Wrongful Deaths

Wrongful Deaths None

  • Title: Wrongful Deaths
  • Author: William Wharton
  • ISBN: 9781862071407
  • Page: 324
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    About "William Wharton"

    1. William Wharton

      William Wharton 7 November 1925 29 October 2008 , the pen name of the author Albert William Du Aime pronounced as doo EM , was an American born author best known for his first novel Birdy, which was also successful as a film.Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania He graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1943, and was inducted into the school s Wall of Fame in 1997 He volunteered to serve in the United States Army during World War II, and was assigned to serve in a unit to be trained as engineers He ended up being assigned to serve in the infantry and was severely wounded in the Battle of the Bulge After his discharge, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received a undergraduate degree in art and a doctorate in psychology, later teaching art in the Los Angeles Unified School District.His first novel Birdy was published in 1978 when he was than 50 years old Birdy was a critical and popular success, and Alan Parker directed a film version starring Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine After the publication of Birdy and through the early 1990s, Du Aime published eight novels, including Dad and A Midnight Clear, both of which were also filmed, the former starring Jack Lemmon.Many of the protagonists of Wharton s novels, despite having different names and backgrounds, have similar experiences, attitudes, and traits that lead one to presume that they are partly autobiographical citation needed There is precious little certifiable biography available about Wharton Du Aime He served in France and Germany in World War II in the 87th Infantry Division, was a painter, spent part of his adult life living on a houseboat as an artist in France, raised several children not all of whom appreciated his philosophy of child rearing , is a reasonably skilled carpenter and handyman, and has suffered from profound gastrointestinal problems.In 1988, Wharton s daughter, Kate his son in law, Bert and their two children, two year old Dayiel and eight month old Mia, were killed in a horrific 23 car motor vehicle accident near Albany, Oregon, that was caused by the smoke generated by grass burning on nearby farmland In 1995, Wharton wrote a mostly non fiction book, Ever After A Father s True Story, in which he recounts the incidents leading up to the accident, his family s subsequent grief, and the three years he devoted to pursuing redress in the Oregon court system for the field burning that caused the accident Houseboat on Seine, a memoir, was published in 1996, about Wharton s purchase and renovation of a houseboat.It is worth to be noted that he gained an enormous and very hard to be explained popularity in Poland, which was followed by many editions as well as meetings and, eventually, some works prepared and edited only in Polish.Wharton died on October 29, 2008 of an infection he contracted while being hospitalized for blood pressure problems.

    841 thoughts on “Wrongful Deaths”

    1. Sorry, in my humble opinion Wharton is NOT good writer.However I did read his books as a kid when I wasn't very ambitious reader.

    2. Very real and equally heartbreaking. In some strange way it was like catharsis. definitely not for the faint-hearted.

    3. Very autobiographical book by William Wharton. About his daughter, her life partners, kids and her death in car accident caused by the smoke from burning fields. In this accident died she, her second husband and their two daughters. Despite the fact it's about death of very close relatives it's about life. William Wharton after this tragedy was fighting for banning the burning fields.

    4. Maybe that's true that Whorton's literature isn't very ambitious but one thing you must to admit - he can really touch readers hearts.

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