Ghosts of the Wild West: Enlarged Edition Including Five Never-Before-Published Stories

Ghosts of the Wild West: Enlarged Edition Including Five Never-Before-Published Stories

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by Nancy Roberts
     
 

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Once deemed the "custodian of the twilight zone" by Southern Living, celebrated storyteller and ghost hunter Nancy Roberts returns to familiar subject matter in this newly expanded edition of her Ghosts of the Wild West, a finalist for the Spur Award of the Western Writers of America in its original edition.

In these seventeen ghostly tales-including five new

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Once deemed the "custodian of the twilight zone" by Southern Living, celebrated storyteller and ghost hunter Nancy Roberts returns to familiar subject matter in this newly expanded edition of her Ghosts of the Wild West, a finalist for the Spur Award of the Western Writers of America in its original edition.

In these seventeen ghostly tales-including five new stories-Roberts expertly guides readers through eerie encounters and harrowing hauntings across Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and the Dakotas. Along the way her accounts intersect with the lives (and afterlives) of legendary figures such as Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and Doc Holliday. Roberts also justifies the fascination among ghost hunters, folklorists, and interested tourists with notoriously haunted locales such as Deadwood, Tombstone, and Abilene through her tales of paranormal legends linked to these gunslinger towns synonymous with violence and vice in Western lore. But not all of these encounters feature frightening specters or wandering souls. Roberts also details episodes of animal spirits, protective presences, and supernatural healings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570037320
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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