The Broken Boy
By (author) Patrick Cockburn
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Broken Boy by Patrick Cockburn
Book DescriptionIt is very easy to get polio. Patrick Cockburn was six when he woke up one day in the summer of 1956 with a headache and a sore throat. His parents, Claud and Patricia Cockburn, had recently returned to Ireland, to their house in East Cork, careless of the fact that a polio epidemic had broken out in Cork City. He caught the disease and was taken to the fever hospital. The virus attacks the nerves of the brain and the spinal cord leading to paralysis of the muscles. Patrick could no longer walk. The Broken Boy is at once a memoir of Patrick Cockburn's own experience of polio, a portrait of his parents, both prominent radicals, and the story of the Cork epidemic, the last great polio epidemic in the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099459231
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Patrick Cockburn
Patrick Cockburn writes on foreign affairs for the Independent. His other books include Getting Russia Wrong and Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein.
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