Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

ᆇ Kindle Download [ ొ Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places ] ᇉ PDF by Colin Dickey ሽ ᆇ Kindle Download [ ొ Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places ] ᇉ PDF by Colin Dickey ሽ One of NPR s Great Reads of 2016A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories absorbing and intellectually intriguing The New York Times Book ReviewAn intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostlandtakes readers on a road trip through some of the country s most infamously haunted placesand deep into the dark side of our history.Colin Dickey is on the trail of America s ghosts Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and zombie homes, Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places Some have established reputations as the most haunted mansion in America, or the most haunted prison others, like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke memories from the past our collective nation tries to forget With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the livinghow do we, the living, deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed, for whatever reason, haunted Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes to those facts are madeand why those changes are madeDickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone, crimes left unsolved Spellbinding, scary, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland discovers the past we re most afraid to speak of aloud in the bright light of day is the same past that tends to linger in the ghost stories we whisper in the dark. Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

    • Kindle
    • 1101980206
    • Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places
    • Colin Dickey
    • English
    • 02 October 2016
    • 336 pages

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