell, Edith. English Eccentrics. New York: Vanguard Press, 1957.

MOLIÈRE

Brown, Frederick. Père Lachaise: Elysium as Real Estate. New York: Viking Press, 1973.

Crowley, Martin, ed. Dying Words: The Last Moments of Writers and Philosophers. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000.

Gaines, James F. “Le Malade Imaginaire.” In The Molière Encyclopedia, edited by James F. Gaines. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Murphy, Edwin. After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

Palmer, John. Molière. New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930.

Scott, Virginia. Molière: A Theatrical Life. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

THOMAS MORE

Aubrey, John and Richard Barber. “Sir Thomas More.” In Brief Lives, edited by Oliver Lawson Dick. Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press, 1982.

Chambers, Robert, ed. “July 6.” In The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar. Vol. 2, 25–26. London: W. & R. Chambers, 1832.

Guy, John. A Daughter’s Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009.

Hall, S. C. “Pilgrimage to the Home of Sir Thomas More.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 1, no. 3 (August 1850): 289–96.

Knight, Charles. “Canterbury.” In The Land We Live In: A Pictorial, Historical, and Literary Sketch-Book of the British Isles. London: W. S. Orr, 1853.

Marshall, Peter. “The Last Years.” In The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More, edited by George M. Logan, 116–38. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Simpson, W. Sparrow. “On the Head of Simon of Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury.” Journal of the British Archaeological Association 1 (1895): 126–47.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Abert, Hermann. W. A. Mozart. Edited by Cliff Eisen. Translated by Stewart Spencer. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.

Dickey, Colin. Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius. Denver: Unbridled Books, 2009.

Karhausen, L. R. “The Mozarteum’s Skull: A Historical Saga.” Journal of Medical Biography 9, no. 2 (May 2001): 109–17.

Landon, H. C. Robbins. 1791, Mozart’s Last Year. New York: Schirmer Books, 1988.

Stadlbauer, Christina, Christian Reiter, Beatrix Patzak, Gerhard Stingeder, and Thomas Prohaska. “History of Individuals of the 18th/19th Centuries Stored in Bones, Teeth, and Hair Analyzed by LA–ICP–MS—A Step in Attempts to Confirm the Authenticity of Mozart’s Skull.” Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry 388, no. 3 (2007): 593–602.

Wakin, Daniel J. “After Mozart’s Death, An Endless Coda.” New York Times, August 25, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/arts /music/25death.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1344812637-3i6PWFN2Ys+7gWO6BkF5ag.

MUHAMMAD

Manseau, Peter. Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.

BENITO MUSSOLINI

Associated Press. “Mussolini’s Body Stolen in Milan; ‘Democratic Fascists’ Claim Deed.” New York Times, April 24, 1946.

Bosworth, R. J. B. Mussolini. London: Arnold, 2002.

Bracker, Milton. “Slain by Partisans: The Inglorious End of a Dictator.” New York Times, April 30, 1945.

Calvino, Italo. “Il Duce’s Portraits.” New Yorker, January 6, 2003. http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/01/06/030106fa_fact_calvino.

Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta. Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Foot, John. “The Dead Duce.” History Today 49, no. 8 (1999). http://www.historytoday.com/john-foot/dead-duce.

Hamburger, Philip. “Letter from Rome.” New Yorker, May 19, 1945.

Hevesi, Dennis. “Domenico Leccisi, Italian Political Figure, Dies at 88.” New York Times, November 5, 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/world/europe/06leccisi.html?ref=benitomuss.

Moseley, Ray. Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce. Dallas: Taylor Trade, 2004.

“Mussolini’s Brain.” Science Digest 19 (August 1946): 50–51.

“On This Day: April 28, 1945: Italian Partisans Kill Mussolini.” BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/28/newsid_3564000/3564529.stm.

Povoledo, Elisabetta. “A Dead Dictator Who Draws Tens of Thousands in Italy.” New York Times, November 2, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/world/Europe/tourists-still-drawn-to-tomb-of-mussolini-il-duce-in-italy.html.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Dale, Philip Marshall. “Napoleon Bonaparte.” In Medical Biographies: The Ailments of Thirty-three Famous Persons, 151–70. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Perrottet, Tony. Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.

Proger, L. W. “A Napoleonic Relic.” Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 26, no. 1 (January 1960): 57–62.

