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  • Book Review: The Witch of Lime Street

    The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher (Crown Publishers) NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO, America was gripped by occult fever. The vast death toll from the Great War had sparked a mainstream spiritualism craze. A raft of psychics and spirit mediums popped up to offer their peculiar …

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    I'd find the review more convincing if it didn't contain major errors which suggest a lack of research by the writer.
    • The revival of spiritualism arose in Europe not the USA. Europe suffered vastly more killed than did the USA
    • Kingsley Doyle Conan Doyle's son did not die of the flu - he died of pneumonia as a long term result of the injuries that he suffered on the Somme in 1916. Conan Doyle's interest in spiritualism had begun as early as 1906 after the death of his wife.
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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