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In the shadow of polio : a personal and social history

Author: Kathryn Black
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] "offers a penetrating look at this tragic and intense period in American life [1950s]. The author began her inquiry as a deliberate search for information about her mother, who was never spoken of after she died. The book is Black's effort to create not only a history for herself, but to give voice and face to all who played their parts, however unwillingly, in this ... drama. She alternates chapters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Memoirs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black, Kathryn.
In the shadow of polio.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub., ©1996
(OCoLC)605988785
Online version:
Black, Kathryn.
In the shadow of polio.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub., ©1996
(OCoLC)606113412
Named Person: Virginia Black; Virginia Black; Virginia Black
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Black
ISBN: 0201407396 9780201407396
OCLC Number: 33281943
Description: ix, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kathryn Black.

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[This book] "offers a penetrating look at this tragic and intense period in American life [1950s]. The author began her inquiry as a deliberate search for information about her mother, who was never spoken of after she died. The book is Black's effort to create not only a history for herself, but to give voice and face to all who played their parts, however unwillingly, in this ... drama. She alternates chapters that explore the lethal progression of her mother's illness [polio] and its devastating emotional impact upon her family with chapters that broaden into the social and historical context of this nation in the 1940s and 1950s ..."

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