Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places
“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories…absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.” —The New York Times Book Review
With boundless curiosity, Colin Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living, how do we, the living, deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed, for whatever reason, haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story but also to the ways in which changes to those facts are made, and why those changes are made, Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of the things left undone, crimes left unsolved.
By Colin Dickey, Published by Penguin Books, 2017, 336 pages, softcover.