Author: Stuart Schneider
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Next to Christmas, more money is spent on Halloween decorations and novelties than on any other holiday. This wonderful book has been credited with inspiring the Halloween collecting craze, giving its devotees a chance to celebrate the holiday all year round! In addition to color photography and a brand new price guide, there are also many fascinating insights into Halloween. Most people are familiar with the symbolsghosts, Jack-O'-Lanterns, witches, bats, skeletons, and black catsbut few know about Halloween's past. Why does it exist? What is the origin of trick-or-treating? Why does it fall on October 31st? Through these pages you will experience Halloween celebrations of the past and take a look at Halloween today. For collectors, this is one of the largest collections of Halloween memorabilia.
Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson
Category: Literary Criticism
Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.
Author: Jack Santino
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Essays discuss Halloween and related holidays and their adaptation to the modern world, including customs in Ulster, Pennsylvania, Newfoundland, Texas, the Canadian prairie, Vermont, Greenwich Village, and other places
Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables
Author: David Scofield Wilson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
A collection of essays that examine how foods express American cultural values
Author: Jacqueline S. Reinier
Category: Family & Relationships
The first reference work to focus on the history of American boyhood from the early 17th century to the present, with careful attention to sports, ethnicity, education, and region. * 150+ A–Z signed entries including such wide-ranging topics as cowboys, abuse, drag racing, gangs, and superheroes * 124 expert contributors from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies, media studies, education, literature, sociology, and anthropology
Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12
Author: Gail De Vos
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Provides an introduction to the many varieties of contemporary legends, and focuses on their role in the world around us, including tales of racial and gender stereotypes, moralizing gossip, and rumors that express hopes
Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday
Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Golden State
Author: Charles A. Stansfield Jr.
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Northern California has a dark side--a hidden world of ghosts, monsters, and devils.
Author: Sheila Curran
Like the legendary London Bridge, Diana Lively has been transplanted from England to the Arizona desert. Also, she seems to be falling down. Trained as an architect, top in her class, she makes dollhouses. Widowed young and beautiful, she distrusted people who were kind to her, and married Ted, the one man who wasn’t. Maybe it’s a good thing that Diana Lively’s life is suddenly out of her control. Billionaire American Wally “The Ammo King” Gold also lost a spouse young, and in memory of his beloved Anglophile wife, Wally wants to fund Arthurian Studies at Oxford—and also to bring back to Arizona an expert consultant for his King Arthur Theme Park. Ted Lively, Arthurian scholar, fond of sherry and pretty undergraduates when he can take time off from belittling his wife, most definitely does not want to go and live among the barbarians of Arizona. But Oxford, eager to please Wally, gives him no choice. So the Livelys are off to Phoenix, where Diana pictures deadly scorpions, tarantulas and snakes, and Ted bewails the loss of his children’s perfect accents. And yet, in this most unlikely place, in the most surprising ways, Diana is about to discover that the happiness she thought was lost forever can shower down on her again, can flood her dry life like a lake in the desert, and make it bloom.
Ritual and Magic for the New Millennium
Author: Sheena Morgan
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Recounts the origins and development of Halloween, and provides instructions for traditional and contemporary holiday games, tricks, crafts, and foods, along with rituals, methods of divination, spells, and charms.
Author: William A. Borst
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
To deny that conspiracies exist is to deny history. While there are several chapters on traditional conspirators, from the Masons through the Bilderbergers, the book unveils the ideas that have unified conspiracies into a coherent rendition of evil. This book is an intellectual history of the City of God versus the City of Man, in the ultimate culture war. It does not take a cadre of men in some secret room to effect a unified conspiracy. Like the scorpion in the fable, their ideas become second nature to liberals, socialists, or communists and they act in accordance with their nature.
Author: Sybil Clara Lewis Holzschuh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Lewis Tribe, like millions across the world in the new twentieth century, set out to America in search of a better life. This is Sybil Holzschuh's story, and that of her ancestors and descendants.
Author: Landis Schmitt
In the summer of 1974, I travelled through India and Nepal with a backpack and a low budget. As a member of an underground yoga sect, I encountered the third world up close and personal. It was a journey in search of my soul which nearly cost me my life. From late night police raids to spear toting natives, I experience the underbelly of life in the third world. Join me on the adventure of a lifetime.
Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Author: Susan Sered,Rushika Fernandopulle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Political Science
Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation, this book takes a fresh look at one of the most important social issues facing the United States today. A new afterword updates the stories of many of the people who are so memorably presented here.
Author: Rebecca Felix
Publisher: Cherry Lake
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Level 1 guided reader that examines how people celebrate Halloween. Students will develop reading skills while learning about Halloween activities and foods.
Author: Nina White
In The Secret of God we meet our heroine Sophia, a wealthy American Archaeologist and member of the world's most powerful "Society." Prompted by questions about whether or not God exists, the meaning of life and the purpose of mankind Sophia reveals the ancient secret of God and the hidden truth behind the creation of mankind to her daughter's family when she visits them over the Christmas holidays at their manor in England. If you have ever asked yourself the same questions then this book is for you. For the answers to these compelling questions and more, read on...
Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, Massachusetts Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history—the Salem Witch Trials of 1692—transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town—and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast and Edgar Award–winning writer J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. In between, he interviews its leaders and citizens, its entrepreneurs and visitors, its street performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics, creating a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness.
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
In seinem Halloween-Klassiker entführt Ray Bradbury den Leser auf eine Reise, die wieder den Ursprung jenes Tages bewußt macht. Acht Jungen machen sich auf: über den Planeten und durch die Jahrhunderte – von den Grabkammern des alten Ägyptens über den Hexenkult im Mittelalter zum Kostümfest in der Gegenwart.
A Collection of Halloween Recipes
Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood
Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
For this fun and festive time of the year, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents a unique cookbook that is full of tasty and satisfying recipes. Inside are page after page of mouth-watering recipes that will certainly be a hit with family and friends during this special time. Written for the novice cook as well as the accomplished chef, Halloween Delights Cookbook will be appreciated by all. The ingredients for each recipe can be found at your local market throughout the year. Halloween Delights Cookbook is sure to be a valuable addition to your kitchen library and a great gift idea for the chef on your giving list.
An American Holiday, an American History
Author: Lesley Bannatyne
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
"Lesley Bannatyne's fascinating book . . . will be widely appealing to anyone who ever wondered where witches, trick-or-treating, and jack-o-lanterns really came from. It is by far the best book on the history of Halloween available today."--Alison Guss, senior producer,"The Haunted History of Halloween," The History Channel"An excellent resource for research into the history of holidays...in the United States...Highly Recommended."--The Book Report"Deserves attention as a recommended library acquisition with years of 'life' to its information."--The Midwest Book Review"Overflows with rich and provocative details of ritual, feasts, superstition, and devilment." --North Carolina Historical ReviewHalloween has evolved from the Celtic celebrations of 2,000 years ago to become today the fastest-growing holiday in the country. This, the only book to completely cover All Hallow's Eve, from its beginnings to the present, examines the ancient origins as well as its traditions and celebrations, from costuming to bobbing for apples. Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches are explained. Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins lurk behind every page.The book traces the contributions of America's immigrants to the holiday, documenting the beliefs each ethnic group has added to the mix. Related recipes, poems, songs, and photos perfectly complement the meticulously documented text. The result is the most educational and entertaining examination of Halloween, its myths, and its truths.