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    DescriptionAt once a true psychological detective story, a family tragedy and a mordant comedy about what happens when modern psychiatry succumbs to hysterias as old as Salem. This is the story of Paul Ingram, a sheriff's deputy in Olympia, Washington, whose grown daughters suddenly accused him of having molested them in the course of demonic rites.

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    Remembering Satan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lawrence Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679755821
    ISBN 10: 0679755829

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.5
    BIC subject category V2: HRQX9
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC classification: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 300
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, POL000000
    DC22: 364.1536
    DC21: 364.1536
    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000, FAM001000
    Thema V1.0: JP, JM, DNXC
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books ed.
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A fantastic case reverberating with questions about the nature of memory itself.... A thoughtful and gripping book." -- The New York Times "This is a cautionary tale of immense value, told with rare intelligence, restraint and compassion. Remembering Satan catapults Wright to the front rank of American journalists." -- Newsweek
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    In 1988 Ericka and Julie Ingram began making a series of accusations of sexual abuse against their father, Paul Ingram, who was a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington. At first the accusations were confined to molestations in their childhood, but they grew to include torture and rape as recently as the month before. At a time when reported incidents of "recovered memories" had become widespread, these accusations were not unusual. What captured national attention in this case is that, under questioning, Ingram appeared to remember participating in bizarre satanic rites involving his whole family and other members of the sheriff's department. Remembering Satan is a lucid, measured, yet absolutely riveting inquest into a case that destroyed a family, engulfed a small town, and captivated an America obsessed by rumors of a satanic underground. As it follows the increasingly bizarre accusations and confessions, the claims and counterclaims of police, FBI investigators, and mental health professionals. Remembering Satan gives us what is at once a psychological detective story and a domestic tragedy about what happens when modern science is subsumed by our most archaic fears.