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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

Riverhead Books
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A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the YearIt's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
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True Ghost Stories: Real Haunted Cemeteries and Graveyards

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Looking for a Scare? Then Read These 22 Spine-chilling Stories

Are you interested in reading true stories of haunted cemeteries from across the world?
Think about what it would be standing in a cemetery when you are suddenly hit by a wind so powerful, it knocks you to the ground, yet the nearby trees are not moving at all. Or as one gentleman whom had has picture taken at an infamous Old West Cemetery, only to have it developed and discover someone else was in the picture, too—holding a knife.
Envision yourself walking along in a cemetery when a tall, handsome young man approaches asking for the location of a crypt. When you politely respond in the negative, he politely thanks you, turns, and disappears.
Be cautious visiting a cemetery at dusk for a pack of large, dark-colored hellhounds with fiery red eyes might pass right through the trees as they are running toward you, barking and baying in a terrifying fashion.
These stories and more fill the pages of this book. Included are cemetery hauntings from all over the world, including the United States, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Egypt, Argentina, Mexico, and Czechoslovakia. Infamous hauntings from Greyfriars Kirkyard and Stull Cemetery, as well as countless lesser-known hauntings are guaranteed to unnerve even the bravest of readers.
Ghosts of criminals, police chiefs, murder victims, innocent young children, distraught mothers, lonely bachelors, forlorn lovers, a cursed pharaoh and many more are described in this book.
All sorts of manifestations are also integrated including ghostly animals, shadows cast by a hangman’s tree no longer there, a screaming skull encased in concrete…these are just a few of the ghostly manifestations you will learn of within these pages.
Be prepared to view cemeteries in a whole new light. Don’t read this without all the lights on and think twice before visiting any of these cemeteries without showing the proper respect—you may not come out with your sanity intact.

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Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World's Most Famous Demonologists

Graymalkin Media
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Ghosts know no season, respect no boundaries, and offer no mercy. Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world s most famous and respected demonologists, have devoted decades to exploring, authenticating, and conclusively documenting countless cases of otherworldly phenomena. Bestselling books and hit motion pictures, including The Amityville Horror, A Haunting in Connecticut, The Conjuring, and Annabelle, have been inspired by the Warrens extraordinary real-life experiences with the supernatural. From the grounds of the United States military academy at West Point, New York to the backwoods of Tennessee, Ghost Hunters chronicles their first-hand confrontations with the unknown, the unholy, and the unspeakable. Here are the accounts of teenage girls who trifled with Satanism and séances, only to fall victim to the most horrifying of spirits... A village terrorized by a murderous, unstoppable force too evil to be anything but Hell-born... A family s home besieged by the relentless, destructive fury of poltergeists... The real facts behind the house of horrors in Amityville. In all, fourteen terrifying tales... all the more spine-tingling because they re true!
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Houghton Mifflin
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.
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Collected Ghost Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

Oxford University Press
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I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English M R James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces often in closed rooms and night time settings where imagination runs riot Lonely country houses remote inns ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace from creatures seeking retribution and harm These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb This edition presents all of James s published ghost stories including the unforgettable Oh Whistle and I ll Come to You My Lad and Casting the Runes and an appendix of James s writings on the ghost story Darryl Jones s introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James s background and his mastery of the genre he made his own ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities helpful notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and much more
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The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories

Valancourt Books
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The first-ever collection of Victorian Christmas ghost stories, culled from rare 19th-century periodicals

During the Victorian era, it became traditional for publishers of newspapers and magazines to print ghost stories during the Christmas season for chilling winter reading by the fireside or candlelight. Now for the first time thirteen of these tales are collected here, including a wide range of stories from a diverse group of authors, some well-known, others anonymous or forgotten. Readers whose only previous experience with Victorian Christmas ghost stories has been Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” will be surprised and delighted at the astonishing variety of ghostly tales in this volume. 

“In the sickly light I saw it lying on the bed, with its grim head on the pillow. A man? Or a corpse arisen from its unhallowed grave, and awaiting the demon that animated it?” - John Berwick Harwood, “Horror: A True Tale”

“Suddenly I aroused with a start and as ghostly a thrill of horror as ever I remember to have felt in my life. Something—what, I knew not—seemed near, something nameless, but unutterably awful.” - Ada Buisson, “The Ghost’s Summons”

“There was no longer any question what she was, or any thought of her being a living being. Upon a face which wore the fixed features of a corpse were imprinted the traces of the vilest and most hideous passions which had animated her while she lived.” - Walter Scott, “The Tapestried Chamber”

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The Haunted: True Stories for the Ghost Lover's Soul (A Haunted History Series) (Volume 1)

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This is VOLUME I in the The Haunted Series.
A TRUE HAUNTED PAST......

I want to tell you a story......about a place once called The Devil's Furnace. A place that dates its beginnings in prehistoric times. Where Indigenous people once lived and hunted.

A place that's known massive bloodshed......This bloodshed has stained the soil of the landscape and created a portal to another world. It's a world where the souls of the deceased enter and exit at will.

Read about the stringy haired ghost woman...... She still roams the streets of this southern town. Find out where ghost sightings are a regular occurrence in haunted buildings and homes.

Explore the history of the city known as the Cradle of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley's birthplace...... Discover the many reasons why ghost hunters love the hills of the North Mississippi landscape.

If you love history and ghosts, you'll love the first book in this series. Like The Haunted America series by The History Press, L. Sydney Fisher's The Haunted is a historical narrative that explores southern sites with a paranormal past. Let's begin...in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • And remember... SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON!
A Note From Sydney~ This book is a haunted history narrative.  It includes local history and lore that has been thoroughly researched.  Often times, this research includes interviews, visits to haunted locations, and paranormal investigations.  I have spent months and even years researching a project before publication.  If you like history and ghosts, you will probably enjoy The Haunted.  My intent is to deliver a historical and entertaining account for your reading pleasure!
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Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

Tor Books
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In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road.

It may have happened to you; it's happened to almost everyone who's ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow...what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost.

These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These firsthand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves―some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events.

Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas, and other accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder.

With so many different stories, Trucker Ghost Stories moves beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice any ghost story reader...and anyone who's ever wondered....

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Ghost Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)

Everyman's Library
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A new anthology of classic ghost stories—the second volume in the beautiful and collectible Pocket Classics format.

The chilling classic stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. Revenge comes from beyond the grave in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Body-Snatcher,” while visions of the dead come between the living in Henry James’s “The Friends of the Friends.” P. G. Wodehouse gives us a farcical take on the haunted house in “Honeysuckle Cottage,” and in L. P. Hartley’s “W.S.,” a writer is fatally stalked by his own aggrieved creation.

Here are ghosts of every stripe and intent in stories from writers as varied as Elizabeth Bowen and Jorge Luis Borges, Eudora Welty and Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury and Edith Wharton, among others. In the hands of these masters, the ghost story ranges far beyond mere horror to encompass comedy and tragedy, pathos and drama, and even a touch of poetry.
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Great American Ghost Stories: Lyons Press Classics

Lyons Press
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A ghoulish collection of true American classics

  • From North to South, coast-to-coast, and legendary to forgotten classics
  • Lyons Press American Classics deliver stories rooted in their time, place, and topic
  • Distinct series design for impulse- and collect-them-all sales

With frightening stories from Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Harriett Beecher Stowe, O. Henry, Willa Cather, and long forgotten yet terrifying authors, this ghostly collection of Lyons Press American Classics delivers the ghastly, horrifying, and otherwise haunting tales we love to read about—all from our deep history and in a book that makes a great gift as part of Lyons Press’s outstanding Americana library.
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