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The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time, Jonathan Kozol

Label
The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time
Title
The theft of memory
Title remainder
losing my father, one day at a time
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kozol
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"House author Jonathan Kozol's deeply personal biography of his father, a brilliant neurologist who suffered from Alzheimer's.There are few writers of conscience who write as beautifully as Jonathan Kozol.Departing from the South Bronx and turning his sensitive eye to his own life and legacy, The Theft of Memory is Kozol's most personal book to date, as it explores the life of his father, Harry. Dr. Harry L. Kozol was a nationally-renowned neurologist whose work helped establish the emerging fields of forensic psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. He was a remarkable clinician with unusual capacity to diagnose and identify neurological and psychotic illnesses in highly complicated and sophisticated people, including well-known artists, writers, and intellectuals. Notably, in Eugene O'Neill's last years, the playwright moved to Boston so that he could live close to Kozol's father's office. In addition to his successful private practice in Boston, Kozol operated in a grim arena marked by extreme violence. But while his role as a forensic expert placed him in the public eye for high-profile criminal defendants such as Albert DeSalvo (the Boston Strangler) and Patty Hearst, he was--as his son articulates--"a healer of tormented people, not their judge, not their interrogator." With the same lyricism and clarity that have defined Kozol's acclaimed work on education for decades,The Theft of Memory intimately describes Harry's vibrant life, the challenges following his self-diagnosis of Alzheimer's, and the evolution of their relationship throughout. This unique biography will have a long shelf life as a moving portrait of an extraordinary man, a window into the heart of one of our nation's foremost education activists, and a frank examination of how we come to terms with caregiving"--
Summary
A deeply personal account of the life of the author's father—a nationally renowned neurologist who, after a life of helping to establish emerging fields in mental health, succumbed to Alzheimer's disease
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10426962
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kozol, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 616.8/310092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kozol, Harry L
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neurologists
  • Fathers and sons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • MEDICAL / Caregiving
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
losing my father one day at a time
Label
The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time, Jonathan Kozol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To The Reader -- 1. The Onset of an Illness -- 2. End of Days -- 3. A Fascination with Predicament -- 4. "Can You Take Me Home with You?" -- 5. Clinical Considerations: "All Tests Negative" -- 6. A Sentimental Longing -- 7. Coming Home -- 8. A Sense of Exploration -- 9. My Father and Mother: Together and Apart -- 10. My Mother Gives Me My Instructions -- 11. The Pursuit of Recollection -- 12. The Future in Our Memories -- Epilogue: 2015 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn904334969
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780804140973
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014041699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904334969
Label
The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time, Jonathan Kozol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To The Reader -- 1. The Onset of an Illness -- 2. End of Days -- 3. A Fascination with Predicament -- 4. "Can You Take Me Home with You?" -- 5. Clinical Considerations: "All Tests Negative" -- 6. A Sentimental Longing -- 7. Coming Home -- 8. A Sense of Exploration -- 9. My Father and Mother: Together and Apart -- 10. My Mother Gives Me My Instructions -- 11. The Pursuit of Recollection -- 12. The Future in Our Memories -- Epilogue: 2015 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn904334969
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780804140973
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014041699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904334969

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