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

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mental health,
  • Biography,
  • Neurologists,
  • Large type books,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Alzheimer"s disease

Book details:

About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

StatementJonathan Kozol
SeriesThorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs, Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC523.2 .K68 2015b
The Physical Object
Pagination353 pages (large print)
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27190156M
ISBN 10141048355X
ISBN 109781410483553
LC Control Number2015022917
OCLC/WorldCa911200007

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The Theft of Memory: A Doctor's Tale by Jonathan Kozol is a touching, sweet book. Maybe sweet is an odd word to use to describe a man's journey through the illness of his father, the terrifying illness that is Alzheimer's/5. “ The Theft of Memory is a stirring, at times heartbreaking book about a brilliant doctor’s valiant fight for his dignity following a devastating Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Jonathan Kozol delivers this compelling narrative of his father’s life and final years with extraordinary tenderness. But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor’s public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry’s verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him/5(77). KIRKUS REVIEW. An errant son memorializes the devastating impact of his father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Acclaimed for his work with inner-city schoolchildren, National Book Award winner Kozol’s (Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America, , etc.) memoir centers around the subsequent fallout Author: Jonathan Kozol.

  But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor’s public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry’s verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him/5(5). But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor's public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry's verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him.