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Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans

By Jeff Dwyer
  • ISBN Code: : 1455621595
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Travel
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  • Pdf : ghost-hunter-s-guide-to-new-orleans.pdf

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It’s not hard to find restless spirits in the Big Easy. Let the popular paranormal investigator guide you through its winding streets and history. Newly revised and updated, this installment in the much-acclaimed Ghost Hunter’s Guide Series is designed for locals, new residents, and travelers seeking the haunted history of the Crescent City and nearby locations. Detailed descriptions and historical background for more than two hundred locations guide readers to sites where they might encounter ghostly apparitions. Sites and spirits in the Garden District and French Quarter include the ghosts of voodoo priestesses, victims of yellow-fever epidemics, several well-known French Quarter restaurants, and the famous Lalaurie Mansion, thought to be the most haunted house in New Orleans. A section on City Park, the Faubourg Marigny, and nearby Chalmette, the site of the Battle of New Orleans, is also provided. A chapter dedicated to day trips suggests the paranormal possibilities awaiting travelers destined for the famous River Road plantations and Baton Rouge. Praise for Jeff Dwyer’s Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area “While sometimes scary, [the ghost stories] more often serve as reminders of the sometimes quirky, and oftentimes tragically haunting, history of the people of California.” —The Reporter (Vacaville, CA) “I thought I knew everything about the wine country, but I apparently overlooked the protoplasmic ‘walk by night’ world.” —Mick Winter, author of The Napa Valley Book

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  • Pdf File: ghosthunting-new-york-city.pdf

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On this leg of the journey, readers will explore the scariest spots in the Big Apple. Author L'Aura Hladik visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public so visitors can test their own ghosthunting skills, if they dare. Join L'Aura as she visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and providing a firsthand account. Readers may enjoy Ghosthunting New York City from the safety of an armchair or by hitting the road and using the maps to find 50 more spooky sites and "ghostly resources." Take the A(HRT) Train to the spookiest subway ride of your life.

111 Places in New Orleans that you must not miss

By Sally Asher,Michael Murphy
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  • Publisher : Emons Verlag
  • Book Code : 3960412290
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: 111-places-in-new-orleans-that-you-must-not-miss.pdf

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Birthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in ny other city. This insiders' guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit 'The Big Easy' each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry saber, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City. As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, 'To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else.' Sally Asher is a photographer and writer whose images have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and New Orleans Magazine. She has been a photographer for Tulane University since 2008 and frequently lectures about New Orleans' history through the Louisiana State Museums. This is her third book about New Orleans. Michael Murphy has been in the book business for over 35 years. He spent 13 years with Random House, went onto run William Morrow as their Publisher, and then formed his own literary agency Max & Co. He is currently writing a trilogy of travel books about New Orleans for W.W. Norton, EAT DAT, HEAR DAT, and FEAR DAT.

Patina

By Shannon Lee Dawdy
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022635122X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: patina.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose—that New Orleans’s unique historic fabric sat in ruins, and we had lost one of the most charming old cities of the New World. In Patina, anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy examines what was lost and found through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Tracking the rich history and unique physicality of New Orleans, she explains how it came to adopt the nickname “the antique city.” With innovative applications of thing theory, Patina studies the influence of specific items—such as souvenirs, heirlooms, and Hurricane Katrina ruins—to explore how the city’s residents use material objects to comprehend time, history, and their connection to one another. A leading figure in archaeology of the contemporary, Dawdy draws on material evidence, archival and literary texts, and dozens of post-Katrina interviews to explore how the patina aesthetic informs a trenchant political critique. An intriguing study of the power of everyday objects, Patina demonstrates how sharing in the care of a historic landscape can unite a city’s population—despite extreme divisions of class and race—and inspire civil camaraderie based on a nostalgia that offers not a return to the past but an alternative future.

Chasing Ghosts

By Marc Hartzman
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  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Book Code : 1683692780
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: chasing-ghosts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture. Ghosts are everywhere—whether you believe in them or not. Every town has its local legends, and countless books, movies, and TV shows are haunted by their presence. But our obsession with ghosts runs deeper than we know—and is embedded in the very fabric of American history. Writer and historian Marc Hartzman dons the mantle of tour guide, taking readers on a fascinating journey through supernatural history, including: • The Fox Sisters and the rise of Spiritualism • The supernatural obsessions of famous figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Famous haunted sites like the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia and the LaLaurie House in New Orleans • Famous ghosts like the Bell Witch of Tennessee and the Greenbrier Ghost of West Virginia • Paranormal investigators like Ed and Lorraine Warren Deeply researched and highly entertaining, with archival images and black and white illustrations, Chasing Ghosts will satisfy believers and skeptics alike.

