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Ghosts Of The Quad Cities

Author : Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781467141062
Genre : History
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Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline's Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents--the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport's City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf's Central Avenue. At Igor's Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant midwestern community.
Category: History

Ghosts Of The Quad Cities

Author : Michael McCarty
ISBN : 1540240525
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Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline's Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents--the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport's City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf's Central Avenue. At Igor's Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant midwestern community.
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Eerie Quad Cities

Author : Michael McCarty & John Brassard Jr.
ISBN : 9781467147477
Genre : History
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Like the mighty Mississippi River that cleaves the Quad Cities, the region's history can trap the unwary in some unexpected eddies. Peer through the fog of the past to catch a glimpse of the Tinsmith Ghost of Rock Island or the river serpent with a price on its head. Get the back story on the Banshee of Brady Street, read the 1869 report on a Bigfoot sighting near East Davenport and run the numbers on local UFO activity. From phantom footsteps in the Renwick Mansion to a mausoleum heist in Chippiannock Cemetery, Michael McCarty and John Brassard Jr. trace a path through the shadowy heritage of the Quad Cities.
Category: History

Chasing Ghosts

Author : Barbara Richard
ISBN : 9781425189044
Genre : Fiction
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About the Book Chasing Ghosts addresses an unanswered question left by the completion of Dancing on His Grave and Walking Wounded. What was in Ed Fiske's background that produced such a monster? Genealogy research by his daughters, on which this book is based, found several generations of a family that exploited and flaunted the law and social norms. Plagued by illiteracy, all of Ed’s mother’s siblings except her had prison or arrest records. Included in the family history are murder, robbery, prostitution, adultery and incest. Ed’s relationship with his father was fraught with violence. With his mother, it appears to be a classic case of the Oedipus complex. When she thwarted his possessive will and chose his father over him, she became the first female target of his unbridled, explosive rage, and she didn’t survive. Chasing Ghosts is laced with history and fascinating descriptions of life in the American Midwest during late 1880s and early 1900s. Horse trading--and horse stealing-- prison conditions in both the U.S and Canada, Victorian-era treatment for gunshot wounds, attitudes toward education, rail and river travel, devastating Midwest winters, homesteading and westward expansion, and many other little-discussed historical facts are skillfully woven into the fabric of the story.
Category: Fiction

The Big Book Of Texas Ghost Stories

Author : Alan Brown
ISBN : 9781493043958
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Lone Star State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Alan Brown shines a light in the dark corners of Texas and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From tales of haunted hotels like the Von Minden and The Beckham, to a creek where a woman’s screams can still be heard to this day, and the shadowy figures still stalking the Alamo, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Vaudeville On The Diamond

Author : David M. Sutera
ISBN : 9780810891784
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From 1993 to 2010, minor league baseball has, in aggregate, shown a steady increase in attendance, reaching as high as nearly fifty-two million spectators in 2008. With all the high tech, live streaming, fast-paced entertainment now available to modern consumers, what is it about minor league baseball that still holds appeal with today’s audiences? In Vaudeville on the Diamond, David Sutera takes a close look at how minor league baseball has survived and thrived in today’s competitive world of entertainment. He argues that the key to survival lies in the creation of on-and-off field attractions which invoke the traditions of vaudeville with their unique and quirky forms of spectacle. From Star Wars theme nights to monkeys riding border collies, teams have created a multifaceted form of entertainment that includes and goes well beyond the game of baseball itself. Throughout the book, Sutera shares his own travels to several minor league stadiums across the U.S., including rich participant observation and interviews with the fans themselves. A light-hearted and engaging look at minor league baseball, Vaudeville on the Diamond will appeal to all fans of baseball and minor league sports.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Paladin S Trial

Author : Michael Boatman
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When a moon-sized alien artifact enters our solar system, humankind finally learns that we are not alone in the universe. When a wave of homicidal madness engulfs the planet, however, the human race is rapidly overwhelmed. As the madness known as the Red Wake threatens to topple civilization, monstrous armies appear in every city; inhuman creatures that stalk and slay as they lay claim to Earth’s most important resource: the human race. In New York City, a man shattered by grief learns a terrible secret. Now Alan Whitmore must lead a band of survivors in a quest to find an even deadlier intruder, the one being that may possess the key to humanity’s salvation. Can humanity survive in a world transformed by terror, and battered by forces beyond mortal comprehension?
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The Ghosts Of Hero Street

