By Lawrence R Samuel
This booklet is far greater than an authoritative and compelling examine the cultural heritage of the supernatural over the past century in America―it additionally explains why we wish to believe.
• stocks 1000's of real-life tales, and makes use of thousands of assets, a lot of them forgotten
• presents a bibliography of authoritative books and articles, either in aid of and arguing opposed to ideals within the supernatural
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