Summary Book Review Chasing Ghosts by Marc Hartzman:
Download or read book Chasing Ghosts written by Marc Hartzman and published by Quirk Books. This book was released on 2021-09-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Chasing Ghosts written by Jack Terry and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-07-19 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When is a chance meeting not chance? How many coincidences have to happen before the pattern emerges? And who do we turn to when the patterns of our lives need to be changed?â€œChasing Ghostsâ€ tells the story of Kyle Stevenson, a man held hostage by his past so much so that he loses himself in time. A not so chance meeting in a bar with a woman so mysterious he wonâ€™t learn her true identity until after it no longer matters sets his life on a path to finally tie his past and present together and release him for the future.But he is not the only one on this journey. Everyone whose lives he touches finds themselves facing the decisions they have made in the past and the choices they are making in the present, and all of them ultimately must face the same questions: Why do they run? What about the people they love? Who is going to love them now that they are gone?
Summary Book Review Chasing Ghosts by John E. Mueller:
Download or read book Chasing Ghosts written by John E. Mueller and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Mueller and Mark Stewart expose here the ill-founded paranoia that has allowed the US national security state to both feed at the public trough and undermine America's civil liberties tradition.
Summary Book Review Chasing Ghosts by John Joseph Tierney:
Download or read book Chasing Ghosts written by John Joseph Tierney and published by Potomac Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2006 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Important military lessons for fighting today's insurgency in Iraq
Summary Book Review Chasing Ghosts by Louise DeSalvo:
Download or read book Chasing Ghosts written by Louise DeSalvo and published by Fordham University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When literary biographer and memoirist Louise DeSalvo embarked upon a journey to learn why her father came home from World War II a changed man, she didn’t realize her quest would take ten years, and that it would yield more revelations about the man—and herself—and the effect of his military service upon their family than she’d ever imagined. During his last years, as he told her about his life, DeSalvo began to understand that her obsession with war novels and military history wasn’t merely academic but rooted in her desire to understand this complex father whom she both adored and reviled because of his mistreatment of her. Although she at first believes she wants to uncover his story, the story of a man who was no hero but who was nonetheless adversely affected by the his military service, she learns that what she really wants is to recover the man that he was before he went away. As DeSalvo and her father uncover his past piece-by-piece, bit-by-bit, she learns about the dreams of a working-class man who entered the military in the late 1930s during peacetime to better himself, a man who wanted to become a pilot. She learns about what it was like for him to participate in war games in the Pacific prior to the war, and its devastating toll. She learns about what it was like for her parents to fall in love, set up house, marry, and have children during this cataclysmic time. And as the pieces of her father’s life fall into place as works to piece together the puzzle of everything she’s learned about this time, she finds herself finally able to understand him. Chasing Ghosts is an original contribution to the understanding of working-class World War II veterans who did not conventionally distinguish themselves through “heroic” actions and whose lives were not until recently considered worthy of historical or cultural attention. It personalizes the history of those sailors who served in the Navy aboard aircraft carriers and on islands in the Pacific prior to, and during World War II and contributes to the current vital conversation about the often-unrecognized effects of war and its traumas upon those men and their families. It reveals the lifelong devastating consequences of military service on those men and women who fell in love, married, and set up house. And it reveals the complexity of what it is like to be the daughter of a father who has gone to war.
Summary Book Review Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style by Brad Klinge:
Download or read book Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style written by Brad Klinge and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-09-27 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part high-adventure tale, part autobiography, this page-turner recounts the eerie experiences that convinced brothers Brad and Barry Klinge, founders of Everyday Paranormal and stars of the TV series Ghost Lab on Discovery Channel, that ghosts really do walk among us Brad and Barry Klinge have been investigating paranormal occurrences for the last twenty years, and in Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style, they divulge some of their most exciting ghost encounters and analyze the science behind their paranormal hunts. Each chapter of this fascinating book focuses on the Klinge brothers' investigations into the creepiest of places, and explains how they have been able to capture both audio and video of paranormal occurrences using their high tech tools, and a healthy dose of common sense. Even when faced with mysterious slamming doors and haunting pleas for help, these brothers never shy away from a bone-chilling encounter or another chance to investigate a centuries-old haunting. Whether they are simply looking for a frightening ghost story or are more interested in the science behind ghost hunting, readers will not be able to put this gripping book down. In fact, they may even be inspired to take up ghosthunting themselves.
