The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned

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"Welcome to a record of the damned. 'By damned,' wrote Charles Fort in 1919, 'I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of the data that Science has excluded.' Fort's record of the unknown was one of the first to expose us to visitors from space, monsters, poltergeists, and floating islands. Frogs fall from the sky. Mysterious airships take flight in an age before the airplane. People disappear, reappear, and spontaneously combust.a This stand-alone, handsome edition exposes today's readers to the core work of Fort's extraordinary career-in which he pushed us to ask- What is out there? 'To me no one in the world has suggested the underlying depths and mysteries and possibilities as has Fort. To me he is simply stupendous.' Theodore Dreiser 'Thea enfant terrible aof science.' The New York Times ' The Book of the Damned awhispered that there was something very wrong with how we thought about the world. Fort deliberately pushed his 'damned facts' on his readers, insisting that science had constructed its convenienttheories only by ignoring those facts that gave us trouble.' Jim Steinmeyer, authora Charles Fort- The Man Who Invented the Supernatural "
Publisher: New York City :, Tarcher,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781101983249
1101983248
Branch Call Number: 001.94 Fort 03/2016
Characteristics: 389 pages ;,21 cm.

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violet_cat_1889 Apr 18, 2015

I only became interested in Charles Fort after having to read Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet, in which the characters read Lo! and many events connect to Lo! I feel Charles Fort is overlooked by the new generation reading books filled with curse words and profaneness as landfills are filled with garbage. At first, it is hard to understand Fort's wording, but it soon begins to make sense (as it did for the characters in Chasing Vermeer).

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