"Another good spell-binding Brad Steiger classic! This book will be hard to put down once you get started." Alternate Perceptions magazine
"The Werewolf Book is wonderfully thorough, exhaustively detailed, and affordable." American Reference Books
"Brad Steiger's magnum opus, a labor of deep scholarship elegantly written. As a reference source, it is invaluable for anyone interested in pursuing the werewolf." Ancient American Magazine
"Provides detailed information on a wide variety of mythical creatures and the culture surrounding them." Book News
"The book is written in Steiger’s usual popular style, and ... it should be popular." Booklist Online
"From A to Z, Brad Steiger presents a true encyclopedia of werewolfism, a reference masterpiece, overflowing with fascinating information to make readers think and shudder." Fate magazine
"...a very professional encyclopedia from one of the field's masters, covering all things shapeshiftery and not just men who are hairy on the inside”" Fortean Times
"If werewolves, hairy shape-shifting monsters, and silver-bullets are your thing, then you’re in for a big, big treat! An excellent, fully updated, and massively expanded, edition of The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings is most definitely a title to sink your teeth into!" Mania.com
"It is with reverence to its awesome scope that we recommend it to anyone even marginally interested in the topic." Rue Morgue magazine
"Another classic for the ages, Steiger continues to educate and entertain. I eagerly await his next book to come." The Examiner
"There are historical as well as pop culture entries in this encyclopedia, and I think that's what makes this book so different. Most people do not sit down and read an encyclopedia from cover to cover, but with this book, the reader can do exactly that and not feel overwhelmed with information. [T]his encyclopedia will appeal to more than just the average werewolf/vampire lover." VOYA
From the Back Cover
From movies like An American Werewolf in London to the best-selling game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, to folklore and case histories, The Werewolf Book is the encyclopedic guide to all things lycanthropic. In this spectacular first edition, Brad Steiger takes you back to the 15th century to uncover the origins of the werewolf legend. From there he leads you on an eye-opening world tour through the ages to the modern-day monstrous duality of creatures like cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Does the wolf live within each of us? Learn how the legends of the werewolf can mirror the animal that exists in each and every one of us. Some have given in to these primal animal urges. Find out why. The answers lie within....
The Werewolf Book, the perfect companion to Visible Ink's best-selling Vampire Book, is the eagerly anticipated work resulting from Mr. Steiger's lifelong studies. It contains nearly 250 entries, a filmography, and a resource guide with web sites. More than 125 photographs (including 16 pages in color), ranging from folk art to movie stills, will have you hair standing on end. Shape-changing topics include:
* Classic werewolf movies
* Slaying the werewolf
* Children raised by wolves
* Serial killers
* Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
* Lon Chaney, Jr.
* The Moon and Mars
* Eddie Munster and Wolfie
* Marquis de Sade
* Loup-garou and other creatures from around the world
* Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman
The Werewolf Book, Brad Steiger's homage to the beast within, provides a full moon of fact and fiction for the lycanthrophile in all of us.