Ten Days in a Mad House

Ten Days in a Mad House
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1513285092
ISBN 13: 9781513285092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Days in a Mad House Book Review:

Ten Days in a Mad-House (1887) is a book by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. For her first assignment for Joseph Pulitzer’s famed New York World newspaper, Bly went undercover as a patient at a notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Spending ten days there, she recorded the abuses and neglect she witnessed, turning her research into a sensational two-part story for the New York World later published as Ten Days in a Mad-House. Checking into a New York boardinghouse under a false identity, Bly began acting in a disturbed, unsettling manner, prompting the police to be summoned. In a courtroom the next morning, she claimed to be suffering from amnesia, leading to her diagnosis as insane from several doctors. Sent to the Women’s Lunatic Asylum, Bly spent ten days witnessing and experiencing rampant abuse and neglect. There, she noticed that many of the patients, who were constantly beaten and belittled by violent nurses and staff members, seemed perfectly sane or showed signs of having their conditions severely worsened during their time at the asylum. Served spoiled food, forced to live in squalor, and given ice-cold baths by unsympathetic attendants, the patients she met during her stay seemed as though abandoned by a city that had sent them there for the supposed purpose of healing. Showcasing her skill as a reporter and true pioneer of investigative journalism, Bly published her story to a captivated and inspired audience, setting in motion a process of reform that would change the city’s approach to its asylums for the better. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nellie Bly’s Ten Days in a Mad-House is a classic work of American investigative journalism reimagined for modern readers.

Ten Days in a Mad House EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition

Ten Days in a Mad House  EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 155480860X
ISBN 13: 9781554808601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Days in a Mad House EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition Book Review:

The Complete Works of Nellie Bly

The Complete Works of Nellie Bly
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN 10: 9781515145028
ISBN 13: 1515145026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works of Nellie Bly Book Review:

This collection has all of the following works: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days Six Months In Mexico Ten Days in a Mad-House: Nellie Bly's Experience on Blackwell's Island. Feigning Insanity in Order to Reveal Asylum Horrors The Mystery of Central Park Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 - January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.

Around the World in Seventy Two Days

Around the World in Seventy Two Days
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1513285084
ISBN 13: 9781513285085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around the World in Seventy Two Days Book Review:

“She was part of the ‘stunt girl’ movement that was very important in the 1880s and 1890s as these big, mass-circulation yellow journalism papers came into the fore.” –Brooke Kroeger Around the World in Seventy-Two Days (1890) is a travel narrative by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Proposed as a recreation of the journey undertaken by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), Bly’s journey was covered in Joseph Pulitzer’s popular newspaper the New York World, inspiring countless others to attempt to surpass her record. At the time, readers at home were encouraged to estimate the hour and day of Bly’s arrival, and a popular board game was released in commemoration of her undertaking. Embarking from Hoboken, noted investigative journalist Nellie Bly began a voyage that would take her around the globe. Bringing only a change of clothes, money, and a small travel bag, Bly travelled by steamship and train through England, France—where she met Jules Verne—Italy, the Suez Canal, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Sending progress reports via telegraph, she made small reports back home while recording her experiences for publication upon her return. Despite several setbacks due to travel delays in Asia, Bly managed to beat her estimated arrival time by several days despite making unplanned detours, such as visiting a Chinese leper colony, along the way. Unbeknownst to Bly, her trip had inspired Cosmopolitan’s Elizabeth Brisland to make a similar circumnavigation beginning on the exact day, launching a series of copycat adventures by ambitious voyagers over the next few decades. Despite being surrounded by this air of popularity and competition, however, Bly took care to make her journey worthwhile, showcasing her skill as a reporter and true pioneer of investigative journalism. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nellie Bly’s Around the World in Seventy-Two Days is a classic work of American travel literature reimagined for modern readers.

Ten Days a Madwoman

Ten Days a Madwoman
Author: Deborah Noyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 1101616873
ISBN 13: 9781101616871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Days a Madwoman Book Review:

Work for a New York newspaper Fall in love Marry a millionaire Change the world Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking exposé of the clinic’s horrific treatment of its patients. Nellie Bly became a household name as the world followed her enthralling career in “stunt” journalism that raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death. With its sensational (and true!) plot, Ten Days a Madwoman dares its readers to live as boldly as its remarkable heroine.