Summary Book Review Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition by Chris Gore:
Download or read book Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition written by Chris Gore and published by Watson-Guptill. This book was released on 2010-05-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The guerrilla guide to marketing and selling an indie film. Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde. Use Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide to help your indie film stand out! Entertainment Weekly loves Gore’s book, calling it a “treatise on schmoozing, bullying, and otherwise weaseling one’s way into the cinematic madness known as film festivals.” The newly revised and updated fourth edition includes full listings for more than 1,000 film festivals, with complete tips and contact information, plus in-depth analysis of the Big Ten festivals. With detailed, fresh how-tos for marketing, distributing, and selling a film and using websites to build buzz, plus interviews with top festival filmmakers, step-by-steps on what to do after your film gets accepted, and explanations of how to distribute a film, Chris Gore’s guide tells filmmakers exactly how to become a player in the indie world. Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide includes access to Chris Gore’s online database with complete listings for more than 1,000 festivals—find the best for indie, documentary, short, student, digital, and animation!
Summary Book Review Popular Ghosts by Maria del Pilar Blanco:
Download or read book Popular Ghosts written by Maria del Pilar Blanco and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Located in the ambivalent realm between life and death, ghosts have always inspired cultural fascination as well as theoretical consideration.
Summary Book Review Ghosts and Skeletons by Erin E. MacDonald:
Download or read book Ghosts and Skeletons written by Erin E. MacDonald and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 9 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author examines Ian Rankin’s use of the gothic convention of the ghost in Black and Blue, Dead Souls, Set in Darkness, and “The Very Last Drop.” In these works, ghosts and skeletons are used as metaphors for Detective Inspector John Rebus’s guilt over past mistakes and for the dark past of his home city, Edinburgh. This article originally appeared in Clues: A Journal of Detection, Volume 30, Issue 2.
Summary Book Review America's Dirty Wars by Russell Crandall:
Download or read book America's Dirty Wars written by Russell Crandall and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-28 with total page 599 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the long, complex experience of American involvement in irregular warfare. It begins with the American Revolution in 1776 and chronicles big and small irregular wars for the next two and a half centuries. What is readily apparent in dirty wars is that failure is painfully tangible while success is often amorphous. Successfully fighting these wars often entails striking a critical balance between military victory and politics. America's status as a democracy only serves to make fighting - and, to a greater degree, winning - these irregular wars even harder. Rather than futilely insisting that Americans should not or cannot fight this kind of irregular war, Russell Crandall argues that we would be better served by considering how we can do so as cleanly and effectively as possible.
Summary Book Review More Ghosts in the Valley by Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey:
Download or read book More Ghosts in the Valley written by Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-10-19 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mistress of the macabre chronicles her 40 years as a psychic investigator. These new stories will undoubtedly delight another generation of readers and continue to cast a bewitching spell.
Summary Book Review Ghosts and Gifts by Erin Hayes:
Download or read book Ghosts and Gifts written by Erin Hayes and published by Erin Hayes. This book was released on with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lita didn't expect to inherit trouble when her uncle died. As someone who can talk to ghosts, Lita’s always been more comfortable around the dead than the living. That's especially true with her estranged father, who cares more about building his business empire than her. Then her eccentric Uncle Neptune died, leaving behind an aquarium that Lita’s dad wants for himself. The only problem: Neptune left it to someone else. Now Lita’s dad wants her to help him to get it back. But her uncle’s friends are so…strange. It seems like everyone has their secrets, including her father. And he will stop at nothing to fulfill an ancient conspiracy to take over the world. And Lita may be the only one who can stop it. *** Originally published as How to Talk to Ghosts.