Author : Carlos Harrison
ISBN : 9781101593035
Genre : History
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They came from one street in Silvis, Illinois, but death found them in many places . . . . . .in a distant jungle, a frozen forest, and trapped in the flaming wreckage of a bomber blown from the sky. One died going over a fence during the greatest paratrooper assault in history. Another fell in the biggest battle of World War II. Yet another, riddled with bullets in an audacious act of heroism during a decisive onslaught a world, and a war, away. All came from a single street in a railroad town called Silvis, Illinois, a tiny stretch of dirt barely a block-and-a-half long, with an unparalleled history. The twenty-two Mexican-American families who lived on that one street sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea—more than any other place that size anywhere in the country. Eight of those children died. It’s a distinction recognized by the Department of Defense, and it earned that rutted, unpaved strip a distinguished name. Today it’s known as Hero Street. This is the story of those brave men and their families, how they fought both in battle and to be accepted in an American society that remained biased against them even after they returned home as heroes. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers who served alongside the men, as well as personal letters and photographs, The Ghosts of Hero Street is the compelling and inspiring account of a street of soldiers—and men—who would not be denied their dignity or their honor.
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Radio Psychics

Author : John Benedict Buescher
ISBN : 9781476642352
Genre : Performing Arts
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When radio broadcasting began in the early 1920s, the radio was a magic box aglow with the future, drawing humanity into a new age. Some thought it would dissolve the distance between time and place, others that human minds would become transparent, one tuned to another. Performers claiming psychic powers turned radio broadcasting into a fabulous money machine. These "mentalists," born from vaudeville, circuses, sideshows, and the Spiritualist and New Thought movements of the mid-late 19th century, used the language of wireless technology to explain their ability to see the past, present, and future. Casting their mystical knowledge as a scientifically honed craft, these mentalists persuaded millions to pay for dubious advice until governmental and public pressures forced them off the air. This book is a history of over 25 performers who practiced their art behind studio microphones during the early years of radio broadcasting, from about 1920 to 1940. Here, laid out for the first time, is the tale of how they made cash rain from the heavens and harnessed the sensation of the radio in search of wealth, health, love, and success.
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Eerie Quad Cities

Author : Michael McCarty
ISBN : 1540249026
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Like the mighty Mississippi River that cleaves the Quad Cities, the region's history can trap the unwary in some unexpected eddies. Peer through the fog of the past to catch a glimpse of the Tinsmith Ghost of Rock Island or the river serpent with a price on its head. Get the back story on the Banshee of Brady Street, read the 1869 report on a Bigfoot sighting near East Davenport and run the numbers on local UFO activity. From phantom footsteps in the Renwick Mansion to a mausoleum heist in Chippiannock Cemetery, Michael McCarty and John Brassard Jr. trace a path through the shadowy heritage of the Quad Cities.
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Vibe

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Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.
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Defending A Ghost

Author : John Paul Derryberry
ISBN : 9781365347580
Genre : Self-Help
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A young teen's prefect world is forever changed. John Paul Derryberry at age 14 faces life without his father. He struggles to piece together how to move on and attempts to hide the fact that he is falling apart from his friends. John struggles to stay connected to his broken family and not stand out as an awkward teenager. He reaches the point where he doesn't recognize the young man looking back at him in the mirror. The only motivation keeping John going is his attempt to keep a promise to his father and a best friend who shares in his pain.
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Powder Ghost Towns

Author : Peter Bronski
ISBN : 0899975186
Genre : Travel
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In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Southern California S Best Ghost Towns

Author : Philip Varney
ISBN : 0806126086
Genre : Travel
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The ghost towns of Southern California-some dramatic and nearly intact, others devastated-are well worth visiting. Most are remnants of once-colorful mining towns, though there are also railroad towns, a World War II relocation center, a promoter's swindle, and a failed socialist colony. Some excellent attractions remain. One of the best-preserved stamp mills in the West is in Skidoo. Smelters, homes, stores, and the remarkable wooden American Hotel can be found in Cerro Gordo, which the author calls "California's best true ghost town." Seasoned back-roads traveler Philip Varney, who has visited nearly a hundred ghost towns in the area, provides a down-to-earth and helpful guide to more than sixty of the best in Southern California and nearby Inyo and Kern counties. He defines a ghost town as a town with a population markedly decreased from its peak, one whose initial reason for settlement no longer keeps people there. It can be completely deserted, have a resident or two, or retain genuine signs of vitality, but Varney has eliminated those towns he considers either too populated or too empty of significant remains. The sites are grouped in four chapters in Inyo County, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert and Kern River, and the regions surrounding Los Angeles and San Diego. Each chapter provides a map of the region, a ranking of sites as "major," "secondary," and "minor," information on road conditions, trip suggestions, and tips on the use of particular topographic maps for readers interested in more detailed exploration. Each entry includes directions to a town, a brief history of that town, and notes on its special points of interest. Current photographs provide a valuable record of the sometimes fragile sites. Southern California's Best Ghost Towns will be welcomed both by those who enjoy traveling off the beaten path and by those who enjoy the history of the American West.
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The Ghost Ship Citizens

