Ghosts from Our Past

Ghosts from Our Past
Author: Erin Gilbert,Abby L. Yates,Andrew Shaffer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1101906006
ISBN 13: 9781101906002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts from Our Past Book Review:

Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates are fictitious characters played in the Ghostbusters film by Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.

Ghosts from Our Past

Ghosts from Our Past
Author: Erin Gilbert,Abby L. Yates,Andrew Shaffer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 110190609X
ISBN 13: 9781101906095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts from Our Past Book Review:

As seen in the Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the groundbreaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past. Once lost to history, this criminally underappreciated book is now back in print, revised and somewhat updated for the new century. According to Gilbert and Yates, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” and whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the scientific study of the paranormal; · The history of ghosts and other supernatural entities, the science that explains their existence, and profiles of the groundbreaking paranormal researchers who have investigated them; · An illustrated guide to Class I through Class VII ghosts; · Helpful sidebars like “A Ghost by Any Other Name” and “Ectoplasm Cleanup Tips”; · Updates including “The Ghostbusters’ Arsenal” by Jillian Holtzmann and “Haunted History” by Patty Tolan; · A new Ghostbusting Resources appendix, featuring the “Paranormal Quickstart Guide”, “Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz”, “A Supernatural Stakeout Journal”, “The Devil’s Dictionary: Paraterminology You Need to Know”; and more. With this helpful—and hilarious—official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. As for the rest, you know who to call. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ghosts from Our Past

Ghosts from Our Past
Author: Erin Gilbert,Abby L Yates,Andrew Shaffer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1473550068
ISBN 13: 9781473550063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts from Our Past Book Review:

**As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Ghostbusters** Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the ground-breaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past - now back in print! Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you’re a believer or a sceptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The frightening childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the paranormal; · The history and science behind ghosts and other supernatural entities, with an illustrated guide to each class of spook; · Helpful sidebars like Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz, Ectoplasm Clean-up Tips, and more. With this official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. For the rest, you know who to call.

Ghosts of Futures Past

Ghosts of Futures Past
Author: Molly McGarry
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN 10: 0520274539
ISBN 13: 9780520274532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of Futures Past Book Review:

“Ghosts of Futures Past is a path-breaking book of vast learning and scrupulous scholarship by a gifted writer. With an impressive command of a variety of cultural domains, Molly McGarry brilliantly rethinks and reframes the relations of gender and intellectual culture, of spiritualism and secularism, and of rationalization and modernity in ways that realign our understanding of the American cultural landscape in the nineteenth century.”—Thomas Bender, author of The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea "In discussing the transfiguration of bodies and genders in American Spiritualism, McGarry provides a fascinating critique of the secularist bias of much of the history of sexuality. This is perhaps the weightiest, the most thoughtful, the most powerfully original, of all the many contributions her book makes."—Henry Abelove, author of The Evangelist of Desire: John Wesley and the Methodists and Deep Gossip “What might American history of the nineteenth century look like if we were not in such a rush to declare religious faith supplanted by science? McGarry's book provides tantalizing answers, inviting us to consider a nineteenth-century America where Spiritualists persisted and where people had good reasons to mourn. She not only shows us the popularity and centrality of connecting the living to the dead, she argues convincingly that this spiritual practice shaped a whole host of other cultural narratives: gender, sexuality, medicine, race, and ethnicity.”—Kathi Kern, author of Mrs. Stanton's Bible

Hauntology

Hauntology
Author: Merlin Coverley
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN 10: 0857304216
ISBN 13: 9780857304216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hauntology Book Review:

