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The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
Contributor(s): Bateson, John (Author)

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ISBN: 0520272404     ISBN-13: 9780520272408
Publisher: University of California Press
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2012
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Psychology | Suicide
- Travel | United States - West - Pacific (ak, Ca, Hi, Or, Wa)
Dewey: 362.280
LCCN: 2011038983
Physical Information: 1.02" H x 5.83" W x 8.43" (1.09 lbs) 336 pages
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Locality - San Francisco, California
- Cultural Region - Northern California
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Cultural Region - West Coast
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/27/2012 pg. 79
Library Journal 04/01/2012 pg. 89
Foreword 05/31/2012
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful and most photographed structures in the world. It's also the most deadly. Since it opened in 1937, more than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it the top suicide site on earth. It's also the only international landmark without a suicide barrier. Weaving drama, tragedy, and politics against the backdrop of a world-famous city, The Final Leap is the first book ever written about Golden Gate Bridge suicides. John Bateson leads us on a fascinating journey that uncovers the reasons for the design decision that led to so many deaths, provides insight into the phenomenon of suicide, and examines arguments for and against a suicide barrier. He tells the stories of those who have died, the few who have survived, and those who have been affected--from loving families to the Coast Guard, from the coroner to suicide prevention advocates.

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