Rachlin, Harvey. “Napoleon’s Penis.” In Lucy’s Bones, Sacred Stones, and Einstein’s Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, from Antiquity to the Modern Era, 190–96. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

St. Denis, Louis-Étienne. Napoleon From the Tuileries to St. Helena: Personal Recollections of the Emperor’s Second Mameluke and Valet. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922.

Weider, Ben and Sten Forshufvud. Assassination at St. Helena Revisited. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

LORD NELSON

King, Melanie. The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2008.

Quinion, Michael. “Tapping the Admiral.” World Wide Words. http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-tap1.htm.

AGOSTINHO NETO

Zbarksy, Ilya and Samuel Hutchinson. Lenin’s Embalmers. Translated by Barbara Bray. London: Harvill Press, 1999.

LEE HARVEY OSWALD

Bugliosi, Vincent. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.

Eddowes, Michael. The Oswald File. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1977.

Norton, Linda E., I. M. Sopher, and V. J. M. DiMaio. “The Exhumation and Identification of Lee Harvey Oswald.” Journal of Forensic Sciences 29, no. 1 (January 1984): 19–38.

“Officials Seek to Examine Body in Oswald’s Grave.” New York Times, October 19, 1979.

THOMAS PAINE

Associated Press. “Thomas Paine’s Remains Are Still a Bone of Contention.” Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2001.

Bressler, Leo A. “Peter Porcupine and the Bones of Thomas Paine.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 82, no. 2 (April 1958): 176–85.

Chen, David W. “Rehabilitating Thomas Paine, Bit by Bony Bit.” New York Times, March 30, 2001. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/30/nyregion/rehabilitating-thomas-paine-bit-by-bony-bit.html.

Collins, Paul. The Trouble with Tom: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009.

Conway, Moncure. “The Adventures of Thomas Paine’s Bones.” Journal of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association, March 2002.

Nelson, Craig. Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations. New York: Viking, 2006.

“The Paine Monument at Last Finds a Home.” New York Times, October 15, 1905.

van der Weyde, William M. “Paine’s Long Lost Remains Home by Parcel Post.” New York Times, May 31, 1914.

DOROTHY PARKER

Acocella, Joan Ross. Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007.

Adams, Franklin Pierce, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, Edna Ferber, Ruth Hale, Dorothy Parker, and Donald Ogden Stewart. Bon Bons, Bourbon, and Bon Mots: Stories from the Algonquin Round Table. El Paso, TX: Traveling Press, 2011.

“Dorothy Parker Memorial Garden, NAACP Headquarters, Baltimore.” Dot City. http://www.dorothyparker.com/dot33.htm.

Fitzpatrick, Kevin C. A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York. Berkeley, CA: Roaring Forties Press, 2005.

Meade, Marion. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? New York: Villard Books, 1988.

———. “Estate of Mind: Dorothy Parker Willed Her Copyright to the NAACP—An Organization Her Executor, Lillian Hellman, Detested.” Bookforum, April/May 2006. http://www.bookforum.com/archive/apr_06/meade.html.

GRAM PARSONS

Fong-Torres, Ben. Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons. New York: Pocket Books, 1991.

“Gram Parsons Dies; Rock Star Was 27.” New York Times, September 21, 1973.

Hennig, Gandulf and Sid Griffin. Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons. DVD. Directed by Gandulf Hennig. Burbank, CA: Rhino Entertainment, 2004.

Kaufman, Phil and Colin White. Road Mangler Deluxe. Glendale, CA: White Boucke, 1993.

Meyer, David N. Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music. New York: Villard, 2007.

Wasserzieher, Bill. “Gram Parsons Dies in Desert.” Village Voice, September 27, 1973.

EVA PERÓN

Fraser, Nicholas and Marysa Navarro. Eva Perón. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981.

Martínez, Tomás Eloy. Santa Evita. Translated by Helen Lane. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

Ortiz, Alicia Dujovne. Eva Perón: A Biography. Translated by Shawn Fields. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

Perón, Eva. Evita: In My Own Words. Translated by Laura Dail. New York: New Press, 2005.

JUAN PERÓN

Christian, Shirley. “Perón Hands: Police Find Trail Elusive.” New York Times, September 6, 1987. http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/06/world/peron-hands-police-find-trail-elusive.html.

