The Resource Seduced by madness : the true story of the Susan Polk murder case, Carol Pogash

Seduced by madness : the true story of the Susan Polk murder case, Carol Pogash

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Seduced by madness : the true story of the Susan Polk murder case
Title
Seduced by madness
Title remainder
the true story of the Susan Polk murder case
Statement of responsibility
Carol Pogash
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In October 2002, the quiet northern California town of Orinda was rocked when Susan Polk, the mother of three teenage boys, was arrested for stabbing her husband and former therapist, Dr. Felix Polk, to death. Here, journalist Pogash reconstructs the case. Examining the decadent culture of California in the 1970s, Pogash looks at how, in this period of drugs and sexual exploration, a teen found herself caught in the grasp of a therapist who, like many others, fell for every passing trend in mental health therapy. Pogash reconstructs the vague beginnings of the couple's sexual relationship in the therapist's office, exploring how Felix's relaxed attitude toward therapy blinded him to the complex nature of Susan's mental state, and how their mutual obsession with each other sealed their fate. Pogash also provides a first-hand account of the media-circus murder trial in which Susan defended herself.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
IFA
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Pogash, Carol
Dewey number
364.1523092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.O695
LC item number
P64 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Polk, Susan
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
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Seduced by madness : the true story of the Susan Polk murder case, Carol Pogash
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Publication
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Includes index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036863255
Label
Seduced by madness : the true story of the Susan Polk murder case, Carol Pogash
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036863255

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