The Haunting of America

The Haunting of America : from the Salem Witch Trials to Harry Houdini

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In the tradition of their "The Haunting of the Presidents", national bestselling authors Joel Martin and William J. Birnes write "The Haunting of America: From the Salem Witch Trials to Harry Houdini", the only book to tell the story of how paranormal events influenced and sometimes even drove political events. Birnes, a "New York Times" bestselling writer and famed host of the History Channel's "UFO Hunters", and "Martin", co-author of several books on psychic phenomena, including the national bestseller "We Don't Die", bring unparalleled expertise to this narrative retelling of American history. Together, they unearth the roots of America's fascination with the ghosts, goblins, and demons that possess our imaginations and nightmares. The authors examine the political history of the United States through the lens of the paranormal. "The Haunting of America" is a thrilling exploration of the often unexpected influences of the paranormal on science, medicine, law, government, the military, psychology, theology, death and dying, spirituality, and pop culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 612.35g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765313812
  • 9780765313812
  • 2,208,876

About William J. Birnes

JOEL MARTIN is nationally recognized as a paranormal expert and bestselling author. Since the early 1970s, Joel has been a rado talk show host. As a TV talk show host, he won the Cable Ace Award. As an investigative reporter about the paranormal & psychic phenomena, he discovered internationally renowned medium, George Anderson, and exposed The Amityville Horror as a hoax. Joel is also a network TV consultant about the paranormal and has made many TV appearances.WILLIAM J. BIRNES is The New York Times bestselling co-author of The Day After Roswell. He is the star and consulting producer of the History Channel's UFO Hunters.
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The stories in Haunting of America will certainly challenge your belief system and make you rethink what you believe is real. George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM Readers who like Dan Brown will find The Haunting of America a fascinating collection of spectral investigations and historical insights. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Anyone interested in ghosts, bogeymen or anything else that goes bump in the night won't want to miss this one. Birnes' and Martin's The Haunting of America says it all. This is the real X-Files, and a frightfully good read! Brian Lumley, author of the Necroscope series" The stories in Haunting of America will certainly challenge your belief system and make you rethink what you believe is real. "George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM" Readers who like Dan Brown will find The Haunting of America a fascinating collection of spectral investigations and historical insights. "Chelsea Quinn Yarbro" Anyone interested in ghosts, bogeymen or anything else that goes bump in the night won't want to miss this one. Birnes' and Martin's "The Haunting of America" says it all. This is the "real" "X-Files," and a frightfully good read! "Brian Lumley, author of the Necroscope series""
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