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  • Journey Of The Adopted Selfby Betty Jean Lifton

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.95

    The author of the ďadoptee?s bible,? Lost and Found , explores the inner psychological world of adopted people and shows how the search for biological roots can be a journey toward wholeness. more...

  • Witness to an Extreme Centuryby Robert Jay Lifton

    Free Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    On a fateful day in the spring of 1954 Robert Jay Lifton, a young American psychiatrist just discharged from service in the Korean War, decided to stay in Hong Kong rather than return home?changing his life plans entirely?so that he could continue work that had enthralled him, interviewing people subjected to Chinese thought reform. He had plunged... more...

  • Death in Lifeby Robert Jay Lifton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion"--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1941. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and... more...

  • Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalismby Robert Jay Lifton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    Informed by Erik Erikson's concept of the formation of ego identity, this book, which first appreared in 1961, is an analysis of the experiences of fifteen Chinese citizens and twenty-five Westerners who underwent "brainwashing" by the Communist Chinese government. Robert Lifton constructs these case histories through personal interviews and outlines... more...

  • Witness to an Extreme Centuryby Robert Jay Lifton

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    On a fateful day in the spring of 1954 Robert Jay Lifton, a young American psychiatrist just discharged from service in the Korean War, decided to stay in Hong Kong rather than return home?changing his life plans entirely?so that he could continue work that had enthralled him, interviewing people subjected to Chinese thought reform. He had plunged... more...

  • Witness to an Extreme Centuryby Robert Jay Lifton

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    On a fateful day in the spring of 1954 Robert Jay Lifton, a young American psychiatrist just discharged from service in the Korean War, decided to stay in Hong Kong rather than return home?changing his life plans entirely?so that he could continue work that had enthralled him, interviewing people subjected to Chinese thought reform. He had plunged... more...

  • Destroying the World to Save Itby Robert Jay Lifton

    Henry Holt and Co. 2000; US$ 27.99

    National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all. Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring... more...

  • Beyond Invisible Wallsby Jacob D. Lindy; Robert Jay Lifton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Edited by two significant contributors to the trauma literature, this book examines the long-lasting personal and multigenerational imprint of Soviet trauma and the ongoing stresses of life after Communism, and promises to be a classic work of value for years to come. Through the voices of East European clinicians from six countries, we learn of their... more...

  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneyby Richard P. Lifton; Stefan Somlo; Gerhard H. Giebisch; Donald W. Seldin

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 180.00

    Genetic approaches have revolutionized our understanding of the fundamental causes of human disease by permitting the identification of specific genes in which variation causes or contributes to susceptibility to, or protection from, disease. More than 2,000 disease genes have been identified in the last 20 years, providing important new insight into... more...

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