Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther (1948)

One of the first modern pathographies. “Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy."
DJE: This is a classic that is well worth reading.

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