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Book Synopsis Ghosts of Manhattan (A Ghost Novel) by : George Mann
Download or read book Ghosts of Manhattan (A Ghost Novel) written by George Mann and published by Titan Books. This book was released on 2014-09-12 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1926, New York City. It's the roaring twenties but not as history remembers it. Coal-powered cars line the streets, while zeppelins and biplanes patrol the skies. The US is locked in a bitter cold war with a British Empire that still covers half the globe and the "Lost Generation" is drinking away the nightmares of the trenches. In Manhattan a run-down police force is losing the fight against a tide of powerful mobsters, and against one in particular: The Roman. His henchmen - not all of them human - stalk the streets, and the body count is rising. It's a time in need of a hero. It's a time in need of The Ghost.
Book Synopsis Ghosts of Manhattan by : Douglas Brunt
Download or read book Ghosts of Manhattan written by Douglas Brunt and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Delve into the world of high-stakes trading with this wry, comic debut about life on Wall Street and one man too hooked on the money to get outNeven as his career threatens to ruin his marriage and corrode his soul.
Download or read book Ghosts of War written by George Mann and published by Titan Books. This book was released on 2015-03-13 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York City is being plagued by a pack of ferocious brass raptors attacking people and carrying them away into the night. The originator of these skeleton-like creations is a deranged military scientist, who is also part of a plot to escalate the cold war with Britain into a full-blown conflict. He is building a weapon - a weapon that will fracture dimensional space and allow the monstrous creatures that live on the other side to spill through -and only the Ghost and his unlikely allies can stop him.
Book Synopsis Ghosts of Manhattan E Book by : George Mann
Download or read book Ghosts of Manhattan E Book written by George Mann and published by . This book was released on 2010-12-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently to established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just buried Queen Victoria, her life artificially preserved to the age of 107. Coal-powered cars roar along roads thick with pedestrians, biplanes take off from standing with primitive rocket boosters and monsters lurk behind closed doors and around every corner. This is a time in need of heroes. It is a time for The Ghost. A series of targeted murders are occurring all over the city, the victims found with ancient Roman coins placed on their eyelids after death. The trail appears to lead to a group of Italian-American gangsters and their boss, who the mobsters have dubbed 'The Roman'. However, as The Ghost soon discovers, there is more to The Roman than at first appears, and more bizarre happenings that he soon links to the man, including moss-golems posing as mobsters and a plot to bring an ancient pagan god into the physical world in a cavern beneath the city. As The Ghost draws nearer to The Roman and the centre of his dangerous web, he must battle with foes both physical and supernatural and call on help from the most unexpected of quarters if he is to stop The Roman and halt the imminent destruction of the city...
Download or read book The Means written by Douglas Brunt and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Part Primary Colors, part House of Cards, The Means takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide. Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Mason manages the White House with a personal touch that makes both friends and enemies. Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape. New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt's "savage" (Publishers Weekly) prose creates an incisive portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today"--
Book Synopsis Ghosts and Murders of Manhattan by : Elise Gainer
Download or read book Ghosts and Murders of Manhattan written by Elise Gainer and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-29 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the darker side of New York City history with this collection of stories and photos. Amid the bustle of the city’s ever-changing landscape, Manhattan’s past still whispers. At Fraunces Tavern, George Washington’s emotional farewell luncheon in 1783 echoes in the Long Room. Gertrude Tredwell’s ghost appears to visitors at the Merchant’s House Museum. Long since deceased, Olive Thomas shows herself to the men of the New Amsterdam Theatre, and Dorothy Parker still keeps her lunch appointment at the Algonquin Hotel. In other places, it is not the paranormal but the abnormal—violent acts by gangsters, bombers, and murderers that linger in the city’s memory. Some even believe that Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler hunted here. The historic images and true stories in Ghosts and Murders of Manhattan explores the people and events that shaped this city, and live in the shadows of its majestic skyline.
