By Hannah Nordhaus
“A haunting tale concerning the lengthy succeed in of the past.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’S Fresh Air
“In this fascinating booklet, [Nordhaus] stocks her trip to find who her immigrant ancestor rather was—and what unusual alchemy made the assumption of her linger lengthy after she was once gone.” —People
La Posada—“place of rest”—was as soon as a grand Santa Fe mansion. It belonged to Abraham and Julia Staab, who emigrated from Germany within the mid-nineteenth century. once they died, the home grew to become a resort. And within the Seventies, the inn bought a resident ghost—a unhappy, dark-eyed girl in a protracted costume. unusual issues started to take place there: vases moved, glasses flew, blankets have been ripped from beds. Julia Staab died in 1896—but her ghost, they are saying, lives on.
In American Ghost, Julia’s great-great-granddaughter, Hannah Nordhaus, strains her ancestor’s transfiguration from nineteenth-century Jewish bride to fashionable phantom. kin diaries, pictures, and newspaper clippings take her on a riveting trip via 300 years of German background and the yank immigrant adventure. With the aid of historians, genealogists, kin, and ghost hunters, she weaves a masterful, relocating tale of fin-de-siècle Europe and pioneer existence, villains and visionaries, medication and spiritualism, mind's eye and fact, exploring how lives develop into legends, and what these legends let us know approximately who we are.
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American Ghost: A Family's Extraordinary History on the Desert Frontier by Hannah Nordhaus