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  • Revolution in Mindby George Makari

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    A masterful history of one of the most important movements of our time, Revolution in Mind is a brilliant, engaging, and radically new work?the first ever to fully account for the making of psychoanalysis. In a sweeping narrative, George Makari demonstrates how a new way of thinking about inner life coalesced and won followers who spread this body... more...

  • Albion Dreamingby Andy Roberts

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 16.40

    Contrary to popular belief, LSD is much more connected to Britain than it is to the USA. This engaging book looks at the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the present day. It provides a hidden history of a controversial drug and how it permeated British culture. more...

  • The Work of Daniel Lagacheby Daniel Lagache

    Karnac Books 1992; US$ 53.95

    'There is still much to be said about Lagache the psychoanalyst. As early as 1947, he founded the Library of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Presses Universitaires de France, and forty-two volumes have appeared, by French and foreign authors, nine of them works or reprints of articles by Freud. It was here, under the direction of Lagache,... more...

  • Heinz Kohutby Charles Strozier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 8.99

    An incisive biography of the founder of "self psychology" -- a key movement in American psychology -- and one of the greatest analysts since Freud. Heinz Kohut was at the center of the twentieth-century psychoanalytic movement. After fleeing his native Vienna when the Nazis took power there, he settled in Chicago and worked in its university; within... more...

  • Freud's World: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Timesby Luis Cordón

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 98.00

    Sigmund Freud is one of the most influential 20th-century intellectuals in Europe and the United States. His innovative theories and unprecedented practices are topics worthy of extensive review, but just as fascinating are the events of his life and the origins of his core beliefs. Freud's World: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Times organizes... more...

  • Putnam Campby George Prochnik

    Other Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Winner of the 2007 Gradiva Award An innovative work of biography that traces the lasting impact of the friendship between Sigmund Freud and pioneering American psychologist James Jackson Putnam. In 1909 Sigmund Freud made his only visit to America, which included a trip to "Putnam Camp??the eminent American psychologist James Jackson Putnam's family... more...

  • Finding Jungby Frank N. McMillan; David H. Rosen; Sir Laurens van der Post

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Available electronically in an open-access, full-text edition from the Texas A&M University Libraries' Digital Repository at http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146844 . Frank N. McMillan Jr., a country boy steeped in the traditional culture of rural Texas, was summoned to a life-long quest for meaning by a dream lion he met in the night.... more...

  • MELANIE KLEINby Phyllis Grosskurth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    Until recently underestimated in America, Melanie Klein was a leading figure in psychoanalytic circles from the 1920s until her death in 1960. Parent of object-relations theory, she saw the development of children, and of the female in particular, in a way that was both an extension of and a challenge to orthodox Freudian thinking. Now, drawing on... more...

  • Hyperby Timothy Denevi

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    The first book of its kind about what it?s like to be a child with ADHD, Hyper is a ?haunting narrative that explores the world?s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out? ( Nature ) that also illuminates the history of how we came to medicate more than four million children today. Among the first generation of boys prescribed medication... more...

  • Masters of Bedlamby Andrew Scull; Charlotte MacKenzie; Nicholas Hervey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00

    Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century "mad-doctors," Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy... more...