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Ghost Hunters
     

Ghost Hunters

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by Deborah Blum
 
A Pulitzer Prize—winning 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

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A Pulitzer Prize—winning 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 found—raises questions as fascinating today as they were then.

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New York Times Book Review
Fascinating ... Blum tells her literally wondrous tale very well.

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ISBN-13:
9780099469346
Publisher:
Arrow Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2007

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A fascinating reminder that reason and revelation are not opposites. (James Shreve, author of The Genome War)

Meet the Author

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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Ghost Hunters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DrAndy More than 1 year ago
Well-written, well-paced, well-researched. A very interesting peek into a very interesting phenomenon from the late nineteenth century.
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