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The American Samaritans
Monica Dickens
Edited, with Preface, Introduction, and Epilogue by Carlton Jackson

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This book relates the founding in America, and evaluates the effectiveness of, a branch of the worldwide organization of volunteers known as the Samaritans, committed to the prevention of suicide through the simple means of "listening therapy." Great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Monica Dickens was best known in England as a novelist; in America, as the founder of the U.S. Samaritans. Today Samaritans are in every large city of the country. Volunteers work twenty-four hours a day, answering telephones or meeting troubled people, to try to give them, in nonjudgmental ways, the help they need to get their lives back in order.

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Cover of book is green with white and light blue text and a black and white photo of a woman.

LC: 96-010815 HV
152 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-87972-699-7
Cloth $35.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-700-0
Paper $15.95 t

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