Johnson, Lyman L., ed. Death, Dismemberment, and Memory: Body Politics in Latin America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004.

EDGAR ALLAN POE

Brumfield, Sarah. “Poe Fans Call an End to ‘Toaster’ Tradition.” Associated Press, January 19, 2012.

Miller, John C. “The Exhumations and Reburials of Edgar and Virginia Poe and Mrs. Clemm.” Poe Studies 7, no. 2 (December 1974): 46–47. http://www.eapoe.org/pstudies/ps1970/p1974204.htm.

“Poe’s Memorial Grave.” The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, March 6, 2012. http://www.eapoe.org/balt/poegrave.htm.

Smith, Gary. “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary.” Life 13, no. 9 (July 1990).

Tucker, Abigail. “Who Knows Who Started Poe Toast?” Baltimore Sun, August 15, 2007. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2007–08–15/features/0708150222_1_porpora.

Walsh, John Evangelist. Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Wan, William. “Never More Doubt.” Washington Post, August 18, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content /article/2007/08/17/AR2007081702145.html.

ELVIS PRESLEY

Associated Press. “4 Accused of a Plot to Take Presley Body.” New York Times, August 30, 1977.

———. “Four Arrested in Plot to Steal Elvis’ Body.” Sonora (CA) Daily Union Democrat, August 29, 1977.

———. “Police Seize Three Men Fleeing Elvis’ Tomb.” Miami News, August 30, 1977.

Brown, Peter Harry and Pat H. Broeske. Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley. New York: Dutton, 1997.

Brown, Scott. “Elvis Presley: It’s a Hound Dig.” Entertainment Weekly, October 6, 2000. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,277847,00.html.

Comfort, David. The Rock & Roll Book of the Dead: The Fatal Journeys of Rock’s Seven Immortals. New York: Citadel Press, 2009.

Denenberg, Barry. All Shook Up!: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley. New York: Scholastic Press, 2001.

Doss, Erika. Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith & Image. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999.

Eicher, Peter. The Elvis Sightings. New York: Avon Books, 1993.

Gregory, Neal and Janice Gregory. When Elvis Died. Washington, DC: Communications Press, 1980.

Hayslett, Chandra M. “Elvis’s empty crypt an $800,000 steal?” Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal, August 9, 1997. http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/1997/aug/09/elviss-empty-crypt-an-800000-steal/.

Lacy, Patrick. Elvis Decoded: A Fan’s Guide to Deciphering the Myths and Misinformation. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006.

Marcus, Greil. Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1991.

“Notes on People.” New York Times, September 30, 1977.

Ponce de Leon, Charles L. Fortunate Son: The Life of Elvis Presley. New York: Hill & Wang, 2006.

Rawls, Wendell Jr. “Presley Associates Say Torment and Drugs Marked Final Months.” New York Times, September 23, 1979.

Reed, J. D. and Maddy Miller. Stairway to Heaven: The Final Resting Places of Rock’s Legends. New York: Wenner Books, 2005.

Rosenbaum, Ron. “Among the Believers.” New York Times Magazine, September 24, 1995.

Smith, I. C. Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI. Nashville, TN: Nelson Current, 2004.

Sperry, Paul. “FBI Witness: Presley Clan Staged Elvis Grave-robbing.” WorldNet Daily, August 13, 2002. http://rc-dfw-wnd-app1 .ha-hosting.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=14898.

Strausbaugh, John. E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith. New York: Blast Books, 1995.

United Press International. “Police Doubt Informant’s Tip: Presley Body Case Charges Dropped.” Los Angeles Times, October 5, 1977.

———. “Presley Body Snatch Plot a Hoax?” Ellensburg (WA) Daily Record, August 31, 1977.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH

Adamson, J. H. and H. F. Holland. The Shepherd of the Ocean: An Account of Sir Walter Ralegh and His Times. Boston: Gambit, 1969.

Trevelyan, Raleigh. Sir Walter Raleigh: Being a True and Vivid Account of the Life and Times of the Explorer, Soldier, Scholar, Poet, and Courtier—The Controversial Hero of the Elizabethan Age. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.

GRIGORI RASPUTIN

Cook, Andrew. To Kill Rasputin: The Life and Death of Grigori Rasputin. Stroud, UK: Tempus, 2005.

