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The Family Secret

Author : Tracy Buchanan
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Family Secrets

Author : John Bradshaw
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Identifying the differences between healthy family secrets and dangerous ones, a step-by-step guide to uncovering dark family secrets from the past and present explains how to use the genogram to chart key relationships. Reprint.

Family Secret

Author : Warren Robert Hull
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On June 20, 1947, one of the most notorious gangsters of the twentieth century, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, was murdered in the Beverly Hills mansion of his mistress, Virginia Hill. While there have been numerous theories in regard to who actually killed “the father of Las Vegas,” the fact remains, the Siegel murder case is still officially unsolved…until now. In 1941, when Bob MacDonald married Betty Ann Rockwell, it appeared as though their relationship was the start of a very majestic affair. The teens were from the upper class of Southern California society, exceptionally good looking, and by all accounts it seemed to be foreordained that they would live a full and happy life. MacDonald’s father, Archibald, was the right-hand man of billionaire Howard Hughes, Jr., while Betty Ann’s mother, Gaynell Rockwell-Applegate, was a woman of “new money”. At a glance, it seemed as if the couple should have lived a life with a storybook ending. Sadly, in 1947, the life of splendor expected for the couple turned into a family nightmare with horrendous consequences. On September 13, 1947, without apparent reason or motive, Bob MacDonald, age 27, shot his wife, Betty Ann, age 24, with his army rifle. He then turned the weapon on himself. What possessed MacDonald, the son of a millionaire, a decorated war hero, and the father of two children, to commit such a gruesome act? And, how was this murder-suicide related to the recent killing of mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel? In the hours following the MacDonald tragedy, the couple’s parents, using their financial capital, political ties and social contacts, formed a consortium of secrecy to ensure the public would never find the answer to those questions. It became a…Family Secret. The shroud of secrecy was finally lifted in 1996, when one of the “family insiders” made a dramatic deathbed confession to Family Secret author, Warren Hull. Honoring his father’s request to tell the world the secret behind the Siegel killing, Hull, with Michael B. Druxman, provides an incredible explanation as to who murdered Benjamin Siegel, and more importantly, how and why the murder was never solved by the police. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Warren Robert Hull Warren Robert Hull was born in Tacoma, Washington, to Marion and Robert Hull. In the early sixties, his family moved to the greater Los Angeles area. After graduating from High School, Warren went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the California State University at Fullerton and his master’s degree from Adams State College. In the early 1980s, Warren served with the Naval Security Group and was attached to the National Security Agency (NSA). After a long career in education, in 2007, Warren accepted a position with the Clark County School District Police Department, where he currently serves as an Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police. Warren and his wife Annette reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, and are the founders of AnnWar Productions and the Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Festival. The couple has three documentary films to their credit; A Band To Honor- The Story Of The USS Arizona Band, From USS Arizona Survivor To Unsung American Hero – The Lou Conter Story and The Man In The Middle, which details the unlikely friendship of an immigrant from India (Sonny Jani) and a retired professional football player (Mike Webster) and their journey into the unknown world of the disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Michael B. Druxman Show business veteran Michael B. Druxman has written the screenplays for seven motion pictures, including Cheyenne Warrior with Kelly Preston, Keaton’s Cop with Lee Majors, Abe Vigoda and Don Rickles, Dillinger and Capone starring Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham and The Doorway with Roy Scheider, which he also directed. He is also a prolific playwright with five produced works to his credit. His one-person musical play, Jolson, has had productions in several U.S. cities. Additionally, he is the author of ten published books, including The Art of Storytelling, a “how to” book on writing that is used as a text in several colleges, plus mystery/suspense novels, Nobody Drowns in Mineral Lake, Jackie Goes to Dixie and Dark Chasm.

Blood Lust The Family Secret

Author : K J Tobias
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The Family Secret

Author : William A. Stacey
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Candid interviews with all of the family members--wife, husband, and children--in families shattered by family violence are interwoven with statistical profiles to portray the facts of family violence, with accompanying information on counseling programs

Vermeer s Family Secrets

Author : Benjamin Binstock
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Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In Vermeer's Family Secrets, Benjamin Binstock revolutionizes how we think about Vermeer's work and life. Vermeer, The Sphinx of Delft, is famously a mystery in art: despite the common claim that little is known of his biography, there is actually an abundance of fascinating information about Vermeer’s life that Binstock brings to bear on Vermeer’s art for the first time; he also offers new interpretations of several key documents pertaining to Vermeer that have been misunderstood. Lavishly illustrated with more than 180 black and white images and more than sixty color plates, the book also includes a remarkable color two-page spread that presents the entirety of Vermeer's oeuvre arranged in chronological order in 1/20 scale, demonstrating his gradual formal and conceptual development. No book on Vermeer has ever done this kind of visual comparison of his complete output. Like Poe's purloined letter, Vermeer's secrets are sometimes out in the open where everyone can see them. Benjamin Binstock shows us where to look. Piecing together evidence, the tools of art history, and his own intuitive skills, he gives us for the first time a history of Vermeer's work in light of Vermeer's life. On almost every page of Vermeer's Family Secrets, there is a perception or an adjustment that rethinks what we know about Vermeer, his oeuvre, Dutch painting, and Western Art. Perhaps the most arresting revelation of Vermeer's Family Secrets is the final one: in response to inconsistencies in technique, materials, and artistic level, Binstock posits that several of the paintings accepted as canonical works by Vermeer, are in fact not by Vermeer at all but by his eldest daughter, Maria. How he argues this is one of the book's many pleasures.

