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Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, and Saboteurs
Ghosts can be found wherever tragedy left its mark, where men's and women's lives ended so quickly that their spirit may not even realize that they?re dead, where soldiers, so focused on duty, still patrol the front lines of long-finished wars. The battlefields of the world are imprinted with the passion, fear, and horror of the soldiers who took lives and many times sacri ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by New Page Books
(first published 2006)
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The book I chose was "Ghosts of War" It is by Jeff Bellanger and I believe his purpose was to inform and entertain at the same time I see this by him telling a story while informing readers about the war itself. The book itself is about wars. It is also about the ghosts left by the war. The book is written in the way that you would learn about the war and the ghosts equally. I believe this book is not for those who just want to learn about ghosts or just about the wars because it mixes both elem ...more
This book has some chilling, true-life ghost stories, but it shares the problems many such volumes have: an overabundance of typographical errors and a shortage of scares. One thing Belanger does well is integrate the history with the ghost stories--a couple of the locales mentioned are in my vicinity, including Fort Erie--though it doesn't always strike the perfect balance between fact and superstition. But there is a real sense of grounding in history, especially in the chapter on Gettysburg. ...more
Jeff Belanger was first introduced to ghosts and the supernatural at age ten, when he and some friends took a Ouija board to a known haunted house in Newtown, Connecticut. He has been writing about ghosts and the supernatural since 1997 when he first interviewed renowned ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. In 1998, he was tapped to research and write the script for a documentary film on Dudleyto ...moreMore about Jeff Belanger