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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Galde Press, Inc; 1 edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931942862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931942867
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,157,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the kind of work that we need....What more can we want? I am certain that the book will be well received in specialist circles. It is a great piece of work.Conclusion: without a doubt the very best book on the subject of Polish vampirism that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. You re the best. Can we have some more, please? --Rob Brautigam, Antwerp, shroudeater.com

...a gifted story-teller. Dan Wood is a diligent researcher and writer... For those who are interested in Vampires and History...you will like this read. --Alan Otterson, Michigan, paranormalist and amateur astronomer

Overall I must say that it is extremely impressive. Congratulations on a fine scholarly endeavor! --David Sattman, Minnesota, vampirologist

...a gifted story-teller. Dan Wood is a diligent researcher and writer... For those who are interested in Vampires and History...you will like this read. --Alan Otterson, Michigan, paranormalist and amateur astronomer

Overall I must say that it is extremely impressive. Congratulations on a fine scholarly endeavor! --David Sattman, Minnesota, vampirologist

...a gifted story-teller. Dan Wood is a diligent researcher and writer... For those who are interested in Vampires and History...you will like this read. --Alan Otterson, Michigan, paranormalist and amateur astronomer

Overall I must say that it is extremely impressive. Congratulations on a fine scholarly endeavor! --David Sattman, Minnesota, vampirologist

About the Author

Daniel Wood likes to focus on "darker stuff" and what he likes to call, "Incidents of the supernatural as they occurred in the past". With today's focus on so-called 'scientific investigations' the author feels we are losing contact with mountains of research from the past, from the dark corners of history.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew W Motsinger on August 20, 2011
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Forget Transylvania, Daniel Wood has revealed Poland as the sleeping giant of Vampirism, the undead, and the Occult! From the Tillinghast Vampire of New England, to the origins of the Vampire Cult in Poland and Russia at the dawn of history, Wood takes you on a journey through Polish Occultism, giving us a first look at the numerous cases and undeniable evidence that our ancestors really did believe in the things that go bump in the night, both here in America as well as the old world.

That said Realm of the Vampire is certainly not for everyone. People pining for the modern day erotica which has now swallowed up any shred of the authentic Vampire will be greatly disappointed to find the Vampire of history and folklore to be a thing of disgust, disease, and evil.

Even more satisfying, Wood refuses to be bogged down by the debunking process, leaving it completely to the reader to decide where they stand and tells the various stories with an unprejudiced attitude, allowing the Folktales to be told in true form, and the historical cases to be put dreadfully forth. Wood returns the creature to its true form, both academically and historically, insisting on looking at the Vampire through the lens of those who reported the phenomenon, while giving scrupulous detail to Poland's history and culture. The result: a refreshing new chapter in the history of the Occult and those infamous creatures which have held our gaze so, and will continue to do so for years to come. It is my belief that Wood's work should be placed next to that of Montague Summers and Augustin Calmet!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tabitha Klippert on November 27, 2011
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You don't have to be a vampire buff or vampirologist to find this book amazing and a great read! The author does a wonderful job of explaining the history of the vampire that kept me turning the pages and wanting to know more. I have never been a vampire fanatic, just enjoying different fiction movies and books here and there in life, with a slight curiosity. I learned a lot from this author's research and his retelling of events through history of true vampire lore. I was amazed and shocked at many things I had never known before and quite impressed with his knowledge of the history of vampires and of Poland. I learned more than I anticipated through reading this book and will definitely look at the subject of vampires with a whole new set of eyes from now on! I highly recommend it! This author knows his stuff and his writing, knowledge, and research will not disappoint!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Sam Press on October 12, 2011
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This is a captivating piece of work! You don't want to put it down...you have a need to keep reading! I am one of the lucky ones...Daniel is my brother, so I get to hear about what he is writing as it evolves!
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I have to admit, upfront, that I may be biased about this book as I am the co-woker whose conversations over the doughnut fryer in the middle of the night brought this little book to you. Thanks, Dan, for putting my name in print!
Until I got involved in this project, my picture of vampires was gained from the movies I'd seen; and I'd seen more than a few over the years. I knew about the Salem witch trials, of course, but I had never thought about vampires in the early history of our Colonies. I had not thought much about the influence these Colonial stories had on later writers like Poe or Lovecraft, either. I thought they just took old European stories and set them in New England, not that they used our own stories in their original settings. I hadn't given much thought to just where in the world, or when, the legend really got started; Poland certainly never came to mind.
Our conversations were not done in any kind of logical, or chronological, order; we were just filling up the time while we worked. This book, for me, puts everything we talked about, and more, in order and historical context. It all makes sense now, or as much sense as any treatise on vampires can.
This book is a good read for those who want an overview of how the Vampire Legend got started, grew, and changed over the course of history; told in an easy to read, can't put it down 'til I'm done, style.
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