The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science
U of Minnesota Press, 2007 - 270 pagine
“The Great Starvation Experiment is wide-ranging, weaving progress in the war into the day-to-day suffering of the hungry volunteers.” —Saint Paul Pioneer Press
“Fascinating . . .” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
Near the end of World War II, thirty-six conscientious objectors volunteered to be systematically starved for renowned scientist Ancel Keys's study at the University of Minnesota in the basement of Memorial Stadium. Aimed to benefit relief efforts in war-ravaged Europe and Asia, the study sought the best way to rehabilitate starving citizens. Tucker captures a lost moment in American history—a time when stanch idealism and a deep willingness to sacrifice trumped even basic human needs.
“Tucker provides a fascinating and moving history of the experiment, centering on the lives and experiences of the volunteers and the formidable obstacles they overcame. Tucker tells the story with verve and economy. . . . Keys, his experiment and his 36 starving men form a compelling combination.” —Publishers Weekly
Todd Tucker is the author of several books, including Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan (2004). He served on the legendary Navy submarine USS Alabama before moving to Valparaiso, Indiana.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - slug9000 - LibraryThing
I am actually surprised that this book is not more popular. It is a highly readable account of a fascinating medical study conducted on conscientious objectors during World War II. Anyone interested ... Leggi recensione completa
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An interesting read. Todd Tucker tries to make the dry scientific information more interesting by attempting to develop a fiction-like plot feeling to the book. Details are added about the individuals ... Leggi recensione completa
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