Book Synopsis Haunted Greenwich Village by : Tom Ogden
Download or read book Haunted Greenwich Village written by Tom Ogden and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tales of ghostly goings-on and otherworldly encounters in Greenwich Village Among New York City’s many treasures is Greenwich Village, a bohemian area filled with creativity and rebellion. Haunted Greenwich Village—a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings in Greenwich Village—will leave readers delightfully frightened. Meet a colorful cast of spirits and spectres, visit haunted hotels and houses, and experience the eerie and supernatural. Many of the locations are accessible to the public—and some are even open for overnight stays for the truly daring—including: Washington Square: This upper-class neighborhood is haunted bycelebrity apparitions, the spirits of those buried there, the ghosts of those executed at Hangman’s Elm—and even a phantom dog. Third Street: The spirit that haunts a block here sometimes parks his horse and carriage directly in front of NYU’s D’Agostino Residence Hall. This famous early American politician and his daughter, who disappeared at sea, have even disrupted a restaurant about four blocks away in the West Village.
Book Synopsis Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by : Seanan McGuire
Download or read book Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day written by Seanan McGuire and published by Tor.com. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline. But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day is a new standalone urban fantasy novella from New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Ghost Writers written by Sam Baltrusis and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-09-30 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writers have a reputation of being tortured souls languishing among the living. Does the unrest continue in the afterlife? Sam Baltrusis, author of Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore andLegends, revisits the haunts associated with America’s most beloved writers of ghost stories, including Edgar Allan Poe’s enduring legacy in New York City to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s indelible imprint at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. Armed with the ghost lore and legends associated with these unforgettable literary icons, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed.
Book Synopsis Nonstop Metropolis by : Rebecca Solnit
Download or read book Nonstop Metropolis written by Rebecca Solnit and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2016-10-19 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonstop Metropolis,Êthe culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of expertsÑfrom linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalistsÑamplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through ManhattanÕs playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York CityÕs unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past.ÊNonstop MetropolisÊallows us to excavate New YorkÕs buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more. Contributors:ÊSheerly Avni,ÊGaiutra Bahadur,ÊMarshall Berman,ÊJoe Boyd,ÊWill Butler,ÊGarnette Cadogan,ÊThomas J. Campanella,ÊDaniel Aldana Cohen,ÊTeju Cole,ÊJoel Dinerstein,ÊPaul La Farge,ÊFrancisco Goldman,ÊMargo Jefferson,ÊLucy R. Lippard,ÊBarry Lopez,ÊValeria Luiselli,ÊSuketu Mehta,ÊEmily Raboteau, Molly Roy, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts,ÊLuc Sante,ÊHeather Smith,ÊJonathan Tarleton,ÊAstra Taylor,ÊAlexandra T. Vazquez,ÊChristina Zanfagna Interviews with:ÊValerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz,ÊGrand Wizzard Theodore,ÊMelle Mel, RZA
Book Synopsis A Manhattan Ghost Story by : T. M. Wright
Download or read book A Manhattan Ghost Story written by T. M. Wright and published by TELOS. This book was released on 2006 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you see ghosts? Photographer Abner Cray arrives in Manhattan to begin work on an illustrated book of the city. However he finds that Art, the owner of the flat he is staying in, has gone missing, leaving behind a beguiling and sensuous young lady called Phyllis Pellaprat to whom he's instantly attracted. Soon Abner is deeply involved with Phyllis and is wholly unprepared for the revelation that Art is actually wanted for her murder - an event which took place some time earlier. When Phyllis disappears, Abner wanders the streets, and he sees what appear to be disaffected and strangly acting people everywhere - hailing taxis, selling puppies on street corners, pushing baby carriages, and he starts to suspect ... This classic novel was first published nearly twenty-five years ago: it's a hypnotic, spooky page-turner that is by turns a terrifying slide into madness and an effective love story. "T M Wright is a rare and blazing talent." Stephen King "Wright convincingly proves that he understands, as few do, how to give a scare without spilling blood all over the page." Publishers Weekly "T M Wright is the best ghost story writer alive today." American Fantasy Magazine
Download or read book Low Life written by Lucy Sante and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2016-03-08 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucy Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. Low Life voyages through Manhattan from four different directions. Part One examines the actual topography of Manhattan from 1840 to 1919; Part Two, the era's opportunities for vice and entertainment--theaters and saloons, opium and cocaine dens, gambling and prostitution; Part Three investigates the forces of law and order which did and didn't work to contain the illegalities; Part Four counterposes the city's tides of revolt and idealism against the city as it actually was. Low Life provides an arresting and entertaining view of what New York was actually like in its salad days. But it's more than simply a book about New York. It's one of the most provocative books about urban life ever written--an evocation of the mythology of the quintessential modern metropolis, which has much to say not only about New York's past but about the present and future of all cities.
