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A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters

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Publisher Comments:

Peter Aykroyd spent his childhood watching his familys parlor séances through the crack of a basement door. Here, for the first time, Aykroyd tells the strange and delightful story that inspired his son, Dan, to make the mega-hit, Ghostbusters. Part history, part family legend, A History of Ghosts starts in 1848 in upstate New York, where the spiritualist craze first began. Aykroyd introduces the reader to notable mediums while telling the story of the development of spiritualism, interweaving a personal history marked by a fascination with ghosts and spirits with the larger narrative about the role the paranormal has played in our culture. Such legendary figures as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini appear and vanish.
Everyone loves a good ghost story. Successful TV shows such as Medium and Ghost Hunters are proof that our national obsession with ghosts is here to stay. Millions of Americans believe in the paranormal—and even skeptics have heard a bump in the night and suspected it might be something supernatural.

Synopsis:

The father of "Ghostbusters" star Dan Aykroyd shares the blockbuster movie's real-life inspiration: his own family's colorful history and experiences with the paranormal. color photo insert.

About the Author

PETER AYKROYD is a retired Government of Canada Senior Executive. He is the author of two previous books, The Anniversary Compulsion and A Sense of Place. He lives on a plot of land 20 miles north of Kingston, Ontario, that has been in the family for 180 years.
ANGELA NARTH is a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction with seven books currently in print. She lives on the banks of the mighty Red River a few minutes south of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605298757
Author:
Aykroyd, Peter H.
Publisher:
Rodale Press
With:
Narth, Angela
Introduction:
Aykroyd, Dan
Foreword by:
Aykroyd, Dan
Foreword:
Aykroyd, Dan
Author:
Aykroyd, Peter
Author:
Narth, Angela
Author:
Aykroyd, Dan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spiritualism -- History.
Subject:
Ghosts -- History.
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Spiritualism - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8 pp color insert
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.45 x 5.9 x 1 in

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