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An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, GHOSTLAND takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places--and deep into the dark side of our history.

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“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing… [and] intellectually intriguing.”

The New York Times Book Review

As he wends his way through the landmarks and their histories, Dickey thoroughly and convincingly explores the many underpinnings of ghost stories and hauntings―as manifestations of our collective guilt, anxieties, obsessions and historical losses; and as practical schemes for money-making, land acquisition, or controlling groups of people.

―The Huffington Post

Always fascinating, sometimes horrifying. Ghostland is a remarkable portrait of the ways that the walking dead—or our beliefs in them—wander through, and shape, American history.

—Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook