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9780062249210 â€œA haunting story about the long reach of the past.â€â€”Maureen Corrigan, NPRâ€™S Fresh Air â€œIn this intriguing book, [Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really wasâ€”and what strange alchemy made the idea of her linger long after she was gone.â€ â€”People La Posadaâ€”â€œplace of restâ€â€”was once a grand Santa Fe mansion. It belonged to Abraham and Julia Staab, who emigrated from Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. After they died, the house became a hotel. And in the 1970s, the hotel acquired a resident ghostâ€”a sad, dark-eyed woman in a long gown. Strange things began to happen there: vases moved, glasses flew, blankets were ripped from beds. Julia Staab died in 1896â€”but her ghost, they say, lives on. In American Ghost, Juliaâ€™s great-great-granddaughter, Hannah Nordhaus, traces her ancestorâ€™s transfiguration from nineteenth-century Jewish bride to modern phantom. Family diaries, photographs, and newspaper clippings take her on a riveting journey through three hundred years of German history and the American immigrant experience. With the help of historians, genealogists, family members, and ghost hunters, she weaves a masterful, moving story of fin-de-siÃ¨cle Europe and pioneer life, villains and visionaries, medicine and spiritualism, imagination and truth, exploring how lives become legends, and what those legends tell us about who we are.
9780394468594 Snow was the premier outsider to be part of the Chinese revolution. He told his story when nobody else would
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9780674725447 For much of the twentieth century, large companies employing many workers formed the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Today, on the list of big business's priorities, sustaining the employer-worker...
9780713454109 1987 Publication (probable First). Book is as new with price clipped from lower front corner of DJ. It appears not have been read. Ships next day from the US....