Gap Year in Ghost Town

Download or Read eBook Gap Year in Ghost Town PDF written by Michael Pryor and published by Allen & Unwin. This book was released on 2017-07-26 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Gap Year in Ghost Town

Book Synopsis Gap Year in Ghost Town by : Michael Pryor

Let's get this straight - ghosts are everywhere. And they're dangerous. This is why my family has hunted them for hundreds of years. The Marin family run a two-man operation in inner-city Melbourne. Anton has the ghost-sight, but his father does not. Theirs is a gentle approach to ghost hunting. Rani Cross, combat-skilled ghost hunter from the Company of the Righteous, is all about the slashing. Anton and Rani don't see eye to eye - but with a massive spike in violent ghost manifestations, they must find a way to work together. And what with all the blindingly terrifying brushes with death, Anton must use his gap year to decide if he really wants in on the whole ghost-hunting biz . . . Gap Year in Ghost Town is smart, funny and scary - with extra action and attitude. 'FILLED WITH GHOSTLY INTRIGUE AND DELIGHTFUL CHARACTERS, MICHAEL PRYOR'S LATEST NOVEL IS PURE ENTERTAINMENT.' Books + Publishing

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  • Publisher – Allen & Unwin
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781760638894
  • ISBN-13 – 1760638897

Ghost Towns of the West

Download or Read eBook Ghost Towns of the West PDF written by Philip Varney and published by Quarto Publishing Group USA. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Ghost Towns of the West

Book Synopsis Ghost Towns of the West by : Philip Varney

Ghosts Towns of the West is filled with photographs, maps, history, and detailed directions to find the best ghost towns to linger in the wake of the Old West. Ghost Towns of the West blazes a trail through the dusty crossroads and mossy cemeteries of the American West, including one-time boomtowns in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The book reveals the little-known stories of long-dead soldiers, indigenous peoples, settlers, farmers, and miners. Perfect for planning a road trip, each section covers a geographic area and town entries are arranged by location to make this the most user-friendly book on ghost towns west of the Mississippi. Most ghost towns are within a short drive of major cities out West, and they make excellent day trip excursions. If you happen to be in or near Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, or El Paso, for example, you ought to veer towards the nearest ghost town. Western ghost towns can also easily be visited during jaunts to national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Glacier, Yellowstone, and many others throughout the West. Ghost Towns of the West is a comprehensive guide to former boomtowns of the American West, covering ghost towns in eleven states from Washington to New Mexico, and from California to Montana. This book has everything you need to learn about, visit, and explore a modern remnant of how life used to be on the western range.

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  • Publisher – Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Total Pages – 339
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780760357682
  • ISBN-13 – 0760357684

Dogtown

Download or Read eBook Dogtown PDF written by Elyssa East and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Dogtown

Book Synopsis Dogtown by : Elyssa East

The area known as Dogtown -- an isolated colonial ruin and surrounding 3,000-acre woodland in storied seaside Gloucester, Massachusetts -- has long exerted a powerful influence over artists, writers, eccentrics, and nature lovers. But its history is also woven through with tales of witches, supernatural sightings, pirates, former slaves, drifters, and the many dogs Revolutionary War widows kept for protection and for which the area was named. In 1984, a brutal murder took place there: a mentally disturbed local outcast crushed the skull of a beloved schoolteacher as she walked in the woods. Dogtown's peculiar atmosphere -- it is strewn with giant boulders and has been compared to Stonehenge -- and eerie past deepened the pall of this horrific event that continues to haunt Gloucester even today. In alternating chapters, Elyssa East interlaces the story of this grisly murder with the strange, dark history of this wilderness ghost town and explores the possibility that certain landscapes wield their own unique power. East knew nothing of Dogtown's bizarre past when she first became interested in the area. As an art student in the early 1990s, she fell in love with the celebrated Modernist painter Marsden Hartley's stark and arresting Dogtown landscapes. She also learned that in the 1930s, Dogtown saved Hartley from a paralyzing depression. Years later, struggling in her own life, East set out to find the mysterious setting that had changed Hartley's life, hoping that she too would find solace and renewal in Dogtown's odd beauty. Instead, she discovered a landscape steeped in intrigue and a community deeply ambivalent about the place: while many residents declare their passion for this profoundly affecting landscape, others avoid it out of a sense of foreboding. Throughout this richly braided first-person narrative, East brings Dogtown's enigmatic past to life. Losses sustained during the American Revolution dealt this once thriving community its final blow. Destitute war widows and former slaves took up shelter in its decaying homes until 1839, when the last inhabitant was taken to the poorhouse. He died seven days later. Dogtown has remained abandoned ever since, but continues to occupy many people's imaginations. In addition to Marsden Hartley, it inspired a Bible-thumping millionaire who carved the region's rocks with words to live by; the innovative and influential postmodernist poet Charles Olson, who based much of his epic Maximus Poems on Dogtown; an idiosyncratic octogenarian who vigilantly patrols the land to this day; and a murderer who claimed that the spirit of the woods called out to him. In luminous, insightful prose, Dogtown takes the reader into an unforgettable place brimming with tragedy, eccentricity, and fascinating lore, and examines the idea that some places can inspire both good and evil, poetry and murder.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 304
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781416587187
  • ISBN-13 – 1416587187

Ghost Town

Download or Read eBook Ghost Town PDF written by Phoebe Rivers and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Ghost Town

Book Synopsis Ghost Town by : Phoebe Rivers

Twelve-year-old psychic Sara Collins' life is turned upside down when she and her father move to an old shore town in New Jersey, and Sara discovers the town has a lot of history because ghosts want to tell her all about it.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 164
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781442440388
  • ISBN-13 – 1442440384

Ghost Town

Download or Read eBook Ghost Town PDF written by Jason Hawes and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-09 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Ghost Town

Book Synopsis Ghost Town by : Jason Hawes

From the stars of the SyFy network’s popular show Ghost Hunters, the second novel in a new spine-tingling supernatural series. WELCOME TO EXETER, THE “MOST HAUNTED TOWN IN AMERICA,” thanks to a deadly flood that unleashed an army of ghosts decades ago. And when ghost trackers Amber, Drew, and Trevor attend a conference during Exeter’s spookiest week of the year, the ghouls grow restless. First, an innocent bookstore worker is mysteriously killed, setting off a string of strange deaths that point to a shadowy spirit known as the Dark Lady. With a paranormal revolution ensuing, the team must stop the twisted bloodbath. But a past horror involving the death of a former teammate has them spinning faster than a specter in a storm, especially when they learn that it’s his ghost who awakened the Dark Lady. Now, with their lives on the line and the entire town at stake, the three must decide whether to trust the spirit of their old friend or to finally put a stake through his heart.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 309
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781451613841
  • ISBN-13 – 1451613849