Green Oasis in Brooklyn (Hardcover)

The Evergreens Cemetery 1849-2008

By John Rousmaniere, Kenneth Druse (Photographer)

Seapoint Books, 9780978689940, 300pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2009

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Noted historian John Rousmaniere traces the history of the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Beginning with the land itself before the cemetery was founded in 1850, his engaging text shows how the forces that shaped the history of New York-population growth, immigration and growing wealth-also shaped the Evergreens. He also describes the beautiful monuments and fascinating characters that are buried there. Ken Druse's stunning color photographs demonstrate the beauty of the site and the monuments.

About the Author

John Rousmaniere -s The author and Evergreens Cemetery are featured on NPR's All Things Considered, June 7, 2009. LINK: http: // John Rousmaniere's 26 books and other writing on New York and maritime subjects include AFTER THE STORM, FASTNET, FORCE 10, and histories of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, the New York Yacht Club, and the women's settlement house movement. A multiple contributor to THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW YORK CITY, he is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary. He lives in New York City.