The Lives They Left Behind

The Lives They Left Behind
Author: Darby Penney,Peter Stastny
Publsiher: Bellevue Literary Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1934137235
ISBN 13: 9781934137239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives They Left Behind Book Review:

“The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum—the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny’s careful historical (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions give us unique insight into these lives which would otherwise be lost and, indeed, unimaginable to the rest of us.” —Oliver Sacks “Fascinating. . . . The haunting thing about the suitcase owners is that it’s so easy to identify with them.” —Newsweek When Willard State Hospital closed its doors in 1995, after operating as one of New York State’s largest mental institutions for over 120 years, a forgotten attic filled with suitcases belonging to former patients was discovered. Using the possessions found in these suitcases along with institutional records and doctors’ notes from patient sessions, Darby Penney, a leading advocate of patients’ rights, and Peter Stastny, a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker, were able to reconstruct the lives of ten patients who resided at Willard during the first half of the twentieth century. The Lives They Left Behind tells their story. In addition to these human portraits, the book contains over 100 photographs as well as valuable historical background on how this state-funded institution operated. As it restores the humanity of the individuals it so poignantly evokes, The Lives They Left Behind reveals the vast historical inadequacies of a psychiatric system that has yet to heal itself.

Six Months in Mexico

Six Months in Mexico
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 1329
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 5040657544
ISBN 13: 9785040657544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Months in Mexico Book Review:

"Six Months in Mexico" by Nellie Bly. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Madhouse

Madhouse
Author: Andrew Scull
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300126700
ISBN 13: 9780300126709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madhouse Book Review:

A shocking story of medical brutality perfomed in the name of psychiatric medicine.

10 Days in a Madhouse the Nellie Bly Story Screenplay

10 Days in a Madhouse   the Nellie Bly Story  Screenplay
Author: Timothy Hines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN 10: 9781980624974
ISBN 13: 1980624976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Days in a Madhouse the Nellie Bly Story Screenplay Book Review:

This pocketbook edition of the screenplay, "10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE - The Nellie Bly Story" written by Timothy Hines ("War of the Worlds the True Story", "Sean Young: Honesty", "Earth Angel"), was made into a 2015 American biographical feature film directed by Hines. This screenplay edition features an alternate opening based in Nellie Bly's childhood, filmed but cut from the movie before its release. The movie encapsulates the life of the first-ever female Journalist, Nellie Bly, world-known for her notorious and brave commitment to work with Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum.10 Days in a Madhouse - The Nellie Bly Story stars Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert and Julia Chantrey with Kelly Le Brock, about real life reporter, 23 year old Nellie Bly who, working for Joseph Pulitzer, infiltrated the notorious Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum by feigning insanity to report on abuses from within. The movie had its US festival premiere to a sold out audience at Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival celebrating women and diversity in film and had its European premiere at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in France. 10 Days in a Madhouse opened in the U.S. with a red carpet theatrical premiere at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square then went on to play at AMC Theaters across the US. The picture had an Oscar® qualifying run in North Hollywood, California at the Laemmle NoHo 7.MS. Magazine labeled the picture a "Must See." Timothy Hines' 10 Days in a Madhouse competed in the 89th Academy Awards.Universal Home entertainment and Broad Green picked the movie up distributing on DVD to WalMart, BestBuy, Target, Barnes and Nobles, etc. 10 Days in a Madhouse premiered on cable on DirecTV and Time Warner Comcast Cable, The picture is on all VOD platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Amazon Prime and Vudu. 10 Days in a Madhouse is being distributed worldwide, dubbed in many languages such as German and Turkish.Filmed in Salem, Oregon, where One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest was filmed, as well as Culver City, 10 Days in a Madhouse was selected for the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival in 2017 and recently played at the Regal Live Stadium Theaters in Los Angeles.The movies director, Timothy Hines observes, at the success of the picture, "I think the movie's continuing success is in part due to the fact that Nellie Bly's story is so fascinating. She had three dollars to her name when she was hired by Joseph Pulitzer to go undercover in Blackwell's. 10 Days in a Madhouse is a testament to the words, as Nellie Bly always said and lived, "Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything."

Letters from the Looney Bin

Letters from the Looney Bin
Author: Thatcher C. Nalley
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 9781490988122
ISBN 13: 1490988122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from the Looney Bin Book Review:

In the late 1970s the Emerson Rose Asylum became completely abandoned - all the patients, doctors, staff vanished and were never seen again. The events circling this mass exodus have been one of the most baffling disappearances in history...until now. For hidden deep inside a tattered asylum mattress a stack of bundled letters were found. These letters, all addressed to the pseudonym Dr. Quill, and all written by the patients as they document the final days of the Emerson Rose Asylum.

Voluntary Madness

Voluntary Madness
Author: Norah Vincent
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 144064103X
ISBN 13: 9781440641039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voluntary Madness Book Review:

From the author of The New York Times bestseller Self- Made Man, a captivating expose of depression and mental illness in America Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, Voluntary Madness is a controversial work that unveils the state of mental healthcare in the United States from the inside out. At the conclusion of her celebrated first book--Self-Made Man, in which she soent eighteen months disguised as a man-Norah Vincent found herself emotionally drained and severely depressed. Determined but uncertain about maintaining her own equilibrium, she boldly committed herself to three different facilities-a big-city hospital, a private clinic in the Midwest, and finally an upscale retreat in the South. Voluntary Madness is the chronicle of Vincent's journey through the world of the mentally ill as she struggles to find her own health and happiness.

