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Common Book: Organ Thieves

VCU's Common Book

Learn more about the VCU Common Book program and events on campus.

Copies in VCU Libraries
Copies of The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South will be available early summer from both Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Health Sciences Library on the MCV Campus.

Book Review from The Washington Post:
“Journalist Chip Jones tells a gruesome story….The disregard for Black lives The Organ Thieves documents makes it an urgently modern warning.”

Use the tabs on the left of this guide to learn more about VCU's Common Book

Accessing, Navigating, and Downloading the Organ Thieves Ebook

Accessing the Organ Thieves Ebook

  • Search for "Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South"

  • Click the green "Access Online" link below the book's title

Navigating to a Particular Section within the Ebook

  • Go to a particular chapter by clicking the chapter title on the central portion of your screen

  • While reading, advance from page to page by clicking the blue navigation arrows  at the bottom of your screen

Downloading Parts of the Ebook to Read Offline

  • Click the gray Save Pageslink at the top of your screen

  • Provide the range of pages you'd like to download

  • Click the yellow "Save PDF" link

  • NOTE: while the ebook platform indicates a maximum of 100 pages may be downloaded/printed, the ebook platform's method of counting pages differs from the page counts used in the book. Downloading/printing the cover and the next 99 pages will include the full text through the end of the Afterword. To download/print the remaining pages (the Notes and About the Author sections), close the ebook browser tab, then access the ebook again using the above instructions and download/print the remaining pages.

Reading Programs

Learn more about the VCU Common Book program and events on campus.

Since 2006, VCU's Reading Programs have introduced students to the academic and intellectual culture of VCU through a common reading experience. VCU Libraries Resource Guides include links to interviews, articles and items on reserve at VCU Libraries. 

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