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The Resource Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker

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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family
Title
Hidden Valley Road
Title remainder
inside the mind of an American family
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kolker
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom. But behind the closed doors of the house on Hidden Valley Road was a far different reality: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, and hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys were diagnosed with schizophrenia. What took place on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Award-winning journalist Robert Kolker tells the intimate story of the Galvins alongside the epic tale of science's quest to uncover the true nature of a mystifying disease. The two youngest Galvins, the only girls, are indelible characters: best friends, both victimized by their brothers, who make sharply different choices about how to cope. The Galvins' story crests in a breakthrough that, thanks to their unique DNA, offers hope of eliminating schizophrenia forever.--
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2021.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2020.
Assigning source
Adapted from cover
Biography type
collective biography
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10878242
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LBSOR/DLC
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Kolker, Robert
Dewey number
616.89/80092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Galvin family
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenics
  • Mentally ill
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inside the mind of an American family
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xxvii, 592 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593341445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154069361
Label
Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family, Robert Kolker
Publication
Copyright
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xxvii, 592 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593341445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154069361

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