Vampires of New England

Vampires of New England

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by Christopher Rondina
     
 

These are not fictional tales, but expert investigations of real people who were thought by their neighbors and others to be vampires—often with good reason. Providing background on Vlad the Impaler (the original Dracula) and other European members of this unholy clan, this book is based on extensive on-site research in Romania and environs. Also included is

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These are not fictional tales, but expert investigations of real people who were thought by their neighbors and others to be vampires—often with good reason. Providing background on Vlad the Impaler (the original Dracula) and other European members of this unholy clan, this book is based on extensive on-site research in Romania and environs. Also included is a survey of movie and TV treatments of vampires, as well as discussions of what habits and diseases might cause a person to be thought to be an evil immortal—and some of the rituals humans have undertaken to rid themselves of these creatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978576646
Publisher:
Good Night Books
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Christopher Rondina is the author Ghost Ships of New England and was a script consultant on the PBS documentary Ghost and Vampire Legends of Rhode Island, which was nominated for regional Emmy. His research on new England's haunted history has been featured on television, on radio and in print for many years, including programs for the Discovery Network and the Travel Channel.

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Vampires of New England 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vampires of New England was a very satisfying read! I'm a fan of 'strange history' and Mr. Rondina does a very thorough job of exploring the somewhat obscure heritage of vampirism in small towns all over New England. While not as extensive as Michael Bell's 'Food for the Dead', this book takes a more atmospheric approach, focusing on the legends and storytelling - it feels like something to read around a campfire on a cold night. I have to admit, when I spotted the cover I thought this book would might be just another Goth fantasy, but Mr. Rondina treats the material with respect, even while keeping the reading fun. I can honestly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys true stories of the paranormal, strange history, or just New England folk tales.