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  • Details about The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost

    The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost

    Peter Manseau

    In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America?s imagination. A ?spirit photographer,? William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who arrived at his studio in disguise amidst rumors of séances in the White House.…more

  • Details about The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife

    The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife

    Eben Alexander; Ptolemy Tompkins (As told to)

    The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. The Map of Heaven takes the broad view to reveal how modern science is on the verge of the most profound revolution in recorded history--all around the phenomenon of consciousness itself! When Dr. Eben Alexander told the story of his ……more

  • Details about Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

    Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

    Kevin Young

    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction "There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential."--Marlon James Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue's gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers--from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk of JT LeRoy and Donald J. Trump. Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phe……more

  • Details about The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Exploring the Supernatural World

    The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Exploring the Supernatural World

    Melissa Martin Ellis

    All you need to track and record paranormal activity! Ectoplasm...cold spots...orbs...everyone loves a real-life ghost story! Ghosthunter Melissa Martin Ellis takes you on an exciting journey into the supernatural world of haunted sites, restless souls, and messages from beyond the grave. You'll learn about the most up-to-date technology, such as motion sensors and highly sensitive digital cameras, as well as the supernatural phenomena themselves, including: Poltergeists Electronic-voice phenom……more

  • Details about One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost

    One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost

    John J. Edward

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His television appearances have made millions of people believe in the afterlife--and in his ability to reach it. Now psychic medium John Edward's legion of fans can read his remarkable true story. With a fresh, honest--and at times even skeptical--approach, John discusses how he first discovered, then gradually developed, his psychic ability to foretell events and communicate with the deceased. He also provides accounts of his most compelling readings, how they h……more

  • Details about The Book of Photography: The History, the Technique, the Art, the Future

    The Book of Photography: The History, the Technique, the Art, the Future

    Anne H. Hoy

    Since its invention in 1839, photography has come to change not only the way we view the world, but the world itself. Every field--medicine, astronomy, journalism, art, geography, history--has been revolutionized by photography. Now, spanning more than 166 years of photographic history and the work of more than 250 photographers, this comprehensive and global volume explores every aspect of photography-the newest inventions, revolutionary past, ever-changing technical and aesthetic developments……more

  • Details about Hidden Witness: African-American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War

    Hidden Witness: African-American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War

    Jackie N. Wilson; Jackie Napolean Wilson; Jackie Napolean Wilson

    As slaves, African Americans were virtually invisible to history. Even after the Civil War there were not many African American photographers and very few people had the time, money or freedom to sit for a portrait. Consequently only a few hundred such pictures have survived from that time to bear witness to African Americans and the lives they led.…more

  • Details about Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life after Death

    Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life after Death

    James Van Praagh

    James Van Praagh is a nationally recognized medium, a frequent guest on television shows who has a two-year waiting list for personal appointments. But now he sets forth on the page his unique insights into the world beyond.Van Praagh's ability to bridge the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds was something he came to terms with slowly. By the time he reached his twenties he finally accepted the fact that he could provide proof of life after death by relaying specific messages containi……more

  • Details about American photography : a century of images (videorecording)

    American photography : a century of images (videorecording)

    Muffie Meyer

    The story of the pictures we have taken and where they have taken us. The series traces the profound effect photographs have had on American life-- influencing what we buy, how we dress, how we get the news, and in the matters of life and death, medicine, science, and war.…more