Book Synopsis Ghosts of Manhattan by : Dr. Philip Schoenberg
Download or read book Ghosts of Manhattan written by Dr. Philip Schoenberg and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2009-09-30 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghosts abound in Manhattan, and with the aid of Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg's extensive guide, you can still hobnob with cultural icons such as Dorothy Parker and Sherwood Anderson or glimpse Harry Houdini's ghost, who is said to haunt the legendary McSorley's. Even the spirits of America's most illustrious leaders, such as George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt, are said to roam Manhattan. This compendium of haunted locales, based on Dr. Schoenberg's own Ghosts of New York Walking Tours, spans the island, from Alexander Hamilton's grave at Trinity Church to the White Horse Tavern, Dylan Thomas's favorite watering hole. Rediscover a city filled with the howls of long-dead slaves in the African Burial Ground and disembodied voices ringing through the Belasco Theatre. Brimming with ghost-hunting tips and spooky lore, this guide is guaranteed to raise hairs.
Download or read book Ghost Town written by Patrick McGrath and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-12-22 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three haunting and brilliant tales from the hand of master storyteller Patrick McGrath 'Sharp and haunting ... McGrath's prose is clean, lucid and utterly transfixing' Sunday Times 'Like a latter-day Edgar Allan Poe, McGrath probes the insanity and violence lurking beneath the skin of daily life' Financial Times A man is haunted by the memory of his mother with a rope round her neck. It is the American War of Independence, and having defied the British forces occupying New York she must pay for her revolutionary activities. But fifty years on her son harbours a festering guilt for his inadvertent part in her downfall. In thrusting nineteenth-century New York, a ruthless merchant's sensitive son is denied the love of his life through his father's prejudice against the immigrants flooding into the city - and madness and violence ensue. In the wake of 9/11, a Manhattan psychiatrist treats a favoured patient reeling from the destruction of the World Trade Center, but fails to detect the damage she herself has sustained. In this trio of stunning tales from a master storyteller, Patrick McGrath excavates the layers of New York's turbulent history.
Book Synopsis Manhattan ghost story by : Terrance Michael Wright
Download or read book Manhattan ghost story written by Terrance Michael Wright and published by . This book was released on 1991-10-01 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Ghosts of Manhattan by : Tara Leigh Parks
Download or read book Ghosts of Manhattan written by Tara Leigh Parks and published by Schiffer Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Manhattan beckons people from all over the world, including the dead. Read about the ghosts of struggling artists, musicians, and painters, including Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Tennessee Williams, and Edie Sedgwick-who still frequent the Chelsea Hotel. Meet a foul-mouthed old woman haunting First Avenue and the distressed, pacing ghost at Community Synagogue who wrings his hands. Cringe as Peter Stuyvesant's spirit shushes parishioners at Saint Mark's Church in the Bowery, his wooden leg reverberating ominous thuds through the halls! Seeghosts in flapper dresses and zoot suits, and listen to ghostly jazz in the West Village. Infamous histories of restless souls of Manhattan await you; be prepared to be scared!
Book Synopsis Ghosthunting New York City by : L'Aura Hladik
Download or read book Ghosthunting New York City written by L'Aura Hladik and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2011-01-19 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On this leg of the journey you'll explore the scariest spots in the Big Apple. Author L'Aura Hladik visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public-so you can test your own ghosthunting skills, if you dare. Join L'Aura as she visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and giving you a first-hand account. Enjoy Ghosthunting New York City from the safety of your armchair or hit the road, using the maps, ''Haunted Places''travel guide with 50 more spooky sites and ''Ghostly Resources.''Buckle up and get ready for the spookiest ride of your life.