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Ghostland : an American history in haunted places / Colin Dickey.

Dickey, Colin, author. (Author).
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  • 8 of 23 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 133.109 DIC (Text) 37521530786369 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 11/01/2016
Benton County Public Library - Fowler 133.1 DIC (Text) 34044000904308 ADULT NONFICTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Eastern Branch 133.1 DIC (Text) 36804000242829 NONFICTION Available -
Clinton Public Library - Clinton 133.1097 DIC (Text) 36806002066304 NEW ITEMS Checked out 11/04/2016
Jay County Public Library - Portland 133.1 D551 (Text) 76383000444714 Adult New Shelf, NF Checked out 11/04/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 133.1097 DIC (Text) 39391006774432 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/07/2016
Koontz Lake Branch Library 133.1097 DIC (Text) 30141019996996 SP LEASE In process -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange 133.1 DIC (Text) 30477100979966 Adult: New Checked out 11/03/2016
Ligonier Public Library - Ligonier 133.1 D (Text) 73571200127894 Main Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale 133.1 DIC (Text) 70743000156912 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 11/08/2016
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  • ISBN: 9781101980194
  • Physical Description: xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Unhomely: houses, mansions -- The Secret Staircase (Salem, MA) -- Shifting Ground (St. Francisville, LA) -- The Endless House (San Jose, CA) -- The Rathole Revelation (Georgetown, NY, and Bull Valley, IL) -- The Family That Would Not Live (St. Louis, MO) -- After Hours : bars, restaurants, hotels, brothels -- A Devilish Place (Richmond, VA) -- Baby (Reno, NV) -- Passing Through (Los Angeles, CA) Civic-Minded Spirits: prisons and asylums, graveyards and cemeteries, a park -- Melancholy Contemplation (Moundsville, WV) -- The Stain (Danvers, MA, and Athens, OH) -- Awaiting the Devil's Coming (Charleston, SC, and Douglas County, KS) -- Our Illustrious Dead (Shiloh, TN) -- The Wind Through Cathedral Park (Portland, OR) -- Useless Memory: cities and towns -- The Wet Grave (New Orleans, LA) -- Among the Ruins (Detroit, MI) -- Hillsdale, USA -- Epilogue -- Ghosts of a New Machine (Allendale, CA).
Summary, etc.: Dickey, piqued by a house hunt in LA that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie houses", embarks on a journey across the continential United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living -- how do we deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes are made to those facts and why, Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone and crimes left unsolved. -- from dust jacket.
Subject: Haunted places > United States.
Ghosts > United States.

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