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Ghosts of Newport: Spirits, Scoundres, Legends and Lore (Haunted America) Paperback – September 30, 2007
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- Item Weight : 7.8 ounces
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1596293357
- ISBN-13 : 978-1596293359
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches
- Publisher : The History Press (September 30, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #399,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It does contain some interesting information, but after reading quite a bit about Newport, Rhode Island already - I also noticed some errors in the information which was disappointing.
This book talks more about where ghosts could possibly-maybe be, not the spine tingling stories that most ghost lovers are looking for.
I thought that I may read about the Woolworth's home or Belcourt, or something at least half way scary - but I didn't.
I would not recommend this book to ghost story lovers, but it could be entertaining for someone interested in Rhode island history - just double check anything that seems odd, it may not agree with the history books.
If you ever go to Newport, one-time playground of the world's wealthiest men, this book is almost essential; and even if you never plan to go, it's interesting, well-written, and nicely illustrated. I was grabbed in the first chapter by the story of the Jailhouse Inn, a renovated colonial prison:
"The Newport Jailhouse was not designed to be completely escape-proof. It was never considered particularly strong or secure. Especially early in Newport history, jail sentences were rare; colonists preferred public humiliation as punishment for crimes."
I was surprised by how well written and well researched this book is. Most of the photography was very good, too - and there's lots of it (though some photos are a bit muddy, which I believe is the publishers' fault based on my experience with print).