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Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death

 
 
 
 
Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death
Author: Deborah Blum
ISBN 13: 9780143038955
ISBN 10: 143038958
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007-05-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $16.00
 
 

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author tells the amazing story of William James's quest for empirical evidence of the spirit world

What if a world -renowned philosopher and professor of psychiatry at Harvard suddenly announced he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, the illustrious William James led a determined scientific investigation into "unexplainable" incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. James and a small group of eminent scientists staked their reputations, their careers, even their sanity on one of the most extraordinary quests ever undertaken: to empirically prove the existence of ghosts, spirits, and psychic phenomena. What they pursued- and what they found-raises questions as fascinating today as they were then.

New York Times Book Review

Fascinating ... Blum tells her literally wondrous tale very well.