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The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who… (urspr publ 2007; utgåvan 2007)

av Barbara Bisantz Raymond (Författare)

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For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee -- selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.… (mer)
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Titel:The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption
Författare:Barbara Bisantz Raymond (Författare)
Info:Da Capo Press (2007), 320 pages
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The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption av Barbara Bisantz Raymond (2007)

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After reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, I had to learn more about Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Home Children's Society. Georgia was pure evil and did not care about the welfare of the children, just about making money for herself. ( )
  dara85 | Aug 6, 2018 |
While the subject matter was difficult (sometimes nearly painful to read), I found this book kept my interest. One one hand, I feel that an author's personal opinion should be avoided when writing non-fiction, on the other, I can understand how the author (an adoptive mother herself) would be effected by the subject. However, I think I'd like to have seen that in two separate books: a memoir and a non-fiction relaying the travesty Georgia Tann inflicted upon the adoption industry and her victims, living and passed on. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ( )
  TLVZ721 | May 22, 2018 |
Wow! An excellent book for book clubs and people working with families. How one woman in one corrupt city in the early 1900's could affect the national direction and legislation of adoption and be so evil and corrupt! Didn't realize where our notion of the importance of adoption secrecy came from, but here it is. It was to protect her group of baby thieves and the families who sometimes did not know or care where their adopted child came from. Important even today for the world's legality in international adoptions. Families who want to adopt through legit channels always struggle mightily with the paperwork and magnifying glass put on them for approval, but wow, Georgia Tann didn't check out who she put babies or children with, 5,000 of them. ( )
  EllenH | Sep 14, 2017 |
This is the real-life story of Georgia Tann and the families she forever altered...

Well written and terrifying because it's TRUE. ( )
  shannon.dolgos | Sep 5, 2017 |
The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption by Barbara Raymond
302 pages

★★ ½

Georgia Tann was considered the mother of modern adoption – noble…right? Maybe not so much so. From 1926-1950 she had the nasty habit of stealing children from unwed mothers and selling them for a hefty price to the rich and the famous and death among children in her “care” was common. Even after it came out with what she did, parents whose children were stolen had no right to do anything, nor did the adopted children – what was done was done according to the state (she had quite a backing in high up places).

The subject matter in this book is quite fascinating. The writing… not so much so. The author is known for writing articles for magazines and perhaps that’s what she should stick to. This book comes off as one very long article. The research is extensive but she at times has a habit of making it more of an editorial with her “I think” thrown in quite commonly. It was repetitive in many parts. I found myself counting down the pages towards the end… “only 23 pages left….only 22 pages left…” which as anyone knows if they’ve watched the time, makes it that much more slow. But regardless, this is a part of history that deserves to be told, it has effected many and still does up to this day. It is disturbing and tragic.
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For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee -- selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.

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