Let's Stop Destroying Our Children: Society's Most Pressing Problem Then and Now
When LET'S STOP DESTROYING OUR CHILDREN was first published, it was a lonely book. It was the first of its kind: there was no other comprehensive, popularly written book of this type. While other books on one difficult aspect or another of childhood (accidents, child abuse, juvenile justice) had been published, none encompassed the entire spectrum of the terrible aspects of childhood that faced a good many youngsters. And the very notion of children's rights had been the province of the professionals or the politicians of the United Nations. The book had enormous publicity and made a major difference in many areas. But, for years, it has been the dream of the author to update this seminal volume, the first on society's abuse of children. Finally, with the advent of a pioneering publisher, it was possible to reprint the original book and include THEN AND NOW, a major new review of the conditions in the book, and give many direct comparisons with those in the last few years. The rights of children will be advanced by the spread of information about why and how we, as a society, are still abusing children and what can be done about it.
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as one of the subjects in the book that she has written as fact, I can differ with her dramatically, as I lived it, I know all the facts, and the only thing she had right was a name that she evidently takes from a newspaper story. The other items she entered into the story are absolutely untrue, and therefore cannot be considered a documentary. It is pure fiction. She claims about a fire, that a gas pipe was made of aluminum, when it was made of copper. She claimed we lived in this house for 4 1/2 months, when we lived in it for five years and two-thirds. The house was extensively remodeled. We were not paupers, the injured child was not kept in the hospital, but also the fire was not caused by anything other than a defective backup valve in a new furnace. I write stories myself, and I don't write them as fact, unless they are fact. Fiction And Fact are defined in Websters dictionary. Forget her book! She needs to get that one.jonnyjig.