Ghosts of Newport: Spirits, Scoundrels, Legends and Lore

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 126 pages
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Today’s Newport attracts countless visitors from around the world; its streets are alive with art, culture, wealth and beauty. Yet the city harbors echoes of a dark and turbulent past, including a variety of haunted sites: the Jailhouse Inn, Astor’s Beechwood, the White Horse Tavern—America’s oldest tavern—and many more. These stories show a side of Newport that history books alone could never tell, and help you peer past the city’s gilded façade to discover dark secrets sure to spook and surprise.
  

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There is an error on page 122. H. P. Lovecraft did not start the publishing house of Arkham House. It was begun by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei in Sauk City, Wisconsin. The began it to publish Lovecraft's books and other horror and fantasy books. Derleth and Wandrei wrote their own horror and fantasy books, too. Derleth was primarily responsible for bringing Lovecraft's work to a wide reading public.
I enjoyed the historical bits in this book, but I am wondering how true they all are...
Dorothy Pugh
 

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I got this book in the gift shop of The Breakers this past summer. It was a quick fun read, especially for Halloween, although it had a lot of random things in it that weren't even related to Newport. It was heavy on history though, which I liked. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Prudence Patience Hope and Despair
9
Last in Peace
46
Great Gilded Ghosts
62
Legendary Newport
88
Spirit Guide to Newport and Vicinity
125
About the Author
127
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