Ghost Huntersby Deborah Blum
What if a world -renowned philosopher and professor of psychiatry at Harvard suddenly announced he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, the illustrious William James led a determined scientific/b>
A Pulitzer Prizewinning author tells the amazing story of William James's quest for empirical evidence of the spirit world
What if a world -renowned philosopher and professor of psychiatry at Harvard suddenly announced he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, the illustrious William James led a determined scientific investigation into "unexplainable" incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. James and a small group of eminent scientists staked their reputations, their careers, even their sanity on one of the most extraordinary quests ever undertaken: to empirically prove the existence of ghosts, spirits, and psychic phenomena. What they pursued and what they foundraises questions as fascinating today as they were then.
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Deborah Blum is a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin and has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Psychology Today.
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Well-written, well-paced, well-researched. A very interesting peek into a very interesting phenomenon from the late nineteenth century.