Washington, D.C.: Ghosts, Legends, and Lore


Stories told in campfire style!

A guide for visitors wanting a ghostly history lesson!

Both historic tales and contemporary hauntings!

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Stories told in campfire style!

A guide for visitors wanting a ghostly history lesson!

Both historic tales and contemporary hauntings!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764329616
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 986,839
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Ashley Rooney is an accomplished book author of many varied topics, with a special interest in ghostly stories and historic tales. Betsy Johnston is a D.C. editor familiar with both the political machine and the ghosts that follow it.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    Fun read about Washington

    This is a very fun book to read, whether you know Washington or not. If you're thinking about taking your children there (ages 9-14), it would be a good book to share with them. The stories are very entertaining, while still imparting facts about our nation's capital. I thought I was pretty well informed about Washington, till I read this book and found much more to learn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2008

    great summer read

    Rooney and Johnston really did a bang-up job in celebrating history as they told stories about the ghosts of this magnificent city. Who knew that there was a slave market in the city or that Lincoln saw his future or the inhabitants of the Old Stone House? These two tell some great stories. and I find I am learning about my country at the same time. As I can read them, I can imagine being there watching the antics of Belle Boyd as she sang her Confederate songs in the Yankee jail or in Mary Surratt¿s shoes as she waits for her son to rescue her. Their stories are part of us. They are part of our history. Great summer reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Trap door to American history

    These aren't ghost stories, but life stories of the ghosts. It is a light, fun read that brings history to life. The social customs and attitudes are fascinating-- and jarring-- particularly attitudes toward women. This book is a dream come true for the teacher of middle school American History. Ghost seekers can base a trip on the tourist information provided for each site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2008

    WARNING! You Won't Turn Off the Lights!

    Stay wide awake with fun and frightful stories from Washington, D.C. Authors Rooney and Johnston have put together a delightfully spooky book chock full of anecdotes to give the unsuspecting reader several nights of slight fright or at least a case of the creepy-crawlies. HINT: A whole new take on the monuments that grace our Nation's capital as well. This slender paperback is a wonderful read and at the end of each story, the authors have thoughtfully included a paragraph of Visitors' Information with extra tidbits, explanations or advice. An excellent book to read before a visit to the city, or just for fun and a thrill from the 'ghosts, legends and lore' of D.C. Highly and happily recommended!

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