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Measured by Soul: The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick (also known as 'The Elephant Man') By Jeanette Sitton & Mae Siu-Wai Stroshane
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Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was a 19th century Englishman who suffered disfigurement from an extremely rare disorder, which is believed to be Proteus Syndrome. Though his physical and mental... More > suffering was great, he remained courageous. 'Measured by the Soul,' is lavishly illustrated with never-seen-before photographs of Joseph's life and Victorian times. This book also features interviews with modern patients who live with Proteus Syndrome, as well as exciting news from Dr. Leslie Biesecker of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Thanks to Dr. Biesecker's research, there is hope for new treatment of Proteus Syndrome and its ultimate cure. Proceeds from this book will benefit Proteus Syndrome treatment and research.< Less
Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad By L. Frank Baum
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The follow-up to the smash hit Aunt Jane's Nieces, Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad is the second in the series of ten novels that Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum penned for young adults at the dawn of... More > the twentieth century. This entry follows the travels of wacky baron John Merrick as he takes his three nieces on a grand tour of Europe.< Less
Aunt Jane By Jennette Lee
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Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West is the penultimate novel in the Aunt Jane's Nieces series, written by L. Frank Baum as "Edith Van Dyne" and published in 1914.In the novel, Beth de Graf and... More > Patsy Doyle, staying in Hollywood, California after parting from their cousin's California ranch in the previous novel, stumble onto the set of a film depicting a collapsing building. Beth is horrified that they have become unwitting extras in a motion picture, for the films she has seen she found atrocious and contrived. Uncle John Merrick offers to let them meet a filmmaker before they form a lasting opinion on the medium, and this filmmaker turns out to be Otis Werner, the same director who shot the film. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aunt_Jane%27s_Nieces_Out_West Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less