Sinistmer's Reviews > The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, The Original Deaf-Blind Girl

The Imprisoned Guest by Elisabeth Gitter
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Jun 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: nifty-non-fiction

Fascinating account--it is well-researched and excellently contexualized within the historical period. I also enjoyed Gitter's writing--it's accessible and scholarly at the same time, much like Erik Larson's work. If you have any interest in disability culture and history or want to know about Helen Keller's predecessor, check this book out!
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Reading Progress

June 22, 2012 – Shelved
July 15, 2012 – Started Reading
July 16, 2012 –
page 248
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July 16, 2012 –
page 248
70.45%
July 16, 2012 –
page 248
70.45%
July 17, 2012 – Shelved as: nifty-non-fiction
July 17, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Questingforaquest Ooh,I did a report on her when I was in high school!Very important and interesting,both from the perspective of how she fell from favor and why.No one remembers her today,but she was a big deal in her time.Very interesting in terms of making one think about what society values.


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