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The Resource The rising : murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town, Ryan D'Agostino

The rising : murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town, Ryan D'Agostino

Label
The rising : murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town
Title
The rising
Title remainder
murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town
Statement of responsibility
Ryan D'Agostino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The astonishing story of one man's recovery in the face of traumatic loss--and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Broken and defeated, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D'Agostino takes us into Bill Petit's world, using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance. To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, D'Agostino digs deep into Bill's all-American upbringing, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man's life, but of a community's power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values. Following Bill through the hardest days--through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it--The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost. Today, Bill Petit has remarried. He and his wife have an infant son. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, and yet it confirms our persistent, if oft unspoken, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and that the wells we draw on in trying times can sate almost bottomless need. Bill's story, told as never before in The Rising, is by turns compelling and uplifting, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit"--
  • "The story of Bill Petit, the Connecticut man whose family was killed in a home invasion, and his remarkable recovery from that trauma"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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D'Agostino, Ryan
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.C44
LC item number
D34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petit, William Arthur
  • Murder
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
  • Survival
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SELF-HELP
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Petit, William Arthur
  • Grief
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Murder
  • Connecticut
Label
The rising : murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town, Ryan D'Agostino
Link
9780804140164.jpg
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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
December 2012 -- July 23, 2007 -- What a life means -- Education -- Jennifer -- Home -- Sunday -- Monday -- Aftermath -- Remembrance -- Existence -- The first trial -- Help a neighbor, fight for a cause, love your family -- The second trial -- Marriage -- A new kind of dawn
Control code
ocn898909722
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780804140164
Lccn
2015009403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898909722
Label
The rising : murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town, Ryan D'Agostino
Link
9780804140164.jpg
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
December 2012 -- July 23, 2007 -- What a life means -- Education -- Jennifer -- Home -- Sunday -- Monday -- Aftermath -- Remembrance -- Existence -- The first trial -- Help a neighbor, fight for a cause, love your family -- The second trial -- Marriage -- A new kind of dawn
Control code
ocn898909722
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780804140164
Lccn
2015009403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898909722

Library Locations

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