Books About Weird History

Victorian Book of the Dead

The Victorian Book of the Dead by Chris Woodyard
The Victorian Book of the Dead by Chris Woodyard explores historical accounts of exploding corpses, petrified corpse furniture, a man who lived in his wife’s tomb, ghosts, banshees, and other bizarre true tales of Victorian mourning.
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Rest in Pieces

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses
In Rest in Pieces, author Bess Lovejoy tells true stories of grave robbing, missing brains, cadaver brandy, and other misadventures undertaken by the corpses of famous people.
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Unmentionable

Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
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The Invention of Murder

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
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The Strange Case of William Mumler

The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer
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The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell

The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell - A Memoir: The Complete History of the Head of the Ruler of the Commonwealth
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Occult America

Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation
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