The Ghost

  • Filename: the-ghost.
  • ISBN: 9781416551829
  • Release Date: 2008-08-19
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Retired British prime minister Adam Lang sets out to write a tell-all memoir of his life and political career, an effort for which he hires a ghostwriter who uncovers dangerous secrets about the former leader's term.

The Ghost

  • Filename: the-ghost.
  • ISBN: 088436271X
  • Release Date: 1976
  • Number of pages: 37
  • Author: Eve Bunting
  • Publisher:



A young girl is visited by a ghost who warns her of a theft and gives her some insight into her father's remarriage.

The Ghost

  • Filename: the-ghost.
  • ISBN: 9781501108815
  • Release Date: 2016-05-31
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Monica McCarty
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



1314. Joan Comyn swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce after the English tortured her mother. Now she uses her beauty to ferret out secrets and has become the most wanted spy in England. Alex Seton once stood with Bruce, but now fights for England and is determined to uncover "the ghost's" identity.

Ghosts

  • Filename: ghosts.
  • ISBN: 0545540615
  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Raina Telgemeier
  • Publisher: Graphix



Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new home is haunted, and Maya sets her heart on meeting a ghost.

The Ghost in the Atom

  • Filename: the-ghost-in-the-atom.
  • ISBN: 0521457289
  • Release Date: 1993-07-30
  • Number of pages: 157
  • Author: P. C. W. Davies
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. In this book Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing the theory, with radically different views of its significance.

The Ghost of Freedom

  • Filename: the-ghost-of-freedom.
  • ISBN: 0198039549
  • Release Date: 2008-02-11
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Charles King
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most of the twentieth century lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya. Combining riveting storytelling with insightful analysis, The Ghost of Freedom is the first general history of the modern Caucasus, stretching from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to the rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse. In evocative and accessible prose, Charles King reveals how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventurers have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland, providing an indispensable guide to the complicated histories, politics, and cultures of this intriguing frontier. Based on new research in multiple languages, the book shows how the struggle for freedom in the mountains, hills, and plains of the Caucasus has been a perennial theme over the last two hundred years--a struggle which has led to liberation as well as to new forms of captivity. The book sheds valuable light on the origins of modern disputes, including the ongoing war in Chechnya, conflicts in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and debates over oil from the Caspian Sea and its impact on world markets. Ranging from the salons of Russian writers to the circus sideshows of America, from the offices of European diplomats to the villages of Muslim mountaineers, The Ghost of Freedom paints a rich portrait of one of the world's most turbulent and least understood regions.

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

  • Filename: the-ghost-of-crutchfield-hall.
  • ISBN: 9780547385600
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 153
  • Author: Mary Downing Hahn
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.

Giving Up the Ghost

  • Filename: giving-up-the-ghost.
  • ISBN: 0814327214
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Katherine A. Fowkes
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press



Giving Up the Ghost provides an in-depth analysis of comedy and romantic ghost films. Using post-Freudian, Lacanian and feminist approaches, Giving Up the Ghost examines a range of popular movies, including Heaven Can Wait (1978), Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991) and Ghost (1990). Katherine A. Fowkes outlines startling similarities among recent ghost films and films from the late 1930s and 1940s, speculating on the significance of ghosts and angels as subjects of film narrative. Giving Up the Ghost explores gender blurring to achieve an alternate conception of voyeurism and visual distance in cinema, linking films as diverse as the melodramatic Always (1986) and the comedy Ghost Dad (1990).

The Ghost of Graylock

  • Filename: the-ghost-of-graylock.
  • ISBN: 9780545469548
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Dan Poblocki
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.



Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting? Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall. It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods. As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He's got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back. Neil might think he's prepared for what he'll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he's certainly not prepared for what follows him home. . . . Scary, suspenseful, and surprising, Dan Poblocki's latest ghost story will keep you turning pages deep into the dead of night.

Ghost Fleet

  • Filename: ghost-fleet.
  • ISBN: 9780544145979
  • Release Date: 2015-06-30
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: P. W. Singer
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



"A novel that reads like science fiction but bristles with rich detail about how the next World War could be fought." —Vice “A modern-day successor to tomes such as The Hunt for Red October from the late Tom Clancy.” —USA Today What Will World War III Look Like? Ghost Fleet is a page-turning imagining of a war set in the not-too-distant future. Navy captains battle through a modern-day Pearl Harbor; fighter pilots duel with stealthy drones; teenage hackers fight in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on who can best blend the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. But what makes the story even more notable is that every trend and technology in book—no matter how sci-fi it may seem—is real. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, Ghost Fleet has drawn praise as a new kind of technothriller while also becoming the new “must-read” for military leaders around the world. “A wild book, a real page-turner.” —The Economist “Ghost Fleet is a thrilling trip through a terrifyingly plausible tomorrow. This is not just an excellent book, but an excellent book by those who know what they are talking about. Prepare to lose some sleep.”—D. B. Weiss, writer of HBO’s Game of Thrones “It’s exciting, but it’s terrifying at the same time.”—General Robert Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

King Leopold s Ghost

  • Filename: king-leopold-s-ghost.
  • ISBN: 0547525737
  • Release Date: 1999-09-03
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.

The Ghost of Ratemo

  • Filename: the-ghost-of-ratemo.
  • ISBN: 0435891715
  • Release Date: 1993-06-29
  • Number of pages: 29
  • Author: James Ngumy
  • Publisher: Heinemann



One of a series of readers for African students which aims to help them to develop an awareness and a love of language, and consists of stories from all over Africa. In this story Ratemo and his father set out to deliver a coffin to the next village. Feeling tired, Ratemo lies down in the coffin.

The Ghost That Haunted Itself

  • Filename: the-ghost-that-haunted-itself.
  • ISBN: 9781780574387
  • Release Date: 2012-02-24
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Jan-Andrew Henderson
  • Publisher: Random House



Greyfrair's Cemetery in Edinburgh has a centuries old reputation for being haunted. Its gruesome history includes use as a mass prison, headstone removal, witchcraft, bodysnatching, desecration, corpse dumping and live burial. In 1998, something new and inexplicable began occurring in the graveyard. Visitors encountered 'cold spots', strange smells and banging noises. They found themselves overcome by nausea, or cut and bruised by something they could not see. Over the space of two years, twenty-four people were knocked unconscious. Homes next to the graveyard wall became plagued by crockery smashing, objects moving and unidentified laughter. Witnesses to these attacks ran into the hundreds. There were two exorcisms of the area. Both failed. The section of Greyfriars where the attacks occurred is now chained shut. The entity responsible has been named the 'Mackenzie Poltergeist'. It has become one of the best-documented and most conclusive paranormal cases in history. The Poltergeist is still growing stronger. This is its story.

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