Family Secrets

Author : Catherine Slaney
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Catherine Slaney grew into womanhood unaware of her celebrated Black ancestors. An unanticipated meeting was to change her life. Her great-grandfather was Dr. Anderson Abbott, the first Canadian-born Black to graduate from medical school in Toronto in 1861. In Family Secrets Catherine Slaney narrates her journey along the trail of her family tree, back through the era of slavery and the plight of fugitive slaves, the Civil War, the Elgin settlement near Chatham, Ontario, and the Chicago years. Why did some of her family identify with the Black Community while others did not? What role did "passing" play? Personal anecdotes and excerpts from archival Abbott family papers enliven the historical context of this compelling account of a family dealing with an unknown past. A welcome addition to African-Canadian history, this moving and uplifting story demonstrates that understanding one’s identity requires first the embracing of the past. "When Catherine Slaney first consulted me, her intention was to research the life of her distinguished ancestor Anderson R. Abbott. After she told me her story of the discovery of her African heritage and the search for her roots, I urged her to make that the subject of her book. Cathy has served both of these objectives, giving us an intricate and fascinating account of her quest for her own lost identity through the gradual illumination of Dr. Abbott and his legacy for modern Canadians. Family Secrets carries an important message about the issue of ’race’ as a historical artifact and as a factor in the lives of real people." – James W. St. G. Walker, University of Waterloo "This is a welcome addition to the growing collection of African-Canadian materials that connects an unknown past to a promising future. That Slaney was unaware of her Black ancestry, despite that heritage being so rich and powerful, speaks to the dilemma of Black history research – it is there but requires considerable digging to uncover." – Rosemary Sadlier, President, Ontario Black History Society

A Family Secret

Author : Josephine Cox
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The new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Josephine Cox - the master storyteller.

Family Secrets

Author : Gloria González-López
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“My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,” confides ‘Elisa’, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets, Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of childhood and adolescent incest. In Mexico, a patriarchal, religious society where women are expected to make themselves sexually available to men and where same-sex experiences for both men and women bring great shame, incest is easily hidden, seldom discussed, and rarely reported to authorities. Through gripping, emotional narrative, González-López brings the deeply troubling, hidden, and unspoken issues of incest and sexual violence in Mexican families to light. González-López contends that family and cultural structures in Mexican life enable incest and the culture of silence that surrounds it. She examines the strong bonds of familial obligation between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and elders and youth that, in the case of incest, can morph into sexual obligation; the codes of honor and shame reinforced by tradition and the Church, discouraging openness about sexual violence and trauma; the double standards of morality and stereotypes about sexuality that leave girls and women and gender nonconforming boys and men especially vulnerable to sexual abuse. Together, these cultural factors create a perfect storm for generations upon generations of unspoken incest, a cycle that takes great courage and strength to heal from and overcome. A riveting account, Family Secrets turns a feminist and sociological lens on a disturbing trend that has gone unnoticed for far too long.

Family Secrets

Author : Deborah Cohen
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We live today in a culture of full disclosure, where tell-all memoirs top the best-seller lists, transparency is lauded, and privacy seems imperiled. But how did we get here? Exploring scores of previously sealed records, Family Secrets offers a sweeping account of how shame--and the relationship between secrecy and openness--has changed over the last two centuries in Britain. Deborah Cohen uses detailed sketches of individual families as the basis for comparing different sorts of social stigma. She takes readers inside an Edinburgh town house, where a genteel maiden frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip, a darkening shadow that might betray the girl's Eurasian heritage; to a Liverpool railway platform, where a heartbroken mother hands over her eight-year old illegitimate son for adoption; to a town in the Cotswolds, where a queer vicar brings to his bank vault a diary--sewed up in calico, wrapped in parchment--that chronicles his sexual longings. Cohen explores what families in the past chose to keep secret and why. She excavates the tangled history of privacy and secrecy to explain why privacy is now viewed as a hallowed right while secrets are condemned as destructive. In delving into the dynamics of shame and guilt, Family Secrets explores the part that families, so often regarded as the agents of repression, have played in the transformation of social mores from the Victorian era to the present day. Written with compassion and keen insight, this is a bold new argument about the sea-changes that took place behind closed doors.

Family Secrets

Author : William M. Murphy
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One of the world's leading Yeats scholars completes his definitive history, begun with the highly acclaimed Prodigal Father. Family Secrets is the long-awaited sequel following in the earlier book's tradition of the "right book written by exactly the right man" (Hugh Kenner). Never before has the public been privy to the story of these lives woven in such intimate detail. Murphy takes us into some of the family's darkest "secrets:" the strains of emotional instability among the Pollexfen aunts and uncles; interest in mysticism and the occult (about which Yeats wrote considerably); the father's long platonic relationship with Miss Rosa Butt; the tensions between Lily and Lollie (the "weird sisters"), and Lollie's difficult, even paranoid personality. Drawing on correspondence and an extensive number of unpublished letters and materials not hitherto available and more than one hundred photographs and illustrations (many never before published), Family Secrets explores a gallery of characters not often found within the confines of a single family. Their story, which reads like a novel, will not only capture the fancy of general readers but will make a significant contribution to the letters of twentieth-century literature.