Ten Days in a Madhouse

Ten Days in a Madhouse
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Waking Lion Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 9781434103741
ISBN 13: 1434103749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Days in a Madhouse Book Review:

"The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out." Twenty-three-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, describing New York City's most notorious mental institution, wrote those words in 1887 after getting herself committed to the asylum. After her release she wrote a shocking expose called Ten Days in a Madhouse, launching her career as a world-famous investigative reporter and helping to improve conditions at mental institutions across the United States. Her story is just as remarkable today as it was shen she wrote it. Soon to be a major motion picture. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.

10 Days in a Madhouse Annotated

10 Days in a Madhouse  Annotated
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Golgotha Press
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2015-11-08
ISBN 10: 1629174548
ISBN 13: 9781629174549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Days in a Madhouse Annotated Book Review:

In 1887, an ambitious journalist named Nellie Bly went on an undercover assignment to disclose the mistreatment of women at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. The story created shockwaves throughout the country and caused reform in mental hospitals. It also launched Bly’s career. Bly recounts her experience in this book. This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307275051
ISBN 13: 9780307275059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Crowds Book Review:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly
Author: Brooke Kroeger
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 631
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032879325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nellie Bly Book Review:

A portrait of the pioneer of investigative journalism recounts her daring exploits--such as feigning insanity in order to get herself committed to a lunatic asylum so she could expose its horrid conditions. 17,500 first printing.

Ten Days in a Mad House and Around the World in Seventy Two Days

Ten Days in a Mad House and Around the World in Seventy Two Days
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-01-14
ISBN 10: 9781542549141
ISBN 13: 1542549140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Days in a Mad House and Around the World in Seventy Two Days Book Review:

Nellie Bly was a popular American reporter best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. Bly also faked insanity and was admitted to a mental institute for 10 days. Bly wrote detailed accounts on her trip around the world and her stay at the mental institute. Ten Days in a Mad-House was extremely influential for its description of the horrible conditions in the insane asylum. Bly's idea to travel around the world was influenced by the Jules Verne book Around the World in Eighty Days. Bly beat the fictional record of eighty days and also took some time in France to visit Verne.

Bellevue

Bellevue
Author: David Oshinsky
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 038554085X
ISBN 13: 9780385540858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bellevue Book Review:

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities—problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.

Eighty Days

Eighty Days
Author: Matthew Goodman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2014-03
ISBN 10: 0345527275
ISBN 13: 9780345527271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighty Days Book Review:

Documents the 1889 competition between feminist journalist Nellie Bly and Cosmopolitan reporter Elizabeth Bishop to beat Jules Verne's record and each other in a round-the-globe race, offering insight into their respective daunting challenges as recorded in their reports sent back home. 50,000 first printing.

The Mystery Of Central Park

The Mystery Of Central Park
Author: Nellie Bly
Publsiher: Sordelet Ink
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 1944540539
ISBN 13: 9781944540531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery Of Central Park Book Review:

An astonishing discovery! Available for the first time in 125 years, the Lost Novels Of Nellie Bly! Pioneering undercover journalist Nellie Bly is rightly famous for exposing society's ills. From brutal insane asylums to corrupt politicians, she used the pages of the New York World to bring down all manner of frauds, cheats, and charlatans. What no one knows is that Nellie Bly was also a novelist. Because, of the twelve novels Bly wrote between 1889 and 1895, eleven have been lost - until now! Newly discovered by author David Blixt (What Girls Are Good For, The Master Of Verona), Nellie Bly's lost works of fiction are available for the first time! These are The Lost Novels of Nellie Bly! Nellie Bly's first novel, in a newly revised edition! A rejected marriage proposal and the corpse of a dead beauty confound Dick Treadwell’s hopes for happiness, until his beloved Penelope sets him a task: she will marry him if he solves—The Mystery of Central Park! Dick and his sweetheart Penelope discover the body of a beautiful young woman posed upon a Central Park bench. Instantly Dick is suspected of having something to do with the young woman’s death. Moreover, Penelope has long been urging the ne’er-do-well Dick to accomplish something with his life. So he sets out to discover the dead woman’s identity and solve the riddle of her death. Was it innocent? Suicide? Or was it murder? From the twinkling lights of New York’s high society to dens of iniquity, Dick follows every trail until he uncovers a tenuous lead. Saving another young woman from the jaws of death, he puts his happiness in jeopardy to confront the scoundrel responsible for the dead woman’s fate. Inspired by Bly’s own reporting during her time at the New York World, as she tracked down real-life scoundrels in both business and society, this edition combines both published versions of—The Mystery Of Central Park! This new edition combines both versions of Bly's first novel into one new text! Bonus: includes Bly's articles that inspired the story, including The Infamy Of The Park!

Among the Thugs

Among the Thugs
Author: Bill Buford
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN 10: 0804150516
ISBN 13: 9780804150514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Thugs Book Review:

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.