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The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City's Most Famous Haunts (Paperback)

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Behind the crumbling walls, under the ancient bricks and the nearly forgotten streetcar tracks, the ghosts of Chicago live on.

From Resurrection Mary and Al Capone to the Murder Castle of H. H. Holmes and the funeral train of Abraham Lincoln, the spine-tingling sights and sounds of Chicago’s yesteryear are still with us . . . and so are its ghosts.

Seeking to find out what we really know about the ghastly past of this famously haunted metropolis, professional ghost hunter and historian Adam Selzer pieces together the truth behind Chicago’s ghosts, and brings to light dozens of never-before-told firsthand accounts. Take a historical tour of the famous and not-so-famous haunts around town, from the Alley of Death and Mutilation to Satan’s Mile and beyond. Sometimes the real story is far different from the urban legend—and most of the time it’s even gorier.

About the Author

Adam Selzer lived in Des Moines back before it was cool, then tried out a series of small Georgia towns that will probably never be cool before settling in Chicago. In addition to several books on Chicago history and ghostlore, he s the author of several young adult and middle grade novels, including "How To Get Suspended and Influence People" (which is part of the ALA s Banned Books Week packet), "I Kissed a Zombie and I liked It", and "Sparks" (under the name SJ Adams, a Stonewall Honor book for 2013). He has seen Bob Dylan in concert more than forty times, holds a world record for Most Richard Nixon jokes in a Children s Book, and often performs music, both solo and with various bands, at science fiction conventions. Visit him online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738736112
ISBN-10: 0738736112
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication Date: September 8th, 2013
Pages: 339
Language: English