Book Review: Ghost Soldiers of Gettyburg

20 07 2014

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me a sneak peek into this new book on Gettysburg Ghosts.cover47873-medium

Title:  Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg

Author:  Patrick Burke and Jack Roth

Genre:  Non-Fiction, Paranormal

Publisher:  Lleweyllyn

Available:  October 2014

My rating:  4 of 5 stars

Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg is not just another book of Ghost Stories.  The authors have spent countless hours on the field and researching the battle.  In relating their findings, they also provide the history of the battle, background on techniques and equipment, as well as interpretation of findings.  It’s quite a different look at the Gettysburg Ghosts.

It is a varied selection of ghost materials and should interest the beginner and the advanced ghost story reader.  The authors use eye witness accounts of sitings, as well as their own experiences and technological evidence.  They dig into the accounts of the battle, trying to match battle action to personal encounters.  It, in some cases, is quite fascinating what they discover.

I like the strait forward approach of this book as well.  They are not trying to create a mood or scare you.  It’s more a presentation of the information, a very different approach from other books that I have read on the topic.

If you’re a lover of Gettysburg Ghost, you’ll appreciate this book.  If you love ghost hunting, you will also enjoy the techniques mentioned and the history it highlights.

I was provided a copy of the book by the publisher.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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