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by Nellie Bly
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Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it 3 years ago
I probably would have liked reading Bly’s landmark investigative journalism more if this edition didn’t include a host of similar articles at the end with titles like “Nellie Bly as a White Slave.” A better description would be “Nellie Bly Doesn’t Realize References and Work Experience is Important,...
 Spooky's House Of Books
Spooky's House Of Books rated it 4 years ago
Soon to be a major motion picture: A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on ...
VictoriaNickers rated it 4 years ago
Hat's off to you, Nellie Bly. My new hero. For the sake of a story, she faked insanity and she got herself admitted into an insane asylum then wrote an exposé on the Blackwell's Island women's asylum in New York. Not knowing how, or if, she or anybody else would be able to get her out. And all th...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2014, e-book, mental-health, nonfiction, women Read from May 11 to 18, 2014 Bly’s strategy was simple, yet anything but easy: She’d “assume the characteristics of insanity to such a degree [as to fool] the doctors,” and then proceed to write “a plain and unvarnished narrativ...
Dem rated it 51 years ago
3.5 Stars Ten Days in a Mad-House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly. Nellie took the terrifying task of posing as Nellie Borwn in an undercover assisment to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums. While on the assignment she feigned insanity at a women's boarding house an...
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