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Pegasus in Pinfeathers free pdf In 1986, when going through his late mother Betty Ford's papers in her basement, her son Michael Aquino discovered a mouldering suitcase filled with the disintegrating manuscripts of poems she had written between ages 11-17, which she had never bothered to even mention. Along with them was an Introduction written by her Stanford mentor Professor Lewis Terman, for an intended publication entitled _Pegasus in Pinfeathers_. Astounded by these poems, Michael carefully pieced the fragments together, and so _PiP_ is finally here: 256 poems totaling over 35,000 words in this 366-page collection. Far from what one would normally expect in juvenilia, Betty's verse explores not only the natural universe about her, but stunning metaphysical and magical visions of her own creation. This edition includes Professor Terman's original 1929 Introduction, and a 2014 Foreword by Michael.

About Betty Ford

Betty Ford, the daughter of San Francisco physician Campbell Ford and his wife Sophie, was born in 1912. The Fords soon realized they had a very unusual daughter: She was walking at 7 months, talking with the alphabet memorized at 9 months, and by age 3 was easily devouring books of adult literature (over 750 in the next three years), resulting in a shower of media mentions including Ripley's "Believe It or Not." She came to the attention of Stanford's Psychology Professor Lewis Terman in his study of unusual children- he tested her I.Q. as 188 - about 1/100,000. She was the youngest student ever to enter Stanford at 14, and completed her B.A. in only three years. She studied sculpture with the renowned Georg Kolbe in Germany in the 1930s, returned home to give her own exhibitions at art museums, and worked with Lewis Hill to found listener-sponsored KPFA in Berkeley, then with his successor Hal Winkler to create KPFK in Los Angeles. Her own program "The Bookmark" introduced such discoveries as Boris Pasternak's _Dr. Zhivago_ to American audiences. In San Francisco she was a principal member of SPUR, the Commonwealth Club, the World Affairs Council, Inter Nationes, and the Book Club of California. She was a Priestess of Set, and served as the Temple of Set's Executive Director until her passing in 1985. She was married to Michael Aquino (Sr.) until 1958, and their son Michael (Jr.) was born in 1946.

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Author : Betty Ford
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 18 October 2014
ISBN : 1502847361
EAN : 9781502847362
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 370 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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