Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William R. Maples
The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist

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From a skeleton, a skull, a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, Dr. William Maples can deduce the age, gender, and ethnicity of a murder victim, the manner in which the person was dispatched, and, ultimately, the identity of the killer.  In Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from the baffling cases of conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Vietnam MIAs to the mysterious deaths of President Zachary Taylor and the family of Czar Nicholas II.


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Until his death in February 1997, Dr. William R. Maples was distinguished service professor and curator-in-charge of the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. He was president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A scholarship fund has been established in his honor. After his death, his students painted a large tribute on a memorial wall at the University of Florida, saying simply: "We have stood on the shoulders of a giant." Michael Browning was East Asia correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers from 1983-1992. He now works for the Palm Beach Post and lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Broadway Books. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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 A lively narrative that illuminates the science of forensic anthropology.

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