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The last of his mind : a year in the shadow of Alzheimer's

Author: John Thorndike
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joe Thorndike was managing editor of Life at the height of its popularity immediately following World War II. He was the founder of American Heritage and Horizon magazines, the author of three books, and the editor of a dozen more. But at age 92, in the space of six months he stopped reading or writing or carrying on detailed conversations. He could no longer tell time or make a phone call. He was convinced that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Thorndike, John.
Last of his mind.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009026118
(OCoLC)320802297
Named Person: Joseph J Thorndike; Joseph J Thorndike; Joseph J Thorndike
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Thorndike
ISBN: 9780804040372 0804040370
OCLC Number: 709606802
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; December; January; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; November; Two Years Later.
Responsibility: John Thorndike.

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