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Ghostland - An American History in Haunted Places

Colin Dickey

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One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016 "A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing."-The New York Times Book Review An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places-and deep into the dark side of our history. Colin Dickey is on the trail of America's ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie homes," Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. Some have established reputations as "the most haunted mansion in America," or "the most haunted prison"; others, like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke memories from the past our collective nation tries to forget. With boundless curiosity, 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 things left undone, crimes left unsolved. Spellbinding, scary, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland discovers the past we're most afraid to speak of aloud in the bright light of day is the same past that tends to linger in the ghost stories we whisper in the dark.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jon Lindstrom

Length:

10h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:27


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:15


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:32


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:37


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:10


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:32