Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, and Saboteurs by Jeff Belanger, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, and Saboteurs

Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, and Saboteurs

by Jeff Belanger
     
 

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Ghosts of War is where history and mystery meet.

Phantom U.S. Civil War regiments still march through Harpers Ferry, West Virginia before vanishing into the evening sunset.

The beaches of Normandy, France still echo with the cries of the men who gave their lives storming the beaches on D-Day.

The disembodied clip-clop of horse's hooves and

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Ghosts of War is where history and mystery meet.

Phantom U.S. Civil War regiments still march through Harpers Ferry, West Virginia before vanishing into the evening sunset.

The beaches of Normandy, France still echo with the cries of the men who gave their lives storming the beaches on D-Day.

The disembodied clip-clop of horse's hooves and the clank of swords from the British Civil War battle of January 25, 1644 are still heard in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Wherever battles were fought and people perished, ghost legends have followed.

Ghosts can be found wherever tragedy left its mark. Where men's and women's lives ended so quickly that their spirits may not even realize that they're dead. Where soldiers, focused on duty, still patrol the front lines of long-finished wars.

The world's battlefields are imprinted with the passions, fears, and horrors of the soldiers who took their enemies' lives and often sacrificed their own. Battlefields are still rife with spirit activity, centuries after the last cannon was fired and the last casualty lost.

Ghosts of War is a history book told through the eyes of witnesses who have experienced the ghosts who still haunt these locations. Featuring nearly two dozen battlefields from around the world and throughout the centuries, each chapter includes first-hand accounts of the battle (where available), important facts and dates, historic and ghostly photos of the site, and first-hand ghost sightings and supernatural experiences that still occur.

:Jeff Belanger leads a very haunted life. In 1999, he launched Ghostvillage.com as a repository for his writings on the supernatural. The site has since become the largest paranormal community on the Web, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Belanger is the author of The World's Most Haunted Places, Communicating with the Dead, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, The Nightmare Encyclopedia, and Our Haunted Lives (all available from New Page Books). Jeff is a regular guest on many regional and national radio programs, lectures across the US on ghosts and the supernatural, and has been featured on television programs about the paranormal. He currently haunts Bellingham, Massachusetts with his wife, Megan.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8-10–Written in a relatively journalistic style, Belanger’s texts show that he has obviously done his research. Chapters include photographs of each haunt, interviews with locals familiar with the cases, and background information on the events that triggered the ghost stories. Sources are cited. Readers looking to be spooked, however, will be disappointed. Both books are very text heavy and dotted only sparingly with small black-and-white photographs. Stories of spirit sightings are matter-of-fact and don’t inspire chills or thrills. Though both books would be great sources for school reports, kids reading for pleasure would probably prefer Hans Holzer’s Ghosts I’ve Met (2005) or The Ghost Hunter’s Strangest Cases (2006, both Barnes & Noble).–Kelly McGorray, Glenbard South High School, Glen Ellyn, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564148896
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Belanger leads a very haunted life. In 1999, he launched Ghostvillage.com as a repository for his writings on the supernatural. The site has since become the largest paranormal community on the Web, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Belanger is the author of The World's Most Haunted Places, Communicating with the Dead, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, The Nightmare Encyclopedia, and Our Haunted Lives (all available from New Page Books). Jeff is a regular guest on many regional and national radio programs, lectures across the US on ghosts and the supernatural, and has been featured on television programs about the paranormal. He currently haunts Bellingham, Massachusetts with his wife, Megan.

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