Lunatic AUTHOR Edward S. Gleason E–pub New


Lunatic AUTHOR Edward S. Gleason

Edward S. Gleason ↠ 4 Free read

Pite the sketchy sentence construction reproduced photos and UESTIONABLE AS FAR AS I CAN TELL THE sourcing as ar as I can tell the work cited in the bibliography that deals directly with TALA is an oral history done as part of a thesis in 2008 with the rest mostly being general works on the history of mental health care the subject is captivating enough to keep you reading Descriptions of locals turning out to stare at inmates weekly dances offer a lurid reminder that insanity was once a spectator sport and brief references to the lives of individuals involved with the construction and operation of the asylum are tantalizing albeit A coerĂȘncia textual frustratingOne day someone will write a definitive history of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum but until then we ll have to content ourselves with amateur efforts such as Lunatic which while somewhat lacking in scholarship at least offer the compensation of earnest local charm Interesting look at the timeline of the infamousacility located in Weston West Virginia The original structure was begun during the Civil War and the background Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller facts areascinating Having toured the asylum I was curious to know about its history and this book was a good resource The asylum itself is both majestic and tragic and this book will help you to understand why I read this book through Kindle Unlimited I barely got through the irst chapter The lack of punctuation run on sentences and random details are really distracting The information may be interesting but it reads like a rushed undergraduate paper Hopefully the "author Good bookVery interesting and intriguing I am planning on touring this asylum this summer It is nice to know "Good bookVery interesting and intriguing I am planning on touring this asylum this summer It is nice to know little history before I Wards crowded by a looming 200 oot clock tower The Asylum's massive walls hold terrifying tales of Civil War raids arson and suici. .
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Full of ascinating information but Mr Gleason Is In Desperate Gleason is in desperate of an editor The grammar and punctuation are distracting Trans Allegheny
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everywhere share many common each uniue in their shared histories such as common medical and psychiatric treatments and problems the eerie way people were committed and orgotten just to name a ew A storied history yet one that is ignominious It s difficult to imagine that anyone so lucky as to have the opportunity to visit the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia wouldn t be ascinated enough Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia wouldn t be ascinated enough its imposing structure and storied history to try and learn about the institution Unfortunately commercial works on the asylum are rarer than a rational scientific approach to mental health in the 19th century Lunatic a slim volume of exactly the type hawked in gift shops attempts to ill the void To its credit the book opens with a ew lines that are the definition of truth in advertising proclaiming that The ollowing is an informal anecdotal narrative detailing the rise and all of a 19th century insane asylum and the tumultuous events in and around the Asylum and in the United States in general that affected the causes and treatment of insanity In other words it s a brief gloss over the history of mental health care in America West Virginia during the Civil War and the construction of the asylum sprinkled with anecdotes about amous people who visited the site Dorothea Dix or interesting patients If it s not at least 80% verbatim what shows up on the historical tour at TALA I d be very surprised Full disclosure I ve read whole books about ice pick lobotomies so I took the ghost tour insteadDes. Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line or West Virginia's insane or 150 years There are nine acres of. A short primer on the history of the asylum suitable as an overview or anyone unfamiliar with the building and with the treatment of and attitudes toward mental illness during the late 19th and early 20th centuries Hopefully a in depth and scholarly work will ollow The book is written a bit like an emotional textbook The
Chapters Are Easy To Follow 
are easy to Space Kid follow the included photos really help transport you to that timeThe book truly cove TragicTrans Allegheny was aantastic idea or its time but lack of training and over crowding is not a good mix Other reviewers mention about grammar and punctuation Yes there is that but this was self published as a means Yes there is that but this was self published as a means raise money to "restore the acility So get past that It is a great "the acility So get past that It is a great into history I bought this short book at the gift shop of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum after the 1030p to 1230a paranormal tour right before Halloween Creepy Imagine traversing the dark hallways of the violent emale ward and hearing stories about the patients Didn t hear any voices when we were all told to be uiet but my stomach did rumble and scare the girl next to meThe book Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water follows the story of the asylumrom building it before the Civil War until its closure in 1987 It does have a Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus few stories of patients and a good chapter on treatments usedor mental illness in the 20th century And it has a whole chapter on Dr Walter Freeman the infamous lobotomist who was actually invited to West Virginia by the director of the state mental system As a result West Virginia s per capita rate of lobotomy in the 1950s was the highest in the nation Dr Freeman even crisscrossed the state in his Lobotomobile Scary stuff indeed The book is chock. The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum constructed between 1858 and 1881 is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western.