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By John Rousmaniere

Photography by Ken Druse

Noted historian John Rousmaniere traces the history of The Evergreens Cemetery in this well-researched and lavishly illustrated book. 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.


Evergreens Cemetery Historian John Rousmaniere, who leads many tours of

The Evergreens, says that writing the story of The Evergreens,  Green Oasis in Brooklyn, was one of of the most challenging and rewarding of his many projects in a wide range of subject areas. He is a prolific author who has written 30 historical, technical, and instructional books on sailing, yachting history, New York history, business history, and clubs. 


Green Oasis in Brooklyn is for purchase at the The Evergreens office or on Amazon.

"For anyone who loves cemeteries and/or history, this book is a must." - Jeffrey I. Richman, author of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery: New York's Buried Treasure

"As a daughter of old Brooklyn, I love this book." - Gail Lumet Buckley, author of The Hornes

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