American Ghost

American Ghost
Author: Hannah Nordhaus
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 9780062249203
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Ghost Book Excerpt:

The award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper’s Lament attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe—in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West. The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Vases of flowers appeared in new locations. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, dancing balls of light. La Posada—“place of rest”—had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home’s original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. American Ghost is a story of pioneer women and immigrants, ghost hunters and psychics, frontier fortitude and mental illness, imagination and lore. As she traces the strands of Julia’s life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story—and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth.

Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico

Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico
Author: Donna Blake Birchell
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN: 1439665168
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico Book Excerpt:

True to its nickname, New Mexico enchants some souls so much they never leave. The Express St. James of Cimarron plays host to the cantankerous spirit of former owner Thomas James "T.J." Wright. At the Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad, Miss Ruby occasionally pranks unwitting guests and still cares for the rooms where she once worked. The gentle ghost of Julie Staab sits weeping at the bar of La Posada when not running bath water in her former room. And in death, Byron T. Mills looks over the Las Vegas Plaza Hotel he owned and neglected in life. Local author Donna Blake Birchell shares the chilling stories of these permanent spectral guests.

A History of Ghosts

A History of Ghosts
Author: Peter H. Aykroyd,Angela Narth
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN: 1605293512
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Ghosts Book Excerpt:

Peter Aykroyd spent his childhood watching his family's parlor séances through the crack of a basement door. Here, for the first time, Aykroyd tells the strange and delightful story that inspired his son, Dan, to make the mega-hit, Ghostbusters. Part history, part family legend, A History of Ghosts starts in 1848 in upstate New York, where the spiritualist craze first began. Aykroyd introduces the reader to notable mediums while telling the story of the development of spiritualism, interweaving a personal history marked by a fascination with ghosts and spirits with the larger narrative about the role the paranormal has played in our culture. Such legendary figures as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini appear and vanish. Everyone loves a good ghost story. Successful TV shows such as Medium and Ghost Hunters are proof that our national obsession with ghosts is here to stay. Millions of Americans believe in the paranormal—and even skeptics have heard a bump in the night and suspected it might be something supernatural.

Desloge Chronicles A Tale of Two Continents An Amazing Family s Journey Volume One

Desloge Chronicles   A Tale of Two Continents   An Amazing Family s Journey   Volume One
Author: Christopher Desloge
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 679
Release: 2023
ISBN: 130056976X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Running in the Family

Running in the Family
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2022-12-08
ISBN: 152919346X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running in the Family Book Excerpt:

'During certain hours, at certain years in our lives, we see ourselves as remnants from the earlier generations that were destroyed... I think all of our lives have been terribly shaped by what went on before us.' Twenty-five years after leaving his native Sri Lanka for the cool winters of Ontario, a chaotic dream of tropical heat and barking dogs pushes Michael Ondaatje to travel back home and revisit a childhood and a family he never fully understood. Along with his siblings and children, Ondaatje gathers rumours, anecdotes, poems, records and memories to piece together this fragmented portrayal of his family's past, his father's destructive alcoholism and the colourful stories and secrets of ancestors both disgraced and adored throughout centuries of Sri Lankan society. In an exotic, evocative portrait of the heat, wildlife, sounds and silences of the Sri Lankan landscape, Ondaatje combines vivid recreations of a privileged, eccentric older generation with a deeply personal reconciliatory journey in which he explores his own ghosts, and how his family's extraordinary history continues to influence his life.

The Family Magazine Or Weekly Abstract of General Knowledge

The Family Magazine  Or  Weekly Abstract of General Knowledge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1843
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Family Magazine Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge

The Family Magazine  Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1834
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annie s Ghosts

Annie s Ghosts
Author: Steve Luxenberg
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 9781401310196
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annie s Ghosts Book Excerpt:

