Monday, October 18, 2010

New in Paperback: Occult America by Mitch Horowitz

About a year ago, we liked Occult America quite a lot when it came out in hardcover. The paperback edition, out this month from Bantam, should just make it easier to take this interesting little book by by Tarcher/Penguin editor-in-chief Mitch Horowitz on the bus.

As the title implies, Horowitz’ book looks at how the occult has impacted the development of the United States. (Hint: More than a little.)

“Mysteries can be found wherever you look,” Horowitz tells us early on, “especially when you’re not sure what you’re looking for.” There is much in Occult America that is more grounded, less esoteric, but what could be more filled with poetic truth?

Occult America is fantastic: interesting, entertaining, enlightening, sometimes even moving.



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