“Erotic Museum ‘Remembers’ Rasputin.” St. Petersburg Times (Russia), August 6, 2004. http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=1234.

King, Greg. The Man Who Killed Rasputin: Prince Youssoupov and the Murder That Helped Bring Down the Russian Empire. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

Page, Jeremy. “Museum Claims Rasputin Has Returned to St. Petersburg as an Old Member.” Times (UK), May 7, 2004.

Radzinsky, Edvard. The Rasputin File. Translated by Judson Rosengrant. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2000.

Rasputin, Maria and Patte Barham. Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth: A Personal Memoir. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

RICHARD III

Baldwin, David. “King Richard’s Grave in Leicester.” Transactions of Leicester Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 60 (1986): 21-24.http://www.le.ac.uk/lahs/downloads/BaldwinSmPagesfromvolumeLX-5.pdf

Buckley, Richard, et al. “’The king in the car park:’ New light on the death and burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars church, Leicester, in 1485.” Antiquity 87, no. 336 (2013): 519-538. http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/087/ant0870519.htm

University of Leicester. “The Discovery of Richard III.” (Multiple pages within.) http://www.le.ac.uk/richardiii

MARQUIS DE SADE

Gray, Francine du Plessix. At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Schaeffer, Neil. The Marquis de Sade: A Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Thomas, Donald. The Marquis de Sade. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976.

SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

Manseau, Peter. Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.

Rufus, Anneli. Magnificent Corpses: Searching Through Europe for St. Peter’s Head, St. Chiara’s Heart, St. Stephen’s Hand, and Other Saints’ Relics. New York: Marlowe, 1999.

SAINT NICHOLAS

“Anatomical Examination of the Bari Relics.” St. Nicholas Center. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/anatomical-examination.

Bennett, William J. The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas. New York: Howard Books, 2009.

Craughwell, Thomas J. Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics. New York: Image Books, 2011.

Davidson, Linda Kay and David M. Gitlitz. “Bari (Apulia, Italy).” In Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2002.

“Devotion and Use of the Manna of Saint Nicholas.” St. Nicholas Center. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/manna.

Farmer, David Hugh. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Geary, Patrick J. Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Head, Jonathan. “Turkey Seeks Return of Santa Claus’ Bones.” BBC News, December 28, 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8432314.stm.

“Is St. Nicholas in Venice, Too?” St. Nicholas Center. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/relics-in-the-lido-of-venice.

Jones, Charles W. Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bari, and Manhattan: Biography of a Legend. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

McBrien, Richard P. Lives of the Saints: From Mary and St. Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa. San Francisco: HarperSan-Francisco, 2001.

Papirowski, Martin. In Search of Santa Claus. Smithsonian Channel, 2009. http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?show=131259.

“Push to Bring Santa’s Bones Home.” ABC News (Australia), December 29, 2009. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009–12–29 /push-to-bring-santas-bones-home/1191714.

Quigley, Christine. Skulls and Skeletons: Human Bone Collections and Accumulations. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.

“Relics of St. Nicholas—Where Are They?” St. Nicholas Center. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/relics.

“Santa Claus’s Bones Must Be Brought Back to Turkey from Italy.” Today’s Zaman (Turkey), December 28, 2009. http://www.todayszaman.com/news-196814–100-santa-clauss-bones-must-be-brought-back-to-turkey-from-italy.html.

Seal, Jeremy. Nicholas: The Epic Journey from Saint to Santa Claus. New York: Bloomsbury, 2005.

Sora, Steven. Treasures from Heaven: Relics from Noah’s Ark to the Shroud of Turin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

Bieri, James. Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Biography. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Crofton, Ian. The Totally Useless History of the World. London: Quercus, 2007.

Holmes, Richard. “Death and Destiny.” Guardian (UK), January 23, 2004. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2004/jan/24/featuresreviews.guardianreview1.

Lee, Hermione. “Shelley’s Heart and Pepys’s Lobsters.” In Virginia Woolf ’s Nose: Essays on Biography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Norman, Arthur M. Z. “Shelley’s Heart.” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences X, no. 1 (1955): 114–16. doi:10.1093/jhmas/X.1.114-a

SHI HUANGDI

Sima, Qian. The First Emperor: Selections from the Historical Records. Translated by Raymond Dawson. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007.

