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The Resource American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest, Hannah Nordhaus

American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest, Hannah Nordhaus

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American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest
Title
American ghost
Title remainder
a family's haunted past in the desert southwest
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Nordhaus
Title variation
American ghost
Title variation remainder
a familys haunted past in the desert Southwest
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, and dancing balls of light. La Posada--"place of rest"--had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home's original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth"--
Summary
In a true story of pioneer women, immigrants, ghost hunters, psychics, frontier fortitude, mental illness, imagination and lore, the author takes us to a Sante Fe hotel where she traces the life, death and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, who haunts this elegant establishment
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Writing style
Award
WILLA Literary Awards: Creative Nonfiction, 2016.
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provided by publisher
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10403825
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YDXCP
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Nordhaus, Hannah
Dewey number
133.10978956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Nordhaus, Hannah
  • Ghosts
Target audience
adult
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a family's haunted past in the desert Southwest
Label
American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest, Hannah Nordhaus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aura of sadness -- A dress of black satin -- The prairie ocean -- Good-time town -- Promised land -- Book of prayer -- Broncho maneuvers -- Bricks and mortar -- Other speculations -- Four letters -- The upper ten -- The great Pacific -- Men could not move her -- Proper girl -- Region of insanity -- Low season -- Schustergarten -- The merchant prince -- Princess Goldenhair -- Boodle and payola -- Tale of woe -- The angel of Neuhaus -- Other moments contribute -- Destination camp -- Her long rest -- Bequest -- Diaspora -- Map of the world -- At famous La Posada -- The record of what was -- Dust
Control code
20381277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780062249210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881139522
  • (OCoLC)881139522
Label
American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest, Hannah Nordhaus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aura of sadness -- A dress of black satin -- The prairie ocean -- Good-time town -- Promised land -- Book of prayer -- Broncho maneuvers -- Bricks and mortar -- Other speculations -- Four letters -- The upper ten -- The great Pacific -- Men could not move her -- Proper girl -- Region of insanity -- Low season -- Schustergarten -- The merchant prince -- Princess Goldenhair -- Boodle and payola -- Tale of woe -- The angel of Neuhaus -- Other moments contribute -- Destination camp -- Her long rest -- Bequest -- Diaspora -- Map of the world -- At famous La Posada -- The record of what was -- Dust
Control code
20381277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780062249210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881139522
  • (OCoLC)881139522

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