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The abominable Mr. Seabrook, Joe Ollmann

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The abominable Mr. Seabrook
Title
The abominable Mr. Seabrook
Statement of responsibility
Joe Ollmann
Title variation
Abominable Mister Seabrook
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the early twentieth century, travel writing represented the desire for the expanding bourgeoisie to experience the exotic cultures of the world past their immediate surroundings. Journalist William Buehler Seabrook was emblematic of this trend--participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals and most notably, popularizing the term 'zombie' in the West. A string of his bestselling books show an engaged, sympathetic gentleman hoping to share these strange, hidden delights with the rest of the world. He was willing to go deeper than any outsider had before. But, of course, there was a dark side. Seabrook was a barely functioning alcoholic who was deeply obsessed with bondage and the so-called mystical properties of pain and degradation. His life was a series of traveling highs and drunken lows; climbing on and falling off the wagon again and again. What led the popular and vivid writer to such a sad state? Cartoonist Joe Ollmann spent seven years researching Seabrook's life, interviewing surviving family and accessing long neglected archives, in order to piece together the peripatetic life of a forgotten American writer. Often weaving in Seabrook's own words and those of his biographers, Ollmann posits Seabrook the believer versus Seabrook the exploiter, and leaves the reader to consider where one ends and the other begins."--
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Title
The abominable Mr. Seabrook
Creator
Summary
"Journalist William Buehler Seabrook, participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals and most notably, popularizing the term “zombie” in the West, was willing to go deeper in his travels than any outsider had before. But, of course, there was a dark side."--Provided by the publisher
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10556179
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
070.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.E115
LC item number
Z795 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Joe Ollmann
The abominable Mr. Seabrook, Joe Ollmann
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The abominable Mr. Seabrook, Joe Ollmann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn951552614
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http://contentcafe2.btol.com/ContentCafe/Jacket.aspx?UserID=EBSDVR53400&Password=CC19341&Return=1&Type=M&Value=9781770462670&erroroverride=1
Dimensions
23 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781770462670
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations

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