JOSEPH STALIN

Carvalho, Joaquim, ed. Religion and Power in Europe: Conflict and Convergence. Pisa, Italy: Edizione Plus, Pisa University Press, 2007.

Kammen, Michael G. Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Tumarkin, Nina. Lenin Lives! The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

LAURENCE STERNE

Howard, Philip. “Is This the Skull of Sterne?” Times (UK), June 5, 1969.

Hughes, J. Trevor. “ ‘Alas, Poor Yorick!’: The Death of Laurence Sterne.” In Essays in Medical Biography, 135–47. Oxford, UK: Rimes House, 2008.

Hughes, J. T. “The Good Is Oft Interred with Their Bones.” Brain 130, no. 4 (2007): 1167–71. doi:10.1093/brain/awm015.

King, Melanie. The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2008.

Monkman, Kenneth and W. G. Day. “The Skull.” Shandean 10 (1998): 45–79.

Richardson, Ruth. Death, Dissection, and the Destitute. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987.

ALEXANDER T. STEWART

Fanebust, Wayne. The Missing Corpse: Grave Robbing a Gilded Age Tycoon. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005.

SUNDANCE KID

Meadows, Anne. Digging Up Butch and Sundance. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

Slatta, Richard W. The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001.

Walker, Dale L. Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West. New York: Forge, 1997.

EMANUEL SWEDENBORG

Benz, Ernst. Emanuel Swedenborg: Visionary Savant in the Age of Reason. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2002.

Dickey, Colin. Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius. Denver: Unbridled Books, 2009.

“Emanuel Swedenborg.” British Medical Journal 1, no. 2788 (Jun. 6, 1914): 1261–62.

“Emanuel Swedenborg.” Times (UK), March 31, 1823.

Henschen, Folke. Emanuel Swedenborg’s Cranium: A Critical Analysis. Uppsala, Sweden: Almqvist & Wiksells, 1960.

———. The Human Skull: A Cultural History. Translated by Stanley Thomas. New York: Praeger, 1966.

Hultkrantz, Johan Vilhelm. The Mortal Remains of Emanuel Swedenborg; An Account of the Historical and Anatomical Investigations Executed by a Committee, Appointed on May 27th, 1908. Uppsala, Sweden: University Press, 1910.

Lenhammar, Harry and Jane Williams-Hogan. “Swedenborg in Uppsala’s Cathedral.” The New Philosophy Online, January–July 2003. http://swedenborg-philosophy.org/journal/article.php?page=1007&issue=106a.

Rutherford, W. “A Swedenborg Mystery: The Rival Skulls.” Journal of Anatomy and Physiology 48 (1913): 86–88.

Thompson, Ian J. “Swedenborg and Modern Science.” Theistic Science. http://www.theisticscience.org/papers/smn3b.html.

Trobridge, George. Swedenborg: Life and Teaching. New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1962.

HUNTER S. THOMPSON

Brinkley, Douglas. “Football Season Is Over.” Rolling Stone, September 21, 2005.

“Cannon Fire Send-off for Thompson.” BBC News, April 6, 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4417897.stm.

“Citizen Thompson.” Smoking Gun, March 7, 2005. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/citizen-thompson.

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood. Directed by Nigel Finch. Omnibus, BBC, 1978.

“Hunter Thompson Blown Sky High.” Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/news/hot-product-1001018730.story#/news/hot-product-1001018730.story.

Seelye, Katharine Q. “Ashes-to-Fireworks Send-off for an ‘Outlaw’ Writer.” New York Times, August 22, 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/national/22hunter.html?scp=60&sq=Hunter+S.+Thompson&st=nyt&gwh=ED4F1E2C0BC97A1EB50AF3544925240A.

“Thompson ‘Shot Himself on Phone.’ ” BBC News, February 25, 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/entertainment/4298095.stm.

“Thompson’s Ashes Fired into Sky.” BBC News, August 21, 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4168266.stm.

Thompson, Hunter S. “Fear and Loathing at the Watergate: Mr. Nixon Has Cashed His Check.” Rolling Stone, September 27, 1973.

JIM THORPE

Associated Press. “Lawsuit to Reclaim Oklahoma Athlete Jim Thorpe’s Body Proceeds.” November 26, 2011.

