The River of Lost Souls: What We Might Learn From Niagara Falls Suicides

The River of Lost Souls What We Might Learn From Niagara Falls Suicides Part historical narrative and memoir social commentary and thriller The River of Lost Souls is as compelling hypnotic mysterious and fascinating as Niagara Falls itself It was near dawn in the Ni

Part historical narrative and memoir, social commentary and thriller, The River of Lost Souls is as compelling, hypnotic, mysterious, and fascinating as Niagara Falls itself It was near dawn in the Niagara Glen when Michael Clarkson went looking for the body of a former classmate, the poet Robert Billings, whose journal entries suggested he was going to take his own lifePart historical narrative and memoir, social commentary and thriller, The River of Lost Souls is as compelling, hypnotic, mysterious, and fascinating as Niagara Falls itself.It was near dawn in the Niagara Glen when Michael Clarkson went looking for the body of a former classmate, the poet Robert Billings, whose journal entries suggested he was going to take his own life The search began at the brink of Horseshoe Falls one of the three waterfalls that create the grandeur of Niagara This was a side of the falls unknown to tourists, lovers, and sightseers except for those who chose to disappear into the mist.For Michael, his friend s suicide impelled a personal journey to comprehend the heartrending lure of Niagara Falls and the tragic history of its jumpers, which dates back as far as the 1830s Swallowed by the whirlpools some found, some lost forever and motivated by depression, desperation, loss of love, or shame, they were drawn to the awesome power of the landmark for one haunting purpose Michael Clarkson is a professional speaker and author of nine books, focusing largely on mental health issues and self help He has won a dozen national and international awards for his writing and research Cover design by Adil Dara

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  1. Examines its subject wellThis book takes on the history of people who have gone over Niagara Falls as daredevils, accidentally, or the vast majority suicides The title is somewhat misleading, as the author spends relatively little space on lessons learned from the Falls suicides It s of a straightforward retelling of many sad stories of the poor souls who met their ends in this unusual manner Towards the end, we do learn about an extremely small, select group of those who made the trip without [...]


  2. An interesting compendium of Niagara Falls suicides There are a few harrowing rescues and stories of surviving the drop that are relayed too I m not sure we learn much about the suicides that happen at this great landmark other than their reasons are incredibly varied, the only real common thread being their waterfall location I have an interest in the region and have been to the Falls many times so this book was a must.


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