Ghosts of Manhattan: Legendary Spirits and Notorious Haunts

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Ghosts abound in Manhattan, and with the aid of Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg's extensive guide, you can still hobnob with cultural icons such as Dorothy Parker and Sherwood Anderson or glimpse Harry Houdini's ghost, who is said to haunt the legendary McSorley's. Even the spirits of America's most illustrious leaders, such as George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt, are said to roam Manhattan. This compendium of haunted locales, based on Dr. Schoenberg's own Ghosts of New York Walking Tours, spans the island, from Alexander Hamilton's grave at Trinity Church to the White Horse Tavern, Dylan Thomas's favorite watering hole. Rediscover a city filled with the howls of long-dead slaves in the African Burial Ground and disembodied voices ringing through the Belasco Theatre. Brimming with ghost-hunting tips and spooky lore, this guide is guaranteed to raise hairs.
ISBN: 9781596298514
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Haunted America
Images: 52
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Philip Ernest Schoenberg, PhD, a historian, a professional speaker and a licensed New York City Tour Guide, is a leading expert on ghostly Gotham. Dr. Schoenberg earned his PhD in history from New York University. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute. He currently teaches classes at Queens College, CUNY and the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.
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