Ghosts and spectres, the eerie and the occult. Why is contemporary culture so preoccupied by the supernatural, so captivated by the revenants of an earlier age, so haunted? The concept of Hauntology has evolved since first emerging in the 1990s, and has now entered the cultural mainstream as a shorthand for our new-found obsession with the recent past. But where does this term come from and what exactly does it mean? This book seeks to answer these questions by examining the history of our fascination with the uncanny from the golden age of the Victorian ghost story to the present day. From Dickens to Derrida, MR James to Mark Fisher; from the rise of Spiritualism to the folk horror revival, Hauntology traces our continuing engagement with these esoteric ideas. Moving between the literary and the theoretical, the visual and the political, Hauntology explores our nostalgia for the cultural artefacts of a past from which we seem unable to break free. Praise for Merlin Coverley 'This little book [Psychogeography] does exactly what an introduction should; it examines, explains, and whets the appetite' - Telegraph

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Ghosts of Christmas Past
Author: Neil Gaiman,M. R. James,Jenn Ashworth
Publsiher: John Murray
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN 10: 1473663474
ISBN 13: 9781473663473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of Christmas Past Book Review:

A present contains a monstrous secret. An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party. A shadow slips across the floor by firelight. A festive entertainment ends in darkness and screams. Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. From Neil Gaiman and M. R. James to Muriel Spark and E. Nesbit, there are stories here to make the hardiest soul quail - so find a comfy chair, lock the door, ignore the cold breath on your neck and get ready to welcome in the real spirits of Christmas.

Surrounded by Ghosts

Surrounded by Ghosts
Author: Janet Larkin
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0738735981
ISBN 13: 9780738735986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Ghosts Book Review:

As a newborn, Janet Larkin died and came back to life. Then her sister drove over her skull with a tractor. And when she was eight years old, she had a conversation with her grandmother who had died before Janet was born. So began a life full of ghostly encounters. When she was still a girl, Janet received foreknowledge of a double homicide next door, and then she saw the ghost of one of the victims. In a Memphis hotel room, she experienced a terrifying demon posing as her husband. She even telepathically communicated with the soul of her unborn daughter. Janet has seen more than her fair share of spirits and spooks throughout her life, and especially in her haunted house on Pogey Point. In Surrounded by Ghosts, Janet recalls her creepiest stories and grapples to make sense of a life overflowing with unexplained phenomena.

Ghosts of the Past

Ghosts of the Past
Author: Tony Park
Publsiher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1760787442
ISBN 13: 9781760787448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of the Past Book Review:

'Tony Park is a master storyteller. I love his work.' DEON MEYER Africa, 1906: A young Australian adventurer is condemned to death. Sydney, the present: journalist Nick Eatwell has just lost his job, but his day is brightened when a fellow reporter, South African Susan Vidler, comes into his life looking for help with a story. Susan is chasing information about Nick's great-great uncle, Cyril Blake, who fought in the Anglo-Boer War and later joined the struggle for independence across the border in the German colony of South West Africa, now Namibia. A long-lost manuscript proves Nick's forebear was a somewhat reluctant hero. Soldier, deserter, cattle rustler and freedom fighter, Blake was helping the lost cause before the Kaiser's forces ordered his assassination. In Germany, historian Anja Berghoff is researching the origins of the famed desert horses of Namibia. She's also interested in Blake and an Irish-German firebrand and spy, Claire Martin, with whom Cyril had an affair. Nick and Anja head to Africa on the trail of a legend, but someone else is delving into the past, looking for clues to the secret location of a missing horde of gold that's worth killing for. Spanning two centuries, Ghosts of the Past is based on a true story. PRAISE FOR GHOSTS OF THE PAST 'Thrilling adventure based on a true story' Daily Telegraph 'As with all Park's books, the pace is fast' Army News 'Even more captivating because it is based on a true story' Weekly Times 'Park once again shows why he is one of Australia's preeminent thriller writers. Cleverly utilising multiple timelines to tell an outstanding story across Africa's history, this is an amazing novel. Highly recommended.' Canberra Weekly

Phantom Past Indigenous Presence

Phantom Past  Indigenous Presence
Author: Colleen E. Boyd,Coll-Peter Thrush
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2011-06
ISBN 10: 0803211376
ISBN 13: 9780803211377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phantom Past Indigenous Presence Book Review:

