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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ghosts, Legends, Lore

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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ghosts, Legends, Lore

E. Ashley Rooney

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, is haunted by history, from the eternally fanatic Puritans and Royalists to the clever specters of Harvard and MIT. Explore many ghosts and legends of the area. Thrill to a game of Hide and Seek with a ghost dressed in red velvet. Consider a British prisoner who blows out candles in Christ Church. Be amazed at the ability of the Irish to leave their land on “coffin ships” to make their way to Massachusetts. Marvel at the ambition of East Apthorp, who haunted Harvard students through the twentieth century, the generosity of Harry Widener, who still haunts his library, and the birth of forensic science at one of the great criminal trials of the nineteenth century. Chuckle at great pranks pulled by Harvard and MIT students. These stories are part of history; now you can learn them, too—if you dare…

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 23 b/w photos | Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764332555 | Binding: soft cover


E. Ashley Rooney spellbinds her readers with her well-told tales of tortured souls. She has written many books about history and the supernatural, and lives in Massachusetts.