Summary Book Review A Pac-Man Perspective on Organisational Change by Petter Ogland:
Download or read book A Pac-Man Perspective on Organisational Change written by Petter Ogland and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-03-23 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Living theory is a way of making use of personal accounts of experienced practice. As the Pac-Man perspective on organisational change helps the change agent articulate the personal values he is committed to and how these values may be resisted in practice, living theory is useful for developing knowledge that has a practical impact on self-improvement and social change, but it is also a type of theory that is difficult to publish in academic outlets. As a consequence of this, publishing Pac-Man living-theory research becomes a Pac-Man game in itself, with the journal editors as one of the four adversary gatekeepers, but it is a rewarding game for those who want to contribute both theoretically and practically on how to make the world a better place.
Summary Book Review Ghost Channels by Amy Lawrence:
Download or read book Ghost Channels written by Amy Lawrence and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through American history, often in times of crisis, there have been periodic outbreaks of obsession with the paranormal. Between 2004 and 2019, over six dozen documentary-style series dealing with paranormal subject matter premiered on television in the United States. Combining the stylistic traits of horror with earnest accounts of what are claimed to be actual events, “paranormal reality” incorporates subject matter formerly characterized as occult or supernatural into the established category of reality TV. Despite the high number of programs and their evident popularity, paranormal reality television has to date received little critical attention. Ghost Channels: Paranormal Reality Television and the Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America provides an overview of the paranormal reality television genre, its development, and its place in television history. Conducting in-depth analyses of over thirty paranormal television series, including such shows as Ghost Hunters, Celebrity Ghost Stories, and Long Island Medium, author Amy Lawrence suggests these programs reveal much about Americans’ contemporary fears. Through her close readings, Lawrence asks, “What are these shows trying to tell us?” and “What do they communicate about contemporary culture if we take them seriously and watch them closely?” Ridiculed by nearly everyone, paranormal reality TV shows—with their psychics, ghost hunters, and haunted houses—provide unique insights into contemporary American culture. Half-horror, half-documentary realism, these shows expose deep-seated questions about class, race, gender, the value of technology, the failure of institutions, and what it means to be American in the twenty-first century.
Summary Book Review Ghost Criminology by Michael Fiddler:
Download or read book Ghost Criminology written by Michael Fiddler and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2022-01-18 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Bringing together prominent early contributions from this emergent perspective, the volume traces the origins, theory and methodology of a nascent ghost criminology. From the powers of exorcism and erasure marshaled by state agents, street-level struggles over memorialization and memory, to the lingering violence of crime scenes and the ghostly traces of outlaw artists, Ghost Criminology is a book attuned to that which is well-theorized in other disciplines-the spectral, hauntological, apparitional. Each of the writers assembled here shares, as Mark Fisher (2017) put it, a fascination for the outside, "that which lies beyond standard perception, cognition and experience." As such, this collection uses cutting-edge social and cultural theory to tangle with some of criminology's most stubborn revenants-the politics of criminalization, the commodification of crime and violence, the haunting power of the image, as well as the unheard and disregarded cries of the dead"--
Summary Book Review The Writer's Idea Thesaurus by Fred White:
Download or read book The Writer's Idea Thesaurus written by Fred White and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-09-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference. Author and award-winning writing instructor Fred White shows you how to build out and customize these ideas to create unique plots that reflect your personal storytelling sensibilities, making The Writer's Idea Thesaurus an invaluable tool for generating creative ideas and vanquishing writer's block--for good. Inside you'll find: • 2,000 unique and dynamic story ideas perfect for novels and short stories of any genre or writing style • Twenty major idea categories, such as The Invasion of X, The Transformation of X into Y, Escape from X, The Curse of X, and more • Multiple situations that further refine the major categories, such as The Creation of Artificial Life, The Descent Into Madness, Love in the Workplace, The Journey to a Forgotten Realm, and more • Invaluable advice on how to customize each idea. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus is an interactive story generator that opens the door to thousands of new story arcs and plotlines.
Summary Book Review The Remote Country of Women by Hua Bai:
Download or read book The Remote Country of Women written by Hua Bai and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1994-07-01 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In altering chapers, the novel tells the stories of Sunamei, a young woman from a rural matriarchal community, and Lian Rui, a self-absorbed man who is also weary witness to the Cultural Revolution. Through his two protagonists, the author addresses themes of the repression and freedon of sexuality, the brutality of modernity, and the fluidity of gender roles as the novel moves hypnotically and inevitably toward a collision between two worlds.