The imagined ghosts of Native Americans have been an important element of colonial fantasy in North America ever since European settlements were established in the seventeenth century. Native burial grounds and Native ghosts have long played a role in both regional and local folklore and in the national literature of the United States and Canada, as settlers struggled to create a new identity for themselves that melded their European heritage with their new, North American frontier surroundings. In this interdisciplinary volume, Colleen E. Boyd and Coll Thrush bring together scholars from a variety of fields to discuss this North American fascination with ?the phantom Native American.?ø ø Phantom Past, Indigenous Presence explores the importance of ancestral spirits and historic places in Indigenous and settler communities as they relate to territory and history?in particular cultural, political, social, historical, and environmental contexts. From examinations of how individuals reacted to historical cases of ?hauntings,? to how Native phantoms have functioned in the literature of North Americans, to interdisciplinary studies of how such beliefs and narratives allowed European settlers and Indigenous people to make sense of the legacies of colonialism and conquest, these essays show how the past and the present are intertwined through these stories.

Ghosts of Seattle Past

Ghosts of Seattle Past
Author: Jaimee Garbacik
Publsiher: Chin Music
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781634059640
ISBN 13: 1634059646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of Seattle Past Book Review:

Place and politics collide in a multimedia free-for-all a ghost tour of a boom city trying to find its soul."

Ghosts of My Life

Ghosts of My Life
Author: Mark Fisher
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 178279624X
ISBN 13: 9781782796244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of My Life Book Review:

This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carré, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.

The Ghosts of Europe

The Ghosts of Europe
Author: Anne Porter
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 9781553656371
ISBN 13: 1553656377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghosts of Europe Book Review:

One of the country’s most distinguished writers and publishers returns to her roots to explore the consequences of democracy in the former Habsburg lands. In 1989 the Berlin Wall was dismantled. Communism gave way to democracy. Since that time the former borderlands of the long defunct Hapsburg Empire and the more recently dispersed Soviet Empire have been trying to invent their own versions of democracy and market-driven economics. But these experiments have led to a widening gap between rich and poor. The worldwide economic crisis has severely tested Central Europe’s determination to live peaceably, and there are many disquieting signs of old hatreds and racial tensions returning. Author Anna Porter travels through the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to speak with leading intellectuals, politicians, former dissidents and the champions of aggrieved memories. She interviews great figures of the revolution (Václav Havel, Adam Michnik, George Konrád) and its new custodians, among them Radek Sikorski and Ferenc Gyurcsány, and also examines the younger generation with little or no experience of Communism and no interest in its aftermath. She visits Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, Prague’s Jewish Museum and Hungary’s House of Terror, each an attempt to reckon with dark episodes of history.

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters
Author: Andrew Shaffer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0553418149
ISBN 13: 9780553418149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters Book Review:

Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph. How Will You Survive? In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost. But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find: • Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons; • Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise; • Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler; • Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more. With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a robocroc. Either way, you’ve been warned. Now be prepared. Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ghost

Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 1481450166
ISBN 13: 9781481450164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Book Review:

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

Contemporary Indonesian Film

Contemporary Indonesian Film
Author: Katinka van Heeren
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9004253475
ISBN 13: 9789004253476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Indonesian Film Book Review:

This highly informative book explores the world of Post-Soeharto Indonesian audio-visual media in the exiting era of Reform. From a multidisciplinary approach it considers a wide variety of issues such as mainstream and alternative film practices, ceremonial and independent film festivals, film piracy, history and horror, documentary, television soaps, and Islamic films, as well as censorship from the state and street. Through the perspective of discourses on, and practices of film production, distribution, and exhibition, this book gives a detailed insight into current issues of Indonesia’s social and political situation, where Islam, secular realities, and ghosts on and off screen, mingle or clash.

