|Title:||The True History of the Elephant Man: The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick|
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|ePUB size:||1743 kb|
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|Publisher:||Allison and Busby (January 22, 2007)|
The book gives a very good picture of the period in England and Europe durring the period of the late 1800's and early 1900's. The descriptions of the "freak shows" and the living conditions of the poor are the saddest and the worst descriptions of our society I have encountered. Short, yet factually accurate and engrossing, Peter Ford's book lays out the true story of Joseph Carey Merrick, stripped of the fiction and Dickensian caricatures. One person found this helpful.
The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become part of popular mythology. Download options: Option 1 (added 9 months ago). Due to horrible physical deformities, he spent much of his life as a fair-ground freak. He was hounded, persecuted, and starving, until his fortune changed and he was rescued, housed, and fed by the distinguished surgeon, Frederick Treves. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become part of popular mythology.
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The previous autumn, while the book was in the press, Bernard Pomerance’s play, The Elephant Man (until then known mainly from ‘art theatre’ productions), was presented on Broadway. There it met with considerable popular success and in due course a Tony award, besides giving David Bowie his first serious stage role when he took over the lead . The extraordinary concentration of interest in the life of Joseph Carey Merrick that was caused by these treatments, imaginative and documentary, had two main effects. First, it established the story itself as an invariably moving myth in popular consciousness.
Peter Ford, Michael Howell.
English April 1st, 2010 ISBN: 1602397368 240 Pages EPUB . 0MB. In this gripping book he recounts his remarkable life nursing in some of the world's most dangerous and challenging locations, including South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. He also details his nursing career in some of Australia's most remote settlements, where anything can be waiting at the end of a long and dusty outback road: a major road accident, a suicide, a broken arm, a stabbing.
In Sons of Cain - a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime - investigative historian Peter Vronsky examines our understanding of serial killing from its prehistoric anthropological evolutionary dimensions in the pre-civilization era (c. 15,000 BC) to today. Delving further back into human history and deeper into the human psyche than Serial Killers - Vronsky's 2004 book, which has been called "the definitive history of the phenomenon of serial murder" - he focuses strictly on sexual serial killers. The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery by Wendy Moore -. This book's story begins some few decades before Merrick's own but also explores early medical history. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs
By Peter Ford and Michael Howell.