A Michigan Notable Book for 2010 One of the Washington Post Book World's "Best Books of 2009," Memoir Beth Luxenberg was an only child. Or so everyone thought. Six months after Beth's death, her secret emerged. It had a name: Annie. Praise for Annie's Ghosts "Annie's Ghosts is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read . . . From mental institutions to the Holocaust, from mothers and fathers to children and childhood, with its mysteries, sadness, and joy--this book is one emotional ride." --Bob Woodward, author of The War Within and State of Denial "Steve Luxenberg sleuths his family's hidden history with the skills of an investigative reporter, the instincts of a mystery writer, and the sympathy of a loving son. His rediscovery of one lost woman illuminates the shocking fate of thousands of Americans who disappeared just a generation ago." --Tony Horwitz, author of A Voyage Long and Strange and Confederates in the Attic "I started reading within minutes of picking up this book, and was instantly mesmerized. It's a riveting detective story, a moving family saga, an enlightening if heartbreaking chapter in the history of America's treatment of people born with what we now call special needs." --Deborah Tannen, author of You Just Don't Understand and You're Wearing That "This is a memoir that pushes the journalistic envelope . . . Luxenberg has written a fascinating personal story as well as a report on our communal response to the mentally ill." --Helen Epstein, author of Where She Came From and Children of the Holocaust "A wise, affecting new memoir of family secrets and posthumous absolution." --The Washington Post "Annie's Ghosts will resonate for many, whether the chords have to do with family secrets, the Depression, memories of a thriving Detroit, the Holocaust's horrors, or the immigrant experience." --The Detroit Free Press

New Family Library

New Family Library
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 664
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Apologetics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ghosts of Greystone Beverly Hills

Ghosts of Greystone   Beverly Hills
Author: Clete Keith
Publsiher: Linseed Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN: 1733155929
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of Greystone Beverly Hills Book Excerpt:

Clete Keith's Ghosts of Greystone – Beverly Hills is not just a book of 237 ghost stories, but a landmark exposé of eyewitness accounts detailing paranormal activity associated with this extraordinary location. Clete Keith spent three years interviewing and researching the supernatural activity at the estate. With 86 interviews, Ghosts of Greystone - Beverly Hills promises you riveting history and ghostly encounters associated with this extraordinary location. “Ghosts of Greystone – Beverly Hills is a terrific read. Incredibly well written and researched account of one of the most haunted buildings in Hollywood history. Clete is now clearly the most knowledgeable expert on this building's dark history as well as its stunning beauty. A must read if you love great ghost tales.” —Patty Jenkins, Motion Picture Director, Wonder Woman 1984, Wonder Woman, Monster.

Kirby s Wonderful and Eccentric Museum Or Magazine of Remarkable Characters Including All the Curiosities of Nature and Art from the Remotest Period to the Present Time Drawn from Every Authentic Source Illustrated with One Hundred and Twenty four Engravings Chiefly Taken from Rare and Curious Prints Or Original Drawings

Kirby s Wonderful and Eccentric Museum  Or  Magazine of Remarkable Characters  Including All the Curiosities of Nature and Art  from the Remotest Period to the Present Time  Drawn from Every Authentic Source  Illustrated with One Hundred and Twenty four Engravings  Chiefly Taken from Rare and Curious Prints Or Original Drawings
Author: R. S. Kirby
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1820
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Characters and characteristics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kirby s Wonderful and Eccentric Museum Or Magazine of Remarkable Characters Including All the Curiosities of Nature and Art from the Remotest Period to the Present Time Drawn from Every Authentic Source Illustrated with One Hundred and Twenty four Engravings Chiefly Taken from Rare and Curious Prints Or Original Drawings Book Excerpt:

Cassell s Illustrated Family Paper

Cassell s Illustrated Family Paper
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kirby s Wonderful and Scientific Museum

Kirby s Wonderful and Scientific Museum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1805
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Characters and characteristics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Family Expositor Or A Paraphrase and Version of the New Testament

The Family Expositor  Or  A Paraphrase and Version of the New Testament
Author: Philip Doddridge,Job Orton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1086
Release: 1831
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Expositor Or A Paraphrase and Version of the New Testament Book Excerpt:

Family Herald

Family Herald
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 848
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Herald Book Excerpt:

The Golden Rule and Odd fellows Family Companion

The Golden Rule and Odd fellows Family Companion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1846
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Family Herald

The Family Herald
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Herald Book Excerpt:

The Family friend ed by R K Philp

The Family friend  ed  by R K  Philp
Author: Robert Kemp Philp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Family and Parish

Family and Parish
Author: Charles Bradley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1844
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian miscellany and family visiter

The Christian miscellany  and family visiter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 790
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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