Every Last Tie

Every Last Tie

The Story of the Unabomber and His Family

Book - 2016
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David Kaczynski - brother to convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski - presents a highly personal and powerful memoir of his family as well as a mediation on the possibilities for reconciliation and maintaining family bonds. David saw Ted as a brilliant, if troubled, young mathematician and loving older brother. Their parents were supportive and emphasized the importance of education and empathy. But as Ted grew older he become more withdrawn, his behavior increasingly erratic and he often sent angry letters to his family from his isolated cabin in rural Montana. An afterword is included by forensic psychiatrist James L. Knooll, who discusses the current challenges facing the mental health system in the United states as well as the link between mental illness and violence. David has become a leading activist in the anti-death penalty movement.
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016
Characteristics: xv, 140 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 0822359804 (hbk.)
9780822359807 (hbk.)
Call Number: B KACZYNSKI T KACZYNSKI

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jannylegs
Jul 11, 2016

Engaging story about how two brothers raised in the same family can turn out so different...and yet so similar, but one good, one bad. Could have done without the Afterword written by the psychiatrist and would have instead liked an update on Ted.

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