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The Resource Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Label
Educated : a memoir
Title
Educated
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tara Westover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home
  • Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Westover prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. Educating herself, Westover was seventeen when she was admitted to Brigham Young University. Her memoir gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it. -- adapted from back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westover, Tara
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT3262.I2
LC item number
W47 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Westover, Tara
  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Preparedness
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Subculture
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Christian biography
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
  • Home schooling
  • Preparedness
  • Rural conditions
  • Subculture
  • Survivalism
  • Victims of family violence
  • Women
  • Women college students
  • Idaho
  • United States
  • Home schooling
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated
Control code
ocn989962383
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Lccn
2016954899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989962383
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated
Control code
ocn989962383
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Lccn
2016954899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989962383

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