Haunting Museums

Haunting Museums

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The spectacularly successful movie "A Night at the Museum" was a fantastic look at the off-hours wonders of the American Museum of Natural History. With a sequel scheduled for May 2009, it is obvious that there will be a great deal of interest in museums and what goes on behind the scenes. Some of the real stories are even more fantastic than anything a screenwriter could dream up. "Haunting Museums" covers these overlooked bits of history, including curses, mistaken dinosaurs, conspiracy plots of the Founding Fathers, spectral evidence of the afterlife, and other unsettling matters: "The Carnegie Sauropods", or "Bring Me the Head of Apatosaurus Louisae" - the story of a dinosaur on display for close to half a century with the wrong head; "What's on that Broad Stripe with Those Bright Stars?" - the quizzical mark on the flag that is known as the Star Spangled Banner; the 1897 Living Eskimo Exhibit - in which living people were put on display and turned over to the taxidermist for 'preservation' after they died; "Man-Eaters at the Museum: the Lions that Stopped a Railroad" - the story of the maneless lions made legendary by the movie "The Ghost in the Darkness".
So Where is Amelia Earhart? - the exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum of the most famous missing aviatrix of all time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0765322927
  • 9780765322920
  • 1,570,468

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"John Schuster's collection of weird, wonderful, and true stories from museums all over the world is a must-read for anyone who (like me) is enraptured by the fascinating byways of history." - Michael Dobson, Co-author of Macarthur's War and former staff member, Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum."
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About John Schuster

JOHN SCHUSTER is a scout and development editor for the Literary Group International. He divides his time between New York and California.
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