The Big Book of Maryland Ghost Stories

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 417 pages
The narratives in this new book are more than just tales of haunting spirits; they are also about our land and our history, and Ed breathes life into them as few writers have done before. This is quite simply the largest and best collection ever published on the subject. Hal Roth, Tidewater Times columnist Maryland has been an important crossroads since its settlement more than 375 years ago. That strategic location has provided the Old Line State with a rich history and a large body of folklore, from the seafaring legends of the Eastern Shore to the mountain tales of the rugged western counties. Included in this collection of more than 140 stories are tales of ghosts of executed Hessians in Cecil County, the haunts of Fort McHenry, spirits of notorious Maryland residents John Wilkes Booth and Edgar Allen Poe, tragic specters at the Antietam Battlefield, and the tortured ghosts of prisoners of war at Point Lookout.

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Central Maryland 69
Annapolis and Baltimore 137
Southern Maryland 187
Western Maryland 267
Along the MasonDixon Line 335
Selected Bibliography 401
Acknowledgments 415
About the Author 417
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Ed Okonowicz is a freelance writer and instructor at the University of Delaware. He is the author of many books on Delmarva culture, crime, and the unexplained. He lives in Elkton, Maryland.

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