Lunatic: The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum

Edward S. Gleason

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Lunatic: The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum

Lunatic The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum constructed between and is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line f

  • Title: Lunatic: The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum
  • Author: Edward S. Gleason
  • ISBN: 9781467599245
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, constructed between 1858 and 1881, is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line for West Virginia s insane for 150 years There are nine acres of wards crowded by a looming 200 foot clock tower The Asylum s massive walls hold terrifying tales of Civil WaThe Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, constructed between 1858 and 1881, is the largest hand cut blue sandstone building in the Western Hemisphere This haunted Gothic structure was the end of the line for West Virginia s insane for 150 years There are nine acres of wards crowded by a looming 200 foot clock tower The Asylum s massive walls hold terrifying tales of Civil War raids, arson, and suicide.

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    One thought on “Lunatic: The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum

    1. Lance Carney on said:

      I bought this short book at the gift shop of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum after the 10:30p to 12:30a paranormal tour right before Halloween. Creepy! Imagine traversing the dark hallways of the violent female ward and hearing stories about the patients. Didn't hear any voices when we were all told to be quiet but my stomach did rumble and scare the girl next to me.The book follows the story of the asylum from building it before the Civil War until its closure in 1987. It does have a few sto [...]

    2. Jennifer on said:

      It's difficult to imagine that anyone so lucky as to have the opportunity to visit the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia wouldn't be fascinated enough by its imposing structure and storied history to try and learn more about the institution. Unfortunately, commercial works on the asylum are rarer than a rational scientific approach to mental health in the 19th century.Lunatic, a slim volume of exactly the type hawked in gift shops, attempts to fill the void. To its credit, the book [...]

    3. Taisynn on said:

      I read this book through Kindle Unlimited. I barely got through the first chapter. The lack of punctuation, run-on sentences, and random details are really distracting. The information may be interesting, but it reads like a rushed undergraduate paper. Hopefully the author will come back with some proper editing and grammar checking.

    4. Philip Omdahl on said:

      Trans-Allegheny AsylumAsylums everywhere share many common things, each unique in their shared histories, such as common medical and psychiatric treatments and problems, the eerie way people were committed (and forgotten) just to name a few. A storied history, yet one that is ignominious.

    5. Emily Yost on said:

      The book is chock full of fascinating information, but Mr. Gleason is in desperate need of an editor. The grammar and punctuation are distracting.

    6. Staci Harris on said:

      Good bookVery interesting and intriguing. I am planning on touring this asylum this summer. It is nice to know a little history before I go

    7. Stacey King on said:

      Very interestingGreat read. Very well written and full of Information. Thankfully our treatment of the mentally ill has changed drastically. There are some very sad stories on this book.

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