The Theft of Memory

The Theft of Memory

Losing My Father, One Day at A Time

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition.
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Best known for his work among our nation's poorest children, Jonathan Kozol now tells the story of his father's life and extraordinary career as a noted specialist in neurological and psychiatric disorders of the brain.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning Gale, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410483553
141048355X
Branch Call Number: 362.196831 KOZOL
Characteristics: 353 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Jun 10, 2017

An extremely articulate memoir - in a way, this is a dual memoir. The award-winning author tells the story of his father's decline into Alzheimer's Disease, but the tale is rich with details from the equally intelligent approach of the father, a clinical psychologist who brought a remarkable amount of self-awareness into the initial stages of his own case. Even transcripts of later correspondence from the father to the son told here offer a fascinating view of the father's trained mind gradually losing its moorings. The book closes with a reflective essay on the process of memory itself, as now understood by neuroscience.

ukiosa Jul 07, 2015

Such a well written story of the end of Kozol's parents lives.

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