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Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Author: William R. Maples, Michael Browning
William Maples is blessed with an eerie but powerful gift.  From a skeleton, a skull, a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, he can deduce the age, gender and ethnicity of a corpse, and the manner in which the victim was dispatched; his gift has sealed the doom of many a killer.  His skill is to read the tales of death written on the bone...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385474900
ISBN-10: 0385474903
Publication Date: 10/1/1994
Pages: 292
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4.3 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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strange and fascinating, indeed. he is rather stuffy (old-fashioned), but the stories are good, and very detailed.
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This book was what triggered the TV series and jump-started the forensic anthropology field. Very fascinating.
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This book reminded me of The Cases That Haunt Us by Douglas and Olshaker; in this book, Maples applies his science, forensic anthropology, to historically significant cases such as the deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and of Zachary Taylor, once President of the United States. In The Cases That Haunt Us, Douglas applied his science, criminal profiling, to historically significant cases such as Jack the Ripper and Lizzie Borden. In both books, the stories told were fascinating.
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Excellent collection of case files from a well-known forensic anthropologist. Great read if you are a fan of CSI, Patricia Cornwell, adn all things forensic!
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A great book told from the point of view of a leading anthropologist! He doesn't leave out any of the "dirty" details. If you're at all interested in forensics, I recommend reading this book.
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If you've ever wondered about what a forensic anthropologist is and does, this is THE book to have. Mr. Maples shares his experiences dealing with the discarded remains from such high-profile murder cases as the Gainesville murders all the way to the brutal annihilation of the Romankovs in 1918.


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