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Thomas Sugrue (1907–1953)

Author of Story of Edgar Cayce: There Is a River

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Sugrue, Thomas
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Sugrue, Thomas Joseph
Birthdate
1907
Date of death
1953
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Naugatuck, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Education
Washington and Lee University
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New York Herald Tribune
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Thomas Joseph Sugrue (1907–1953) was an American writer. He is best known today as the author of There Is a River, the only biography of Edgar Cayce written during Cayce’s lifetime and the book that made the psychic a household name in 1942. Still available, his biography of Cayce's life has touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands. He also lent his writing talents to the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment for numerous articles and news items.

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I finally finished it!! This was a book club read from 2 yeasts ago. (I know it's horrible but at least I eventually finished) I did skip the case histories at the end though, those were just too dull for me. I found Egdar's story interesting, but the philosophy, not so much. Overall it was just Ok,not my typical read.
 
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LenaR0307 | 2 other reviews | May 30, 2016 |
This book was written by a college friend of Cayce's son shortly after Edgar's death in 1945. It was written almost as a narrative more than a biography in a story fashion. I preferred the biography of Cayce more than this book, but it is written my someone who had closer connection possibly.

Two figures in history have always fascinated me Edgar Cayce and Tesla. Both of these men seemed to be tapping into some extrasensorial power that we only have no clues to. Cayce would tell you it was from and about god. Maybe so, if you are a believer in such. I cannot explain him but it does not seem he was a fraud like 99% of the like. His readings were truly remarkable and with his insight to medical terms and afflictions could not have been fabricated with his level of no conscious knowledge of this field whatsoever.

His odd remedies seemed to work, or at least are related to have. The medical community of course scoffed and probably would today. But for those he helped outside of what traditional medicine could do, they certainly believed.

Sugrue concludes the book with a few essays regarding Cayce and his insights. Interestingly enough he talks of the big spiritual changes to come in 1999, He also warns of our disregard for environment. Maybe we are seeing some of the changes there, but our spiritual development seems a work in progress yet.
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knightlight777 | 2 other reviews | Mar 16, 2013 |
What an amazing man. This book tells the hard life story of this humble man with the most amazing gift. You know by reading it, he was capable of so much more. I would advise anyone with a spiritual interest to read this book.
 
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johedger | 2 other reviews | Apr 30, 2011 |
This is the experieince of Edmund Starling, on the detail of the Secret Service from Presidents Wilson through FDR (although he gave his notice when FDR was elected). Starling tells us of the romantic side of Woodrow Wilson, the humor of "Silent" Calvin Coolidge, and the soft side of Herbert Hoover; all things that the history books don't mention. The only downside of this book is the first 1-2 chapters in which Starling tells us of his days working for different sheriffs in Texas---a real snoozer. This is a keeper in my library and I have read it twice.… (more)
 
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