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Genie : a scientific tragedy

Author: Russ Rymer
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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This book tells the compelling story of a young woman's emergence into the world after spending her first 13 years strapped to a chair, and her rescue and exploitation by scientists hoping to gain new insight into language acquisition. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Genie; Genie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russ Rymer
ISBN: 0060924659 9780060924652
OCLC Number: 46491278
Notes: A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Description: xii, 233 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The forbidden experiment --
A house behind Royal Palms --
Her life came to an end on her wedding day --
The girl in the little room --
Hypothesis and heresy --
The trouble with Noam --
"He's got a halo. Is that OK?" --
Press, doctors, do-gooders, kooks --
An armed camp very quickly --
Thriving --
A meeting : "I just gives her love" --
Automaton? --
France, 1800 : the wild boy discovered --
And forgotten --
Where a kiss is a plosive --
Pitiful, strange, and pretty --
Anything made of plastic --
A home --
"This child is not for sale" --
A new home --
"She's doing it!" --
Benevolent strangers --
So he became a dog --
A ghost in her daughter's life --
Propriety and gossip : Irene sees --
A much more jaundiced eye --
Slammed doors --
Mechanisms --
"Yes, you had perfect little brain waves" --
Curtiss finds the knot --
What does it mean to be human? --
Petty skirmishes, diplomatic failures --
Whatever the estate could pay --
A law suit --
No forwarding address --
Revenge --
And revelation --
A last glimpse --
A bitterness --
But I wonder, what would I say? --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Russ Rymer.

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This book tells the compelling story of a young woman's emergence into the world after spending her first 13 years strapped to a chair, and her rescue and exploitation by scientists hoping to gain new insight into language acquisition. - Publisher.

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