Stories on Stone: A Book of American Epitaphs by Charles L. Wallis
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good. 1954. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition.
For the informal historia, the most direct way to get an intimate sense of America's past is to walk through a quiet country graveyard, where crumbling tombstones still speak vividly of forgotten people. The next best way is to pick up and read this book. With more than 750 inscriptions and epitaphs taken from all 58 states and commemorating the deaths of statesmen, eccentrics, and prize cows among others.