Ghostland

Ghostland
Author: Colin Dickey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1101980214
ISBN 13: 9781101980217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghostland Book Review:

One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016 “A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.”—The New York Times Book Review An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places—and 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 living—how 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 made—and why those changes are made—Dickey 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.

The Hungry Ghosts

The Hungry Ghosts
Author: Shyam Selvadurai
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 0385670672
ISBN 13: 9780385670678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hungry Ghosts Book Review:

In Buddhist myth, the dead may be reborn as "hungry ghosts"—spirits with stomach so large they can never be full—if they have desired too much during their lives. It is the duty of the living relatives to free those doomed to this fate by doing kind deeds and creating good karma. In Shyam Selvadurai’s sweeping new novel, his first in more than a decade, he creates an unforgettable ghost, a powerful Sri Lankan matriarch whose wily ways, insatiable longing for land, houses, money and control, and tragic blindness to the human needs of those around her parallels the volatile political situation of her war-torn country. The novel centres around Shivan Rassiah, the beloved grandson, who is of mixed Tamil and Sinhalese lineage, and who also—to his grandmother’s dismay—grows from beautiful boy to striking gay man. As the novel opens in the present day, Shivan, now living in Canada, is preparing to travel back to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to rescue his elderly and ailing grandmother, to remove her from the home—now fallen into disrepair—that is her pride, and bring her to Toronto to live our her final days. But throughout the night and into the early morning hours of his departure, Shivan grapples with his own insatiable hunger and is haunted by unrelenting ghosts of his own creation. The Hungry Ghosts is a beautifully written, dazzling story of family, wealth and the long reach of the past. It shows how racial, political and sexual differences can tear apart both a country and the human heart—not just once, but many times, until the ghosts are fed and freed.

A Demon Haunted Land

A Demon Haunted Land
Author: Monica Black
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1250225663
ISBN 13: 9781250225665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Demon Haunted Land Book Review:

A revelatory counterhistory of postwar Germany, not as a reborn democracy but as a nation convulsed by apocalyptic visions, witchcraft trials, and supernatural obsessions In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder. What linked these events, in the wake of an annihilationist war and the Holocaust, was a widespread preoccupation with evil. While many histories emphasize Germany’s rapid transition from genocidal dictatorship to liberal democracy, A Demon-Haunted Land places in full view the toxic mistrust, profound bitterness, and spiritual malaise that unfolded alongside the economic miracle. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, acclaimed historian Monica Black argues that the surge of supernatural obsessions stemmed from the unspoken guilt and shame of a nation remarkably silent about what was euphemistically called “the most recent past.” This shadow history irrevocably changes our view of postwar Germany, revealing the country’s fraught emotional life, deep moral disquiet, and the cost of trying to bury a horrific legacy.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781603035057
ISBN 13: 1603035052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christmas Carol Book Review:

This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?

Ghosts of the Titanic

Ghosts of the Titanic
Author: Julie Lawson
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1443100412
ISBN 13: 9781443100410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of the Titanic Book Review:

A teenage boy finds himself caught up in a century-old mystery - aboard the Titanic! Kevin and his family are enroute to Halifax to check out a house they have mysteriously inherited from a man named Angus Seaton - mysterious because none of them have any clue who he was or why they would be named in his will. While at the house, Kevin does his own investigating and discovers some old artifacts hidden behind a wall, including enigmatic photographs dating back to 1911, which show a young woman and her baby. This puzzling discovery leads to troubling dreams for Kevin - haunting dreams and a voice that plagues him, a voice he cannot escape. Someone - somehwere - needs his help. One night he tries to answer the call, and finds himself in another reality, another time, in a flooded corridor... ... aboard the ship Titanic. In this ghostly new mystery by award-winning writer Julie Lawson, the terror, anxiety and reality of the sinking of the Titanic comes to life, as a teenage boy tries to right the wrongs of the past... and put some troubled souls to rest.