Monday, March 7, 2022

Chasing Ghosts by Marc Hartzman

Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural by Marc Hartzman is a well researched, profusely illustrated deep dive into the world of the paranormal. While not part of the book's official description (below), I'm happy to report that Houdini and Margery are both well represented.

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. 

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