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Called the "Sherlock Holmes of bones," Clyde Snow is a forensic anthropologist who solves murders with a tape measure and calipers. He has participated in some of the most sensational investigations of recent years, and WITNESSES FROM THE GRAVE is his engaging, engrossing story.
It was Clyde Snow who traveled to Brazil to examine the skeletal remains of the infamous and elusive Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. Snow also discovered intriguing new evidence about what lies beneath the battleground of Custer's Last Stand at Little Bighorn. He identified the victims of Illinois serial killer John Wayne Gacy, and he was the driving force in the tireless search for "the disappeared" from Argentina's "dirty war" of the 1970s.
More than an expertly spun scientific and political thriller, WITNESSES FROM THE GRAVE is a book of vital importance to anyone concerned with the issues of human rights, criminal justice, and the accuracy of our historical memory.
"Fascinating . . . The human subjects of these studies cry out to the reader from every chapter." -- The New York Times Book Review
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In the world of forensic anthropology, bones speak for the dead, often revealing the evil that was done to a silent, nameless victim. In this fascinating book, Joyce and Stover offer an accessible view of this arcane discipline through a brief history of its origins and the story of Clyde Snow, one of its foremost practitioners. Tracing his life from his rebellious youth in Texas, the authors recount Snow's many cases: his examination of the skeleton of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele; his discovery of new evidence about Custer's last stand; his search for the victims of Argentina's military juntas; his investigations of serial killer John Gacy's victims. Highly recommended for larger public libraries and general undergraduate collections.
- Jim Burns, Pompano Beach City Lib., Fla.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA-- A thorough, well-researched book about Dr. Clyde Snow, America's leading expert on forensic anthropology. Christopher details many cases about which Snow was consulted, the most famous being the conclusive identification of Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi "Angel of Death," in Brazil. The book is fascinating reading for those interested in the topic; it has extensive notes and lots of pictures. --Susan McFaden, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110345375521