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North Carolina Ghosts & Legends

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

This collection of tales was originally published as An Illustrated Guide to Ghosts and Mysterious Occurences in the Old North State. To her group of classic stories, Mrs. Roberts has added three new tales about...


South-African Folk-Tales

by James Albert Honey

The folk tales of South Africa are fascinating and full of beautiful stories of animals, gods and magic.


The Dead Beat

by Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world—so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead....


Eskimo Folk-Tales

by W. W. Worster

The folk tales of the Inuit are some of the most unique in the entire world, completely isolated for thousands of years in the icy, windswept north, they believed they were the only peoples on Earth and this...


Legends of Gods and Ghosts - (Hawaiian Mythology) - Collected and Translated from the Hawaiian

by William Drake Westervelt

A collection of the beautiful and descriptive tales of ghosts and myths from the Hawaiian Islands, complete with a glossary of Hawaiian place names and words. Fans of ghost stories and Hawaiian history will...


The Realm of Faerie - Fairy Life and Legend in Britain (Folklore History Series)

by Wirt Sikes

This fantastic book is a must read for anybody who has an interest in fairy lore and the history of folklore concerning the fairy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and...


Manners And Social Usages

by Mary Elizabeth Sherwood

A manual written for any social scenario that might occur to somebody from the upper-middle classes at the turn of the 20th century. A lot of this book may seem anachronistic in the modern age but it is a fascinating...


Folk Lore In Lowland Scotland

by Eve Blantyre Simpson

The folklore of Scotland is rich and vibrant, this is a classic collection of folk stories with on Beltane and the vanished races, fairies, fisherman's superstitions, witches and wizards and much more.


Self-Help Books: Why Americans Keep Reading Them

by Sandra K. Dolby

Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help...


Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit: The Culture of Festivals in the American South

by Rodger Lyle Brown

Everybody knows about community festivals that celebrate the good ol' days--events like Rattlesnake Roundup, Peanut Days, and Mule Day. Countless towns around the South stage them. They set aside one weekend...


Wiregrass Country

by Jerrilyn McGregory

Wiregrass (Aristida stricta) refers to a genus of flora that depends on fire ecology for germination. Although its growth is widespread from the Chesapeake Bay to the western brim of Texas, only one region has...


Carolina Piedmont Country

by John M. Coggeshall

For over a century cotton production influenced the folklife of the Carolina Piedmont. In the wake of the reconstruction in the 1870s the Piedmont sprouted a number of industrial towns whose cotton mills utilized...


Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

by Michael Ann Williams

The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions...


Ghosts of the Carolinas

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

More spooky tales and folklore from a master storyteller


Civil War Ghost Stories & Legends

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

Few events have sparked more legends and stories of the supernatural than America's Civil War. The accounts of gallantry and heroism have spread far and wide. Nancy Roberts grew up listening to her father's...


Gleams From Japan

by S. Katsumata

First published in 1937 this is a collection of articles written by the author under the pseudonym 'Waseda Eisaku' for the Japan Tourist Bureau's magazine over twenty five years. Intended to satisfy the intellectual...


The Gospel of Food

by Barry Glassner

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods,...


The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui

by Affleck Gray

In an acclaimed account of the terrifying figure said to haunt the desolate passes and summit of Britain's second highest mountain, this book takes on one of Scotland's most chilling unsolved mysteries. Throughout...


France - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Tomalin

France has experienced considerable upheaval in recent years. The Eurozone crisis, a new socialist president, rioting by an alienated underclass, a ban on the burqa (full veil) in public places, and an attempt...


Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition

by Peter Tate

The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find:

Cranes

“Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.”

Russian proverb...