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In 1775 Cherokee leaders sold most of Tennessee and Kentucky to the recently arrived white settlers, but Dragging Canoe, a proud chief, said that the sacred land should not be defiled by the white man's ax and plow. "This is the Dark and Bloody Ground!" he proclaimed to the assembled chiefs.

Perhaps it is the abundance of decaying mansions that harbor dark and sinister secr
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 25th 2000 by Thomas Nelson
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Betsy Phillips
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book of true Tennessee ghost stories. Very well-written and highly entertaining.
Dennis Phillips
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I buy and read books about ghosts on a fairly regular basis and have found that there is seldom a proper balance between the ghost story itself and the history of the possible haunt. Some authors breeze along with one ghost story after another never quite giving the reader any real idea of what may have caused the haunting. Other authors spend most of their time telling the reader why the place might be haunted and then spend only a paragraph or two on actual sightings of the ghost. It is rare i ...more
David Brooks
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is difficult to find well written, well structured, and interesting books like this. Too often they're turned into re-imagined narratives or delivered in a manner that is overly goofy and childish. However, this book has a great tone, historical context, well structured vignettes, and great structure. The only think I would've liked to see was perhaps a little bit more depth on a couple of the sections or more discussion of folklore in relations to the unique hauntings of the area. ...more
Seraphina Hart
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you are interested in the strange happenings in Tennessee then this would be a good book to start with.
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Christopher Kiernan Coleman has written extensively on History, Folklore and culture, as well as military history; he has had articles published in both popular magazines and scholarly journals has six books currently in print. He has previously published books with Rutledge Hill Press, Cumberland House, Thomas Nelson, Source Books, Barnes & Noble, Fall River Press, John F. Bair and Schiffer Publi ...more

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