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Supernatural America: A Cultural History
The supernatural--psychic phenomena (telepathy, clairvoyance, or ESP), communicating with the dead, and the sighting and tracking of ghosts--has played an integral role in American culture across the last century. In fact, attention and interest in the supernatural has increased, despite our society's reliance upon and enthusiasm for science and technology. Even some top ...more
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published August 3rd 2011 by Praeger
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Apr 09, 2016 Willow Kasper Lore rated it it was ok
I read this alongside a similar book called Paranormal Nation: Why America Needs Ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot by Marc E. Fitch...and in hindsight, I realize I didn't really need to read this one at all. It has some decent information, but is far less comprehensive than the other book I was reading, and I kept getting distracted by the numerous grammatical errors. It's hard to believe that anyone proofread this book, considering that every three or four pages there seems to be a missing word that ma ...more
Lawrence R. Samuel is the founder of Culture Planning LLC, a Miami– and New York–based resource offering cultural insight to Fortune 500 organizations. He is the author of The End of the Innocence: The 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair, Future: A Recent History, Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture, Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America, ...moreMore about Lawrence R. Samuel...