The Werewolf Book by Brad Steiger
The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

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With 250 entries, this updated filmography and resource is the encyclopedic guide to all things lycanthropic and a fascinating compendium of comparative mythology and folklore. Delving into the 15th century to uncover the origins of the werewolf legend, it is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages, landing on the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, Michael Lupo (Lupo is "wolf" in Italian), and Fritz Haarman who slaughtered and ate his victims–selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop. The photos and drawings provide hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries, and a helpful chronology of lycanthropic activities dates back 140,000 years to the first mixing of human and lupine blood. Werewolf hunters of all ages will appreciate the detailed section on slaying the beast, while potential victims will find the information on detecting and warding away the occasional wayward wolfman more to their immediate liking—if not need.
 

About Brad Steiger

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BRAD STEIGER and SHERRY HANSEN STEIGER have—together and separately—written more than one hundred books  including Christmas Miracles (winner of the 2002 Storytelling Award from Storytelling World magazine) and Dog Miracles. The Steigers have appeared on Hard Copy, Inside Edition, and Entertainment Tonight, and in specials on HBO, Discovery, History, and A&E. They were featured in twenty-two episodes of the syndicated series, Could It Be a Miracle?
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Visible Ink Press. 385 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Horror. Non-fiction

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Brad Steiger's The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings is an opus of werewolf entertainment worth howling for.

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Despite the egregiously bad The Howling: Reborn , we also had Glen Duncan’s celebrated lycanthropic literary fiction, The Last Werewolf, and now Brad Steiger’s generally strong The Werewolf Book has gotten a second edition.

Nov 15 2011 | Read Full Review of The Werewolf Book: The Encycl...

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