The White House Boys: An American Tragedy (Paperback)

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    Hidden far from sight, deep in the thick underbrush of the North Florida woods are the ghostly graves of more than thirty unidentified bodies, some of which are thought to be children who were beaten to death at the old Florida Industrial School for Boys at Marianna. It is suspected that many more bodies will be found in the fields and swamplands surrounding the institution. Investigations into the unmarked graves have compelled many grown men to come forward and share their stories of the abuses they endured and the atrocities they witnessed in the 1950s and 1960s at the institution. 

        The White House Boys: An American Tragedy is the true story of the horrors recalled by Roger Dean Kiser, one of the boys incarcerated at the facility in the late fifties for the crime of being a confused, unwanted, and wayward child. In a style reminiscent of the works of Mark Twain, Kiser recollects the horrifying verbal, sexual, and physical abuse he and other innocent young boys endured at the hands of their "caretakers." Questions remain unanswered and theories abound, but Roger and the other 'White House Boys' are determined to learn the truth and see justice served.

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    ISBN 9780757314216
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 224
    Publisher Date 2009-01-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hci
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An American Tragedy
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Kiser, Roger Dean
    Country of Origin United States

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