Paranormal Investigations

By Stanley Jolet
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466961325
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 661
  • Pdf File: paranormal-investigations.pdf

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Go on a spiritual journey with the author, as he shows how one does not need expensive equipment to talk to the dead. He takes you to the heart of Acadiana in south central Louisiana where spirits at a bed and breakfast tell him that a young woman's suicide there was actually a murder. He brings you to the heart of New Orleans where a spirit committed suicide and tells Stanley how he died. Listen to slaves from the most haunted house in New Orleans, the Laulaurie House, tell of the torture and abuse they suffered at the hands of Madame Delphine Laulaurie. Go to Laurel Valley plantation, and hear spirits talk about a murder that took place in the old slave quarters. Listen to intelligent spirits speak to Stanley from the Mojave Desert to the ruins in the foothills of Delos, Greece. Hear intelligent responses from the spirits of the parents of Stanley and his wife, Barbara, as they answer questions that only they could know the answers when they were alive. You will know you're never alone, again, once you read these true, captivating stories.

The WPA Guide to California

By Federal Writers' Project
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Book Code : 1595342044
  • Total of Pages : 713
  • Category : History
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: the-wpa-guide-to-california.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The guide to California stands out among the rest of the WPA guides for the quality of its writing, photographs, and pen-and-ink drawings. The Golden State contains much diversity of people, places, and things, and the WPA Guide expertly reflects and records the eclectic quality of this quintessentially American state. Published in 1939, the guide’s essays on history cover everything from the gold rush to the movie industry at the nascence of Hollywood’s golden age, and its back-road tours through California's coastal fishing villages and mountain mining towns still provide a splendid alternative to freeways.

Bridge of Souls (City of Ghosts #3)

By Victoria Schwab,V. E. Schwab
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338574884
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: bridge-of-souls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Victoria ("V. E.") Schwab, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, invites readers to haunted New Orleans in this third installment of her thrillingly spooky City of Ghosts series! Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows . . .Unless it's the other way around?Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while traveling for her parents' TV show.But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colorful, grisly local legends. And the city's biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.

Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture

By Paul S. Sutter,Paul M. Pressly
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  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Book Code : 0820351881
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 431
  • Pdf File: coastal-nature-coastal-culture.pdf

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An essay collection exploring the history of 5,000-year relationship between human culture and nature on the Georgia coast. One of the unique features of the Georgia coast today is its thorough conservation. At first glance, it seems to be a place where nature reigns. But another distinctive feature of the coast is its deep and diverse human history. Indeed, few places that seem so natural hide so much human history. In Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture, editors Paul S. Sutter and Paul M. Pressly have brought together work from leading historians as well as environmental writers and activists that explores how nature and culture have coexisted and interacted across five millennia of human history along the Georgia coast, as well as how those interactions have shaped the coast as we know it today. The essays in this volume examine how successive communities of Native Americans, Spanish missionaries, British imperialists and settlers, planters, enslaved Africans, lumbermen, pulp and paper industrialists, vacationing northerners, Gullah-Geechee, nature writers, environmental activists, and many others developed distinctive relationships with the environment and produced well-defined coastal landscapes. Together these histories suggest that contemporary efforts to preserve and protect the Georgia coast must be as respectful of the rich and multifaceted history of the coast as they are of natural landscapes, many of them restored, that now define so much of the region. Contributors: William Boyd, S. Max Edelson, Edda L. Fields-Black, Christopher J. Manganiello, Tiya Miles, Janisse Ray, Mart A. Stewart, Drew A. Swanson, David Hurst Thomas, and Albert G. Way.

Ghost Walk

By Heather Graham
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488038341
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: ghost-walk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rediscover the thrills and chills of this classic paranormal romantic suspense, book 2 in the Harrison Investigation series, by the queen of the genre, New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. Nikki DuMonde’s newest employee is standing at the end of her bed at four o’clock in the morning begging for help. It’s a joke, right? Besides, as manager of a successful New Orleans haunted-tour company, Nikki doesn’t scare easily. But in the light of day, harsh reality sets in as a police officer informs her that Andy was brutally murdered—at the exact time Nikki swears the distraught woman was in her room. No one believes her except for Brent Blackhawk, a paranormal investigator desperately trying to forget his tragic past. Half Irish, half Lakota—and able to communicate with the dead—Brent is used to living in two worlds. But when he realizes the ghost of a slain government agent is also trying to reach out to Nikki, he knows that she, too, must listen to the dead…if she wants to keep living. Originally published in 2005