Among The Ghosts

Author: Amber Benson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416994262
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Among The Ghosts. While spending the summer at The New Newbridge Academy where she will soon begin sixth grade, Noleen finds strange things happening and discovers the special talent her aunts saw in her when she was a motherless infant.

Forgotten Land

Author: Max Egremont
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429969334
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Forgotten Land. Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only in history and in myth. Since 1945, the territory has been divided between Poland and Russia, stretching from the border between Russia and Lithuania in the east and south, and through Poland in the west. In Forgotten Land, Max Egremont offers a vivid account of this region and its people through the stories of individuals who were intimately involved in and transformed by its tumultuous history, as well as accounts of his own travels and interviews he conducted along the way. Forgotten Land is a story of historical identity and character, told through intimate portraits of people and places. It is a unique examination of the layers of history, of the changing perceptions and myths of homeland, of virtue and of wickedness, and of how a place can still overwhelm those who left it years before.

Chasing The Sea

Author: Tom Bissell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030742524X
Size: 23.48 MB
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Chasing The Sea. In 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a na•ve Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies. Joining up with an exuberant translator named Rustam, Bissell slips more than once through the clutches of the Uzbek police as he makes his often wild way to the devastated sea. In Chasing the Sea, Bissell combines the story of his travels with a beguiling chronicle of Uzbekistan’s striking culture and long history of violent subjugation by despots from Jenghiz Khan to Joseph Stalin. Alternately amusing and sobering, this is a gripping portrait of a fascinating place, and the debut of a singularly gifted young writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ghosts Notes From A Field Study

Author: Ken Lauter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462814204
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The Ghosts Notes From A Field Study. THE GHOSTS – NOTES FROM A FIELD STUDY Poems by Ken Lauter Book Description In The Ghosts an anonymous anthropologist somehow discovers the land of a tribe of ghosts. Living with them for a year or so, he learns their language, culture, history and institutions, their hopes, dreams, emotions, virtues, and flaws. His primary informant among the ghosts is a beautiful female spirit, and he promptly falls in love with her, thereby sacrificing scientific objectivity but gaining deeper insight into ghost psychology and society.

The Ghost And Mrs Mewer

Author: Krista Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101593091
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The Ghost And Mrs Mewer. The second spirited mystery in the New York Times bestselling Paws & Claws series. Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloween—until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core.. Holly Miller doesn’t believe in spirits, but the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests who do. The TV series in development, Apparition Apprehenders, has descended on Wagtail’s annual Halloween festivities to investigate supernatural local legends, and Holly has her hands full showing the ghost hunters a scary-fun time. But the frights turn real when Holly’s Jack Russell, Trixie, and kitten, Twinkletoes, find a young woman drowned in the Wagtail Springs Hotel’s bathhouse—the spot of the town’s most infamous haunting. The crime scene is eerily similar to the creepy legend, convincing Holly that the death wasn’t just accidental. Now she’ll have to race to catch a flesh-and-blood killer—before someone else in town gives up the ghost... Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!

Where The Ghosts Walk

Author: Peter Underwood
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285641956
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Where The Ghosts Walk. Britain is the most haunted country in the world with a wealth of places that feed the imagination, from Cape Head in the north of Scotland to Beachy Head in the south of England it is a land of ghosts and phantoms. Whether it is Napoleon searching for somewhere to land his invasion at Lulworth Cove, the unknown Grey Lady who is seen along the Worcester to Birmingham canal or Roman soldiers seen near Lichfield Cathedral the inexplicable is everywhere. Peter Underwood, the world's leading expert on paranormal phenomena, provides this definitive guide to Britain's haunted places. Arranged by the various environments where ghosts appear, airfields, ancient sites, ruins, bridges, battlefields, graveyards, gardens, railways, seascapes, highways and woods. From the ghosts of Jacobite soldiers in Gallows Tree Lane, the ghost of King Arthur which has been seen in Tintagel to the phantom Spitfire of Biggin Hill airfield Where the Ghosts Walk is an indispensable guide to the rich world of the unexplained. Fully illustrated throughout with Peter Underwood's own photographs

The 1870 Ghost Dance

Author: Cora Alice Du Bois
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803206960
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The 1870 Ghost Dance. The 1870 Ghost Dance was a significant but too often disregarded transformative historical movement with particular impact on the Native peoples of northern California. The spiritual energies of this ?great wave,? as Peter Nabokov has called it, have passed down to the present day among Native Californians, some of whose contemporary individual and communal lives can be understood only in light of the dance and the complex religious developments inspired by it. Cora Du Bois's historical study, The 1870 Ghost Dance, has remained an essential contribution to the ethnographic record of Native Californian cultures for seven decades yet is only now readily available for the first time. Du Bois produced this pioneering work in the field of ethnohistory while still under the tutelage of anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber. Her monograph informs our understanding of Kroeber's larger, grand and crucial salvage-ethnographic project in California, its approach and style, and also its limitations. The 1870 Ghost Dance adds rich detail to our understanding of anthropology in California before World War II

The Ghosts Of Plaka Beach

Author: Stylianos Perrakis
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640906
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The Ghosts Of Plaka Beach. Sixty years after the end of World War II Stylianos (Stelios) Perrakis, Greek-born finance professor who has lived most of his life in Canada, went back to Greece to investigate a traumatic event' in his family's history that colored his childhood years. The circumstances surrounding the kidnapping and murder of his maternal uncle by a Communist death squad in May 1944, in the Argolida region of the Greek Peloponnese, were cloaked in mystery, never discussed openly by family members. Using trial transcripts, interviews with survivors and with people involved in his uncle's kidnapping, and such primary materials as unpublished diaries and family correspondence, Perrakis managed to document the full sequence of events that led up to this family tragedy. He then widened his focus to draw out the implications of this particular event, painting an intimate picture of a prosperous middle-class provincial world faced with extraordinary challenges that it was unable to overcome.