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Mysterious Celtic mythology in American folklore book cover

Mysterious Celtic mythology in American folklore

Bob Curran

398.0973 /Curran
Nonfiction

The darkest fears and wildest dreams of people throughout history survive in legends, fairy tales, and bedtime stories. A respected Celtic expert, Bob Curran explores nineteen regional tales from all over the United States and traces their origins to the ancient mythology of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Celtic Europeans brought their folktales with them to America. Once they reached American soil, they adapted their stories, replacing details popular in the old country with those more relevant to the new world. Divided into chapters, these regionally distinct stories trace the beginnings of vampires, headless horsemen, witches, banshees, and other mythical creatures.

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How to kill a vampire : fangs in folklore, film and fiction book cover

How to kill a vampire : fangs in folklore, film and fiction

Liisa Ladouceur

133.423 /Ladouceur
Paranormal, Nonfiction

Citing examples from folklore, as well as horror films, TV shows, and works of fiction, this book details all known ways to prevent vampirism, including how to protect oneself against attacks and how to destroy vampires. While offering explanations on the origins and uses of most commonly known tactics in fending off vampirism, the book also delves much deeper by collecting historical accounts of unusual burial rites and shocking superstitions from European history, from the "real" Serbian vampire Arnold Paole to the unique Bulgarian Djadadjii.

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Blurred lines : rethinking sex, power, and consent on campus book cover

Blurred lines : rethinking sex, power, and consent on campus

Vanessa Grigoriadis

362.883 /Grigoriadis
Nonfiction

"What's really happening behind closed doors on America's college campuses? A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front lines. Women use fresh, smart methods to fight entrenched sexism and sexual assault even as they celebrate their own sexuality as never before. Many 'woke' male students are more sensitive to women's concerns than previous generations ever were, while other men perpetuate the most cruel misogyny. Amid such apparent contradictions, it's no surprise that intense confusion shrouds the topic of sex on campus. Vanessa Grigoriadis dispels that confusion as no other writer could by traveling to schools large and small, embedding in their social whirl, and talking candidly with dozens of students--among them, both accusers and accused-- as well as administrators, parents, and researchers. Her unprecedented investigation presents a host of new truths. She reveals which times and settings are most dangerous for women (for instance, beware the 'red zone'); she demystifies the welter of conflicting statistics about the prevalence of campus rape; she makes a strong case that not all 'sexual assault' is equivalent; and she offers convincing if controversial advice on how schools, students, and parents can make college a safer, richer experience. The sum of her fascinating, fly-on-the-wall reportage is a revelatory account of how long-standing rules of sex and power are being rewritten from scratch."--Jacket.

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Brave : cult member, runaway, captive, starlet, victim, sex symbol, justice seeker book cover

Brave : cult member, runaway, captive, starlet, victim, sex symbol, justice seeker

Rose McGowan

BIOGRAPHY McGowan, Rose
Nonfiction

"The surprising and captivating memoir and radical manifesto of one of the most controversial women in Hollywood--actress, activist, musician, director, and all-around feminist badass Rose McGowan"--

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Best be ready to dig into a serious read. I don't wish what Rose McGowan experienced on anyone. -Melody

The illustrated world encyclopedia of knives, swords, spears & daggers : through history in over 1500 photographs book cover

The illustrated world encyclopedia of knives, swords, spears & daggers : through history in over 1500 photographs

Harvey J. S Withers

623.441 /Withers
Nonfiction

This comprehensive encyclopedia of edged weapons is both an authoritative reference work & a visual directory, explaining the development of these weapons through the centuries, describing their capabilities & individual specifications.

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Because you'll need to know the difference between a katana and a short sword. -Melody

National geographic guide to the world's supernatural places : more than 250 spine-chilling destinations around the globe book cover

National geographic guide to the world's supernatural places : more than 250 spine-chilling destinations around the globe

Sarah Bartlett

133 /Bartlett
Nonfiction

"Witches and demons, ghosts and vampires, aliens and voodoo spirit...from spooky to chilling to downright weird, signs of the supernatural have terrified -- and fascinated -- people for centuries. Dare to discover some of the world's most puzzling enigmas in this remarkable book, which reveals a dazzling array of haunted castles, forbidden hideaways and otherwise eerie landmarks."--Description from Amazon.com.

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Be fierce : stop harassment and take your power back book cover

Be fierce : stop harassment and take your power back

Gretchen Carlson

364.153 /Carlson
Nonfiction

The star news anchor recalls her career-risking decision to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, shares the stories of women who have faced similar challenges, and outlines recommendations from lawyers, psychologists, and other professionals on how to resist injustice.

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Carlson offers a 12-step plan an individual can take to handle the harassment. The book describes many harrowing stories that seem familiar to too many women. -Melody

The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters book cover

The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters

133.1 /Penguin
Nonfiction

The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath. Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living--and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife.

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