Author : Dani Waldburger
ISBN : 9781477280898
Genre : Fiction
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Those who love both Nature and Technology and are looking for an extraordinary but still believable Adventure, will be attracted by this book. Many people believe that very special events do only occur far away. This is so because we are not really aware of our environment and the forces that dwell in it. Be ready to open your eyes and change your mind and you will see that different realities converge here, very close to us! Maybe you cannot see them at the first glance. But, eventually, fate will make them cross your way. If this happens, the world won't be the same for you any longer. Have the courage to join Master Engineer Carrás and his Specialists Team on this fantastic experience! Preview: In the 24th century we were used to consider any possible threat to our planet as coming from space, very likely from one of those terrorist groups from far-away worlds that did not accept the spreading of the Human culture. The idea that we may have a potential enemy in our own planet had not crossed the minds of the generals at the Pentagon, until Major Jenkins detected a huge object advancing in the depths of the Indic Ocean during a routine Navy drill. Soon, another encounter of similar kind, but in the air, will show us that our homeland security is unable to assess the presence of other beings who are apparently sharing our pretty planet. Master Engineer Carrás, Technical Director of the EACS Aerospace Consortium in Getafe, and his collaborators, have been involved in a search mission under the supervision of the pretty Elke Zimmermann, a high Government representative who insists on the peaceful nature of their task. What the Carrás people cannot tell Ms Zimmermann is that they have found a mole in their organization.
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A Ghost At The Door

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781471111549
Genre : Fiction
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'Tell me about your father.' Five short, razor-edged words that rip the world of Harry Jones to pieces. He barely knew his father Johnnie and hated what little he did know, yet no man is able to escape the shadows of the past. Harry has already lost almost everything - his seat in parliament, his reputation, his fortune. There is little left apart from his love for the headstrong Jemma, and now he must risk losing her and even his own life to uncover the truth about his dead father. What starts as a gentle enquiry uncovers a trail of murder and guilt-ridden love that dates back to Johnnie's student days. Harry's search leads from a burning house in Bermuda to a graveyard in Greece, from the croquet lawns of his father's Oxford college to the altar of one of Wren's finest London churches. At every turn Harry discovers that the childhood world he thought he knew, was false, along with almost everyone in it. Only when he confronts his own death does he realize that all along he's been used as a pawn in a far larger game.
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How To Successfully Disappear Or Become A Ghost In United States The World

Author : Everett Borders
ISBN : 9781499037036
Genre : Education
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This is an informational dissemination & summations of specific knowledge. The writer of this book is conveying to the reader, the acquired knowledge to achieve a specific goal in conveyance. As in any knowledge of informational dissemination, its only purpose is to enlighten, inspire & further educate the reader. Any adverse cranial equations carried out by the reader however maniacal are not the responsibility of this writer. Reasons for writing this book is self explanatory as code, equations and schematics of information summations are located in the recesses of these bindings. This writer’s life long ambitions are to inspire, draw attention to & innovate, as pure unbridled knowledge has been the ultimate life long quest of this writer’s true essence. We are now are own elders, as we must forget about your own personal platitudes whereas sometimes the lights that shines twice as bright, burns half as long, as sometimes we all tend to shine ever so brightly.
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Riding With The Ghost

Author : Justin Taylor
ISBN : 9780593129302
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An unflinching memoir from a writer reckoning with his relationship with his troubled father and the complicated legacy that each generation hands down to the next “Justin Taylor’s relentless, peripatetic, and tender search for reconciliation with his late troubled father blooms into a full-throated song of joy about his own life lived through music, teaching, travel, and literature.”—Lauren Groff, author of Florida NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS When Justin Taylor was thirty, his father, Larry, drove to the top of the Nashville airport parking garage to take his own life. Thanks to the intervention of family members, he was not successful, but the incident forever transformed how Taylor thinks of his father, and how he thinks of himself as a son. Moving back and forth in time from that day, Riding with the Ghost captures the past’s power to shape, strengthen, and distort our visions of ourselves and one another. We see Larry as the middle child in a chilly Long Island family; as a beloved Little League coach who listens to kids with patience and curiosity; as an unemployed father struggling to keep his marriage together while battling long-term illness and depression. At the same time, Taylor explores how the work of confronting a family member’s story forces a reckoning with your own. We see Taylor as a teacher, modeling himself after his dad’s best qualities; as a caregiver, attempting to provide his father with emotional and financial support, but not always succeeding; as a new husband, with a dawning awareness of his own depressive tendencies. With raw intimacy, Riding with the Ghost lays bare the joys and burdens of loving a troubled family member. It’s a memoir about fathers and sons, teachers and students, faith and illness, and the pieces of our loved ones that we carry with us always.
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Take Your Pet Too 2000

Author : Heather MacLean Walters
ISBN : 0964891379
Genre : Pets
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Informative guide to pet-friendly resorts, fairs, parks, festivals and other vacation destinations in North America.
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