The legendary vampire has a rich history. Vampires takes a look at where vampires came from, how they got their names from the blood-sucking vampire bat, to the real-life Dracula. Bram Stoker launched vampires into the mainstream with his book, Dracula, inspired by the tyrant, Vlad the Impaler. The vampires strengths, like immortality, and weaknesses, like sunlight and the classes stake through the heart, are discussed. This title takes a look at the effect vampires have had on the pop culture in movies and video games as well as how people may have confused a rare medical condition as vampirism. Unique quotes and facts add dimension to the text, without making it overwhelming. A glossary of subject-specific words enhances the reader’s understanding and knowledge. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.