Black, Joan. “Jim Thorpe Remembered as One-of-a-Kind Athlete.” Wind Speaker (Alberta, Canada), March 1, 2000.

“A Brief History of Mauch Chunk.” Mauch Chunk Historical Society. http://mauchchunkhistory.com/historical.html.

Bruchac, Joseph. Jim Thorpe: Original All-American. New York: Dial Books, 2006.

Buford, Kate. Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. “Jim Thorpe’s Son Sues for Father’s Body.” Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, June 26, 2010. http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/10177/1068434–139.stm#ixzz1qdzMZvq0.

Newman, Bruce, ed. “Scorecard.” Sports Illustrated, November 20, 1978. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1094312/index.htm.

Norris, Michele. “Son Sues Pennsylvania Town for Jim Thorpe’s Remains.” All Things Considered, NPR, June 25, 2010. http://www.npr.org/2010/06/25/128112746/son-sues-pa-town-for-jim-thorpes-remains.

Wang, Hansi Lo. “A Fight for Jim Thorpe’s Body.” Morning Edition, NPR, August 3, 2011. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/03/138524619/a-fight-for-jim-thorpes-body.

TUTANKHAMEN

Marchant, Jo. “On the Trail of Tutankhamen’s Penis.” CultureLab, June 25, 2010. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/06/on-the-trail-of-tutankhamens-penis.html.

Townsend, Allie. “Is King Tut’s Penis Missing?” Time NewsFeed, June 29, 2010. http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/06/29/is-king-tuts-penis-missing/#ixzz1k20VBIiB.

VALERIAN

Crofton, Ian. The Totally Useless History of the World. London: Quercus, 2007.

Gibbon, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Volume 1. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1871.

VOLTAIRE

Davidson, Ian. Voltaire in Exile: The Last Years. New York: Grove Press, 2004.

Kammen, Michael G. Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Mason, Haydn. Voltaire: A Biography. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981.

Pearson, Roger. Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom. New York: Bloomsbury, 2005.

“The Remains of Voltaire.” New York Times, July 18, 1881.

“Voltaire and Rousseau; Their Tombs in the Pantheon Opened and Their Bones Exposed.” New York Times, January 8, 1898.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Craughwell, Thomas J. Stealing Lincoln’s Body. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Power, John Carroll. History of an Attempt to Steal the Body of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker, 1890.

Washington, George. “The Will of George Washington.” The Papers of George Washington. http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/will/text.html.

WALT WHITMAN

Burrell, Brian. Postcards from the Brain Museum: The Improbable Search for Meaning in the Matter of Famous Minds. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

———. “The Strange Fate of Whitman’s Brain.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 20, no. 3 (Winter 2003): 107–33.

TED WILLIAMS

Cantor, Norman L. After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010.

Johnson, Carrie. “Williams’ Shift from Will Must Be Proved.” St. Petersburg (FL) Times, July 20, 2002. http://www.sptimes.com/2002/07/20/news_pf/Citrus/Williams__shift_from_.shtml.

Johnson, Larry and Scott Baldyga. Frozen: My Journey into the World of Cryonics, Deception, and Death. New York: Vanguard Press, 2009.

“Response to Larry Johnson Allegations.” Alcor Life Extension Foundation, February 10, 2012. http://www.alcor.org/press/response.html.

Sandomir, Richard. “Please Don’t Call the Customers Dead.” New York Times, February 13, 2005.

———. “Report Says Facility Beheaded Williams.” New York Times, August 13, 2003.

———. “Williams Children Agree to Keep Their Father Frozen.” New York Times, December 21, 2002.

Verducci, Tom. “Tip of the Iceberg? Questions and Allegations About the Alcor Life Extension Foundation Extend Beyond the Williams Case.” Sports Illustrated, August 18, 2003.

———. “What Really Happened to Ted Williams.” Sports Illustrated, August 18, 2003.

APPENDIX: THE WAY OF ALL FLESH: WHAT HAPPENS TO BODIES AFTER DEATH

Cantor, Norman L. After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010.

Iserson, Kenneth V. Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies? Tucson, AZ: Galen Press, 1994.

“Statistics.” National Funeral Directors Association. http://www.nfda.org/index.php/media-center/statisticsreports.html.