The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

by Brad Steiger
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The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings by Brad Steiger

When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting…

From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers.

Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as …
• Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people
• Classic and modern werewolf movies
• Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions
• Serial killers and sadistic rulers
• Sorcery, spells, and talismans
• Television shows, songs, and computer games

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578593767
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Brad Steiger has been devoted to exploring and examining unusual, hidden, secret, and otherwise strange occurrences for nearly five decades. He is the author of numerous articles and more than 150 books on paranormal theme, including Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside; Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside; and Real Zombies, the Living Dead, Creatures of the Apocalypse. He lives in Iowa.

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The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of you who want to read a werewolf book that doesn't have all the serial killers, I recommend Daniel Cohen's 'Werewolves,' which is also available for sale on this site.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you¿re interested in werewolves, this book is a necessary addition to your personal library. It is a serious study of werewolf legend and folklore. Every aspect of lycanthropy is investigated, from the Badger People of the Native Americans, to the incubus, succubus, Kasha (the Japanese ghoul) to the nemesis of children everywhere, the bogeyman ¿ and more. If you already believe in werewolves, this book will be a fascinating journey. If you don¿t believe in them now, you will after reading Steiger¿s book, especially when you consider that werewolves are part of the native folklore of civilizations all over the world, from the very earliest days of humanity. Spend a few days with this book and you¿ll agree with Brad Steiger that ¿Werewolves are real!¿ If it¿s lycanthropic in nature, you¿ll find it in this book. The author even explores the psychological motivations of Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Speck and other serial killers. Were they possessed by some sort of demon or beast within they could not control? Do all of us possess a beast within that manifests itself during those, hopefully rare, occasions when we become extremely angry? Just one suggestion: Read it in the daytime.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
If you want to take your study of werewolves and other shape shifters out of fiction and into the realms of history, science and the occult this is the books to start with. Not only does The Werewolf Book have entries on all manner of shape shifting beings from myth, and accounts of supposed real life were-critters, it also encompasses the books and movies that influenced the image of shape shifting and werewolves throughout history and made it what it was today. Nothing is treated as trivial, not even the effect comedy, such as Abbot and Costello's monster movies, has had on the mythos. And while the encyclopedia isn't exhaustive in its entries it does offer a plethora of titles to seek out for further research. Certainly a core directive in the study of shape shifting beings The Werewolf Book is an essential part of collections that cater to researchers, occultists or fictionists. Contains: some disturbing descriptions of witch trials and tortures
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book does include some vital information for any werewolf enthusiast, it tends to diverge widely from the subject and include topics that aren't even relevant to the title. Mr. Steiger also tends to disseminate his opinion throughout the book, which is a no-no when givinga factual representation of a subject. The pros and cons of the book tend to offset each other, but there are better first choice books out there than this one. Still, for the die-hard person, this book has enough information to make it a worthwhile addition to your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing to read disappointed!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Werewolf Book has some fantastic pieces, but overall has a lot of...fluff. The writings are not especially objective, as someone else noted, and it pales in comparison to the Vampire Encyclopedia that shares a similar format. It is interesting, but there's no clear direction to the entries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a heavy piece of work, in fascinating detail, interesting real facts and in size. If ever I received my money¿s worth in a book, this is it. Legends, myths, and factual matter will fill your mind with fascination and awe. This great book reads more like a true crime novel than a research effort. I must admit I keep mine on my coffee table, and it¿s been borrowed so many times I probably need to buy another copy. My two teenagers are always picking it up to read a few new undiscovered tidbits. My wife has been a Steiger fan for decades and she has read most of his 140 plus published works. I usually read them after she has read and marked up the extra special parts, so in my feeblemindedness, I don¿t miss something important. My college aged son used `The Werewolf Book¿ to write a paper on myths. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this wonderful work, a work which is `the definitive reference book¿ on Werewolves in many many libraries around North America. I totally disagree with those who were too dense to enjoy this terrific book.