American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Tantor Media, Inc. 2015
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
ISBN:
9781494528164
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, and dancing balls of light. La Posada-"place of rest"-had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home's original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother, Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Street Date:
03/10/2015
Language:
English
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Hannah Nordhaus. (2015). American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hannah Nordhaus. 2015. American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest. Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hannah Nordhaus, American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest. Tantor Media, Inc, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hannah Nordhaus. American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
845467ce-fcaa-6a9c-74a3-c3dd357e90ba
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Dec 03, 2016 04:23:43
Date Updated:
Sep 15, 2019 01:51:58
Last Metadata Check:
Sep 15, 2019 08:12:09
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 31, 2019 17:54:54
Last Availability Check:
Sep 15, 2019 08:12:10
Last Availability Change:
Aug 11, 2019 22:32:59
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Sep 16, 2019 01:44:44

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1219-1/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1219-1/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1219-1/428/723/AE/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1219-1/428/723/AE/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781494578169
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781494528164
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781494578169
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781494528164
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Hannah Nordhaus
title
American Ghost
dateAdded
2016-12-02T23:27:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=357&titleID=2143789
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Rangeview Library District (CO)
          • id: 1636
sortTitle
American Ghost A Familys Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
crossRefId
2143789
subtitle
A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
id
428723ae-8e55-44c3-b627-f5afaab3aa40
starRating
3.4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: AmericanGhost9781494578169
      • partCount: 8
      • fileSize: 248599962
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781494578169
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781494528164
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 03/02/2015
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1219-1/2143789-AmericanGhost.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: AmericanGhost9781494578169
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 248566173
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781494578169
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781494528164
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 03/02/2015
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1219-1/2143789-AmericanGhost.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: racism
      • value: florida
      • value: 1930s
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Nordhaus, Hannah
      • bioText: Hannah Nordhaus is the nationally bestselling author of The Beekeeper's Lament and American Ghost. An award-winning journalist, Hannah has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, the Village Voice, Outside magazine, and other publications. She lives with her family in Boulder, Colorado.
      • name: Hannah Nordhaus
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Sands, Xe
      • name: Xe Sands
imprint
Tantor Audio
publishDate
2015-03-10T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
American Ghost
fullDescription
The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, and dancing balls of light. La Posada-"place of rest"-had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home's original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother, Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth.
popularity
478
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFQAAAA2k/products/428723ae-8e55-44c3-b627-f5afaab3aa40/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
428723ae-8e55-44c3-b627-f5afaab3aa40
starRating
3.4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1219-1/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1219-1/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1219-1/428/723/AE/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1219-1/428/723/AE/{428723AE-8E55-44C3-B627-F5AFAAB3AA40}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: History
      • value: New Age
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
03/10/2015
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, and dancing balls of light. La Posada-"place of rest"-had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home's original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother, Julia, from her childhood in...
sortTitle
American Ghost A Familys Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
crossRefId
2143789
awards
      • source: AudioFile
      • value: Earphones Award
subtitle
A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
publisher
Tantor Media, Inc.