Lunatic: The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum by Edward Gleason
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House
- Pages: 454
- Publication date: 2016
Lunatic: The Rise and Fall of an American Asylum tells of one hundred and thirty years of history, detailing the trials and tribulations of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Unlike any other book about a Kirkbride Building, a portion of all proceeds are used to preserve a 157 year old National Historic Landmark, the oldest and most intact Kirkbride in existence. The author Edward Gleason has worked as the Historian for Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum since its purchase at auction in 2007. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, constructed between 1858 and 1881, is the largest hand-cut blue sandstone building in the Western Hemisphere and 2nd largest in the World.. This Gothic structure was the end of the line for West Virginia's insane for 130 years....
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