By Betty Levitov
By Roland Oliver
In the nation-states of Gold is Oliver’s account of his existence and paintings. He writes in a deft and vigorous type concerning the conditions of his adolescence that formed his schooling and outlook: his youth on a river houseboat in Kashmir, the influential lecturers and pals met at Stowe and Cambridge, and his carrier in global battle II as a cryptographer in British intelligence, the place he met his first spouse, Caroline Linehan. His curiosity in church heritage whereas at Cambridge led him to check the historic results of Christian missionaries in Africa, and therefore his occupation began.
The middle of the publication is Oliver’s account of his examine travels all through tropical Africa from the Forties to the Nineteen Eighties; his efforts to coach and foster African graduate scholars to coach in African universities; his position in setting up meetings and journals to compile the paintings of historians and archaeologists from Europe and Africa; his encounters with political and spiritual leaders, students, squaddies, and storytellers; and the political and fiscal upheavals of the continent that he witnessed.
By Harlow, Harry F.; Harlow, Harry Frederick; Blum, Deborah; Harlow, Harry F.
Deborah Blum examines the background of affection in the course of the lens of its strangest unsung hero: an excellent, fearless, alcoholic psychologist named Harry Frederick Harlow. Pursuing the concept human affection should be understood, studied, even measured, Harlow (1905-1981) arrived at his conclusions by way of engaging in research--sometimes appealing, occasionally horrible--on the primates in his college of Wisconsin laboratory. ironically, his darkest experiments can have the brightest legacy, for through learning "neglect" and its life-altering results, Harlow proven love's principal position in shaping not just how we suppose but in addition how we expect. Blum perspectives him as a pioneer in demonstrating the very important value of relationships and like to wellbeing and fitness and survival. Read more...
By Paul Roazen
To someone attracted to the background of Freudian psychoanalysis, the paintings of Paul Roazen is celebrated. during the last 20 years he has written and edited various books within the box, together with significant biographies of Erik Erikson and Helene Deutsch. during this new publication Roazen reaches again to the start of his profession within the Sixties, while he interviewed greater than seventy those that had identified Sigmund Freud individually, between them approximately a dozen contributors of Freud's kin. those integrated 3 of Freud's kids - Oliver, Mathilda, and Anna - and a number of other in-laws, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Roazen additionally met with many individuals of Freud's "other" family members - the boys and ladies who grew to become a part of the psychoanalytic move and considered Freud as their mentor and patriarch. The targeted notes Roazen took in the course of those interviews give you the foundation for this e-book, which bargains clean insights and knowledge approximately Freud and Freudianism. Roazen recounts, for instance, the tale of his discovery that Anna Freud were psychoanalyzed via her father, and he explores the strained kinfolk among Freud and his numerous normal and highbrow progeny. half own memory, half ancient research, assembly Freud's kinfolk examines the issues of intersection in Freud's existence and concept. In so doing, it enriches our knowing and demystifies the legacy of 1 of the main influential figures of the fashionable age.
By Nini Herman
The autobiography of a lady who underwent Jungian, Freudian and Kleinian research.
By Nancy Kriplen
He used to be hated, feared, and sought after. The country's second-richest guy on the time of his loss of life, John D. MacArthur (1897-1978) additionally grew to become one in all its nice benefactors. each year, a few dozen American writers, artists, intellectuals, and scientists obtain up to a part million money in gives you often called the 'genius awards' from the loo D. and Catherine T. MacArthur origin. yet MacArthur used to be no longer the benevolent determine you could anticipate. Stingier than J. Paul Getty, as money-obsessed as Howard Hughes, and as ruthless as Cornelius Vanderbilt, MacArthur was once probably the most multi-layered males in company historical past. Now, during this first complete biography of John D. MacArthur as he particularly used to be, Nancy Kriplen finds the guy in the back of the parable - the usually vulgar, occasionally unethical, continually formidable rogue who might develop into one among America's wealthiest men."The Eccentric Billionaire" chronicles how MacArthur accrued his fortune, emerging from a poverty-saturated adolescence because the son of a fire-and-brimstone preacher to develop into an assurance and actual property wealthy person. As sole proprietor of Bankers lifestyles and Casualty, he additionally equipped a true property empire that spanned the continent. according to interviews with contributors of the MacArthur kinfolk in addition to formerly undiscovered letters and papers, this publication finds MacArthur's tumultuous inner most lifestyles, together with his quickie divorce from his first spouse and his Mexican marriage to Catherine, his brother's adorable, smart teenage secretary who might aid him on his climb to riches. the writer additionally explores MacArthur's relationships along with his friends and family, together with his brother, the playwright Charles MacArthur, and sister-in-law, the good actress Helen Hayes. generally researched and wonderfully written, "The Eccentric Billionaire" is a revealing examine a guy whose impact has prolonged in methods he by no means dreamed.
By Gertrudis Van De Vijver, Filip Geerardyn
This important new interpreting of Freud's pre-analytic texts proposes either to introduce psychoanalysis to a research-driven, interdisciplinary technique of fixing difficulties, and to open up the potential of a methodological shift within the sciences.