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Haunted Air

Author : Ossian Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105217004618
Genre : Design
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Anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955—truly haunting Americana, with a foreword by David Lynch The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, other. Torn from album pages, sold piecemeal for pennies and scattered, abandoned to melancholy chance, and the hands of strangers. The roots of Halloween lie in the ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, a feast to mark the death of the old year and the birth of the new. It was believed that on this night the veil separating the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin and ruptured, allowing spirits to pass through and walk unseen but not unheard amongst men. The advent of Christianity saw the pagan festival subsumed in All Souls' Day, when across Europe the dead were mourned and venerated. Children and the poor, often masked or in outlandish costume, wandered the night begging "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers, and fires burned to keep malevolent phantoms at bay. From Europe, the haunted tradition would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World. Feeding hungrily on fresh lore, consuming half-remembered tales of its own shadowy origins and rituals, Halloween was reborn in America. The pumpkin supplanted the carved turnip; costumes grew ever stranger, and celebrants both rural and urban seized gleefully on the festival's intoxicating, lawless spirit. For one wild night, the dead stared into the faces of the living and the living, ghoulishly masked and clad in tattered backwoods baroque, stared back.

The Haunted Air

Author : F. Paul Wilson
ISBN : 1429915293
Genre : Fiction
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Jack is back, for 2002. F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising," said the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. In Astoria, Queens, the lively ethnic neighborhood just across the river from Manhattan, a house is being haunted by the ghost of a nine-year-old girl in riding clothes. More than two decades before, she'd been abducted from stables in Brooklyn. Now it's up to Jack to uncover the truth of her story and liberate the pretty, blond spirit. Perhaps the answer is in the odd little store called the Shurio Coppe? Ah, but that would be telling. Jack does things no human being should be able to do, but we watch, in horrified fascination, as the forces of evil seem about to triumph and fill the world with eternal darkness. And then-- but you must read the book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Non Proliferation Export Controls

Author : Daniel Joyner
ISBN : 075464460X
Genre : Law
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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the Multilateral Non-Proliferation Export Control system and the national and international context within which it functions. The book is an illuminating and valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners working in this important field.

A Haunting Air

Author : Barbara Constance Freeman
ISBN : 0525315284
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A mysterious singing in the garden of the house next door sets a young girl delving into the past to discover its meaning and its source.

F Paul Wilson Repairman Jack And More

Author : Russell Madden
ISBN : 9781304290373
Genre : Performing Arts
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The 33 essays in this collection begin with a lengthy interview with author F. Paul Wilson, reviews of 15 of his Repairman Jack novels, and other reviews and essays on books and other freedom-oriented topics including the movie "Colossus," Edgar Rice Burroughs, freedom-friendly music, and humor as a weapon for freedom.

Haunted Housing

Author : Cassandra Chrones Moore
ISBN : 1882577426
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Moore argues that we need to apply risk/benefit analysis to the exaggerated claims being made today.

The Peterson Magazine

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ISBN : NYPL:33433104199207
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Peterson S Magazine

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ISBN : PRNC:32101076520012
Genre : Costume
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Flannery O Connor And The Christ Haunted South

Author : Ralph C. Wood
ISBN : 0802821170
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For those looking to deepen their appreciation of Flannery O'Connor, Wood shows how this literary icon's stories, novels, and essays impinge on America's cultural and ecclesial condition.

Haunted Missouri

Author : Jason Offutt
ISBN : 9781931112666
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A great book of Missouri hauntings, well-researched and fun to read.

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