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Douglas R Keister's Books

Stories in Stone Paris
Sep.01.2013
The intrigue of death in the City of Love Paris, city of lights, city of love, city of magic, city of art, city of death. Around twelve million people call the Paris metropolitan area home, and millions more call it their permanent home, including upwards of seven million in the catacombs in the Montparnasse district. The cemeteries and monuments in Stories in Stone Paris cut...
Heart-Land
Aug.18.2013
HEART-LAND: GROWING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING After authoring and co-authoring over three dozen books, critically acclaimed writer-photographer Douglas Keister looks back at his childhood years growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska in the 1950s. Keister was the middle child growing up in the middle of the century in the middle of the country. HEART-LAND: GROWING UP IN THE...
Autumn in Summer
Mar.01.2012
Percy Peabody has it all, a spectacularly beautiful wife, a well-paying job, two picture-perfect children, a designer house in the suburbs, a ready smile and a firm handshake. He has everything but his heart. A mysterious symbol tattooed on the leg of a young woman named Autumn take him on a journey to a place where most journeys end. A place where he has a chance to find his heart...
Stories in Stone New York
Oct.01.2011
Art, architecture, celebrities, nature all for free in NYC? No way. Way! Critically acclaimed author Douglas Keister shows us the unlikely place you'll find it all: in New York City’s fabulous cemeteries. In Stories in Stone New York: A Field Guide to New York City Cemeteries and Their Residents, Keister features some of the most fabulous cemeteries in New York City’s five...
Forever L. A.
May.01.2010
Forever L.A. is for those who call Los Angeles home and for those who live vicariously through and have been entertained by the residents of its beautiful cemeteries. In fascinating stories and images, Douglas Keister discusses cemetery symbols, funerary architecture, and secret societies and clubs. He provides GPS coordinates for most gravesites and a map to pinpoint each cemetery...
Desiree
Dec.01.2009
Desiree is a fast-paced yarn set in the desolate high desert country of Northern, Nevada. Chick Corbett returns to his cabin on a cold winter evening to find Desiree Depardieu hovering over a dead body. Soon, the body and Desiree are gone and Chick sets off in pursuit. Along the way, author Douglas Keister introduces a cast of quirky characters including Basque sheepherder...
Desiree
Dec.01.2009
Desiree is a fast-paced yarn set in the desolate high desert country of Northern, Nevada. Chick Corbett returns to his cabin on a cold winter evening to find Desiree Depardieu hovering over a dead body. Soon, the body and Desiree are gone and Chick sets off in pursuit. Along the way, author Douglas Keister introduces a cast of quirky characters including Basque sheepherder Elwood...
Forever Dixie by Douglas Keister
Oct.01.2008
When author/photographer Douglas Keister's book Stories in Stone came out in 2004, Sunset magazine stated, "Keister has done for cemetery exploration what Audubon did for birding." Since then, cemetery fans have been clamoring for more. Keister has answered them with Forever Dixie, an exploration of thirteen of the South's best cemeteries and forty notable southerners who...
Teardrops and Tiny Trailers by Douglas Keister
Aug.01.2008
Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being "teardrops," first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an...
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Jul.01.2008
Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital, grew from 45,000 to 55,000 residents in the years 1910–1925. The state’s second-largest city, Lincoln was also home to Nebraska’s second-largest African American community—a “small town” within the midwestern city. Local race relations were a study in contradictions. Public education and residential neighborhoods were relatively integrated; employment...
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Jan.01.2008
This charming story, illustrated with photos taken in Beijing, follows the young Zhang Yue and her cousin as they set off on a journey to visit their Laolao, or maternal grandmother. To get to grandmother’s house, the children wind their way through the bustling hutongs (ancient lanes and narrow streets) of Beijing. The hutongs display many aspects of traditional Chinese life,...
500 Bungalows
Oct.03.2006
Popularity meets affordability as America's favorite house style (according to a 2005 survey on About/Architecture.com) comes at a price point that every bungalow fan can afford. There is perennial interest in all things bungalow related. Every year there are numerous books, magazines and floor plans published that are all geared to the bungalow enthusiast. Taunton Press has...
500 Cottages
Oct.03.2006
The popularity of cottage style and cottage homes is thriving. A refreshing addition to the Home Design category. 500 Cottages is a collection of the facades of 500 cottages organized by styles, including English, storybook, bungalettes (mini bungalows), Victorian cottages, and casitas (Spanish-style cottages). There is one photo per page, with a caption identifying the location of...
Mobile Mansions
Mar.03.2006
Mobile Mansions takes you on a captivating exploration of homes on wheels-everything from early diminutive camp cars to modern-day diesel-belching, lumbering leviathans complete with saunas, balconies, and gourmet kitchens. From the eclectic to the exquisite, the luxurious to the rare, this detailed RV guide showcases the diversity of some of the most lovingly restored RVs on the...
Courtyards
Aug.01.2005
Writer and photographer Keister offers a beautifully photographed book which looks at past and present day courtyards around the world. The book examines the history of the courtyard, both private and public, community courtyards, historic residential courtyards, modern courtyards, water features, and outdoor lighting. Keister presents a wide variety of suggestions and solutions...