Coupon
American Ghost : A Family's Extraordinary History on the Desert Frontier
by Hannah Nordhaus


Overview -

In this intriguing book, Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really was and what strange alchemy made the idea of her linger long after she was gone. People

La Posada place of rest was once a grand Santa Fe mansion.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $15.99
  • 10% Off for Members Club Price
    $ 14.39

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus
 
 
 
Overview

In this intriguing book, Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really was and what strange alchemy made the idea of her linger long after she was gone. People

La Posada place of rest 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 ghost 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 1896 but her ghost, they say, lives on.

In American Ghost, Julia s great-great-granddaughter, Hannah Nordhaus, traces her ancestor 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-siecle 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.

A graceful and ominous family history. Newsweek"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780062249203
  • ISBN-10: 0062249207
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 352


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Women
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Supernatural
Books > History > United States - State & Local - Southwest

 
BAM Customer Reviews