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Vollers, Maryanne

Overview
Works: 33 works in 96 publications in 7 languages and 9,690 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Creator, Other
Classifications: RC280.B8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maryanne Vollers
Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A physician stranded at the South Pole describes how she discovered a lump in her breast, treated herself with a biopsy and chemotherapy, and was rescued by the Air National Guard, and reflects on her experiences and her colleagues. The Antarctic winter, with temperatures 100 below zero, shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes or boats and the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up. During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of forty-one people, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via satellite e-mail with doctors in the U.S., she was forced to perform a biopsy & in June began to treat herself with chemotherapy, in order to insure that she could survive until conditions permitted her rescue in October. A daring rescue by the Air National Guard ensued, who landed, dropped off a replacement physician, & in less than five minutes took off with Dr. Nielsen. Set in one of the most remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscapes on earth, Jerri Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experiences is a thrilling adventure of researchers & scientists embattled by a hostile environment, a chronicle of the marvels -- and limits -- of modern medical technology, & a penetrating exploration of the dynamics of an isolated, intensely connected community faced with adversity. But at its core this is a powerfully moving drama of one woman's voyage of self-discovery & courage & the fierce dedication of scores of colleagues -- both known & unknown to her -- whose aid proved to be her salvation. "Ice Bound" is the inspiring true story of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician with breast cancer stranded at a South Pole research station, whose amazing rescue made headlines around the globe. Set in a remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscape, Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experience is a thrilling adventure
All that is bitter & sweet : a memoir by Ashley Judd ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ashley Judd is an award-winning film and stage actor known for both box-office hits and art-house gems. Yet in 2002, she found her true calling: as a humanitarian and advocate for those suffering in neglected parts of the world. Asked why she was opting out while she was one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood, she could not provide an answer. She simply knew that after her first trip to the notorious brothels, slums, and hospices of southeast Asia, her own life depended on advocating on behalf of the vulnerable. Along the way, Ashley realized that the coping strategies she had developed to deal with her own emotional pain were no longer working. Seeking in-patient treatment, she found an expanded kit of spiritual tools that energized and advanced her feminist social justice work. Now, she describes her odyssey, as a left-behind lost child attains international prominence as a fiercely dedicated advocate.--From publisher description
Ghosts of Mississippi : the murder of Medgar Evers, the trials of Byron de la Beckwith, and the haunting of the new South by Maryanne Vollers ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The civil rights movement was just beginning to catch fire in Mississippi on the night in 1963 when white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith crouched in the honeysuckle across the street from NAACP leader Medgar Evers's house and shot him in the back. Three decades later, Beckwith was finally convicted of murder and sent to prison for life. It was his third trial - the previous two having ended in mistrials in 1964 - and it concluded one of the most rankling cases of the civil rights era. In Ghosts of Mississippi, journalist Maryanne Vollers tells the inside story of that state's struggle to confront the ghosts of its violent past in order to bring a killer to justice. Medgar Evers was a martyr of the sixties, the first man down in the decade of the assassin. His murder might have gone unpunished if not for the uneasy alliance between his widow, who vowed to "go the last mile" for her husband, and a young white prosecutor who finally found the way. Vollers weaves a compelling narrative that captures the journey from the old South to the new. Drawing on her rare access to prosecutors, Evers's family, and Beckwith himself Vollers re-creates the events of Evers's life and death, while bringing to light new facts and insights into the assassination case and the conspiracy theories that surround it. The result is a thrilling tale of racism, murder, courage, redemption, and the ultimate triumph of justice
My extraordinary ordinary life by Sissy Spacek ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The actress shares her story in a memoir that spans her childhood in Texas, her arrival in New York City, her distinguished acting career, and her loyalty to her rural roots
Lone wolf : Eric Rudolph : murder, myth, and the pursuit of an American outlaw by Maryanne Vollers ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on interviews with the 1996 Olympics bomber to identify the factors that led to his crimes and the plausibility that others like him exist, in an account that also deconstructs a home-made bomb to reveal the personality of its creator
Ice bound a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic and inspiring true story of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician stranded at a South Pole research station whose amazing rescue in October 1999 made headlines around the globe
My extraordinary ordinary life by Sissy Spacek ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The actress shares her story in a memoir that spans her childhood in Texas, her arrival in New York City, her distinguished acting career, and her loyalty to her rural roots
Ice bound by Jerri Nielsen ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of forty-one in Antarctica, discovered a cancerous lump in her breast. She was forced to treat herself until weather conditions permitted a daring rescue by the Air National Guard
Ice bound : one woman's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolves in Paradise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ranchers in Paradise Valley and Madison Valley, Montana face the challenge of living with wolves in the decade after the top predator was restored to nearby Yellowstone National Park
Lone wolf : Eric Rudolph and the legacy of American terror by Maryanne Vollers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ik zal overleven : een moedig gevecht tegen kanker op Antarctica by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk relaas van een vrouwelijke arts, die tijdens een langdurig verblijf aan de Zuidpool borstkanker bij zichzelf constateerde en gedwongen was zichzelf te behandelen
La prisión de hielo : la lucha de una mujer por sobrevivir al cáncer en el Polo Sur by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La prison de glace : médecin au pôle Sud : l'incroyable combat d'une femme pour survivre by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 46 ans, Jerri Nielsen accepte le poste de médecin au sein de la station de recherche Pôle Sud Amundsen-Scott en Antarctique. Elle doit veiller à la santé physique et morale de 41 chercheurs, techniciens et ouvriers. Mais, elle se découvre une grosseur au sein. Grâce à Internet, elle trouve le moyen de s'autobiopser et diagnostique un cancer. Elle commence alors sa propre chimiothérapie
Prisons for profit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Io vivrò by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nova audio books presents Ice bound a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of forty-one in Antarctica, discovered a cancerous lump in her breast. She was forced to treat herself until weather conditions permitted a daring rescue by the Air National Guard
Overleven op Antarctica : een moedig gevecht tegen kanker op Antarctica by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk relaas van een vrouwelijke arts, die tijdens een langdurig verblijf aan de Zuidpool borstkanker bij zichzelf constateerde en gedwongen was zichzelf te behandelen
I będę żyć-- by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Polish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buzlar altında [Güney Kutbu'nda yaşam mücadelesi veren kanserli bir doktorun dünyayı sarsan gerçek öyküsü] by Jerri Nielsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Turkish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ik zal overleven. - Persoonlijk relaas van een vrouwelijke arts, die tijdens een langdurig verblijf aan de Zuidpool borstkanker bij zichzelf constateerde en gedwongen was zichzelf te behandelen
 
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Alternative Names
ヴォラーズ, メアリアン
Languages
English (63)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
Turkish (2)
Dutch (2)
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