The Family Secret

Author : Linda DeMeulemeester
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Family Romance Family Secrets

Author : Elizabeth Lunbeck
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This fascinating book, which presents an early psychoanalyst’s session-by-session notes on a case of hysteria caused by severe sexual trauma and incest, offers a vivid portrait of psychoanalytic practice in the second decade of the twentieth century. Accompanying these notes are insightful commentaries by Elizabeth Lunbeck and Bennett Simon that situate the case historically and throw light on the many difficulties that both analyst and patient encountered in the treatment. The book will be of great interest to students of the history of psychoanalysis and other psychological therapies, to those interested in the history of women and gender, and to clinicians struggling with the treatment of severely traumatized patients today.

Family Secrets

Author : Sharon Rhodes
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Shelia Robertson should be happy as she walks into the room filled with family and friends. After all, it is a celebration. Instead, Shelia is terrified of how her family will react. For years, shes kept a secret hidden deep inside, and figured shed take it to the grave. But she has no choice; she has to tell it. She owes it to her husband, children, and friends. Now, shes determined to shine a light on what shes buried. But Shelia isnt the only one with a secret. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that Shelias family members and her two best friends are also concealing something. One by one, theyre being exposed. And for some of them, its a matter of life and death. For others, the truth will change their lives irrevocably. But can they handle the truth?Filled with family intrigue, dynamic plot shifts, and a whole lot of mystery, Family Secrets is about the surprises that lurk inside all of us and the courage it takes to open up.

Family Secrets

Author : Deborah Cohen
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On a Liverpool railway platform a heartbroken mother hands over her eight-year-old illegitimate son for adoption . . . A vicar brings to his bank vault a diary - sewed up in calico, wrapped in parchment - that chronicles his longing for other men . . . The one-year-old daughter committed to an institution and barely visited or referred to by her family ever again . . . In Family Secrets Deborah Cohen explores the extraordinary choices British families made in the past to protect their good name. Whether it is hiding an adopted son's origins or the tangled attempts to prevent a divorce, Family Secrets exposes how we dealt with our shame - publicly and in our hearts. 'A book of marvels' Kathryn Hughes, Guardian 'Fact-packed and fascinating' Evening Standard 'Dozens of illuminating stories culled from the divorce-courts, adoption agencies and institutes for the mentally impaired. A find' Judith Flanders, Sunday Telegraph Born into a family with its own fair share of secrets, Deborah Cohen was raised in Kentucky and educated at Harvard and Berkeley.She teaches at Northwestern University, where she holds the Peter B. Ritzma Professorship of the Humanities.Her last book was the award-winning Household Gods, a history of the British love-affair with the home.

A Family Secret How Could You Not Know

Author : S A CURENTON
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A Family s Secret

Author : Jando Herrera
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The Wildwoods

Author : Cathy Wilson
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A mistrial verdict allows a crime boss to walk free.A perjury charge causes a decorated detective to be incarcerated.A web of corruption spins out of control.

Family Secrets

Author : Linda Barr
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Michael, Ali’s new stepfather, is kind and generous—at first. Then he starts setting all kinds of rules for Ali, her mom, and her little brother. And Michael gets furious when anyone breaks his rules. Then Ali sees bruises on her mom, who won’t admit that anything is wrong. She isn’t about to let her second marriage fail. As Michael grows more impatient and demanding with all of them, especially her little brother, Ali worries about their safety. But what can she do? Michael can be very charming, so who will believe how he acts when no one else is around? One night, Ali is forced to face the truth. She has to do something—before it’s too late.

Family Secrets

Author : Max Willis Foxton
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With his sister’s urging, elderly Jeremiah recounts the first of their many youthful adventures. Jeremiah and Susanne discover a lot of the Morris clan’s family history, and young Jeremiah is only beginning to figure things out. The whole mess starts when Jeremiah’s family visits the grandparents in Britain. It soon becomes freakishly apparent that most of Jeremiah’s ancestors dating back to 1745 currently reside in Nana and Papa’s attic—and they are full of useful information. It turns out his eighth great-uncle Edgar was wrongly hung for murder centuries ago. Inspired by Edgar’s parents, the Earl Mortimer and the Countess Leila, Jeremiah and Susanne decide to help his disgraced relative and solve a mystery from the 1700s to bring closure to Edgar and his beloved Jemima. Throughout his investigations, Jeremiah makes a shocking discovery: some of his ancestors really are killers. As he solves an old mystery, a new murder has to be stopped: Jeremiah’s own! With the help of other quick-thinking ancestors, he must avoid becoming another dead occupant of Papa’s attic. To stay alive, Jeremiah will quickly learn what kindness and fair play can do against evil.