Ghosts of St. Augustine

Ghosts of St. Augustine

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by Dave Lapham, Tom Lapham
     
 

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Ghosts. Unearthly presences. Things that go bump in the night. St. Augustine, America’s oldest city, has them all. The unique and often turbulent history of the Ancient City has spawned more than four hundred years’ worth of shadowy figures of the dark hours. Come walk through misty, cobblestone streets, down shaded alleys, along the wall of the old

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Ghosts. Unearthly presences. Things that go bump in the night. St. Augustine, America’s oldest city, has them all. The unique and often turbulent history of the Ancient City has spawned more than four hundred years’ worth of shadowy figures of the dark hours. Come walk through misty, cobblestone streets, down shaded alleys, along the wall of the old stone fort. Smell the smoke of ancient fires, the musty corners of old houses, the garlic and olive oil of Majorcan kitchens. Listen to the tinkling of wine glasses long shattered, the strum of Spanish guitars long broken, and the laughter of a dozen foreign tongues long dead. Awaken to the midnight howling of the city's prowling cats; seek sleep between nightmares lulled by the lapping waters of the Matanzas Bay—named for the massacre of the French Huguenots by the Spanish here in 1565. Author Dave Lapham has collected twenty-four stories from St. Augustine’s rich oral history into a light, yet sometimes hair-raising peek at the spooky side of the Oldest City.

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"This book is an eerie read—even for nonbelievers."

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ISBN-13:
9781561641239
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,092,862
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Ghosts of St. Augustine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an easy read, and full of great ghostly stories. The book is broken down so that each chapter is a new story. Each story provides the location of the home or building. I can not wait to visit St. Augustine and attend one of the haunted tours to see the places I have just read about.