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The Passionate Economist: How Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare

by Sheard, Sally

This is the first biography of Abel-Smith. It takes a historical perspective to analyse the development of health and social welfare systems since the 1950s, exposing the critical impact of long-running debates...


Wolf Messing - The True Story of Russia`s Greatest Psychic

by Tatiana Lungin

This Wolf Messing memoir by Tatiana Lungin presents a revealing portrait of one of the greatest psychic performers of the 20th century. Lungin chronicles Messing's incredible life and career, and provides an...


Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network

by Jonathan D. Moreno

The untold story of the creative genius behind major 20th-century movements in therapy and theater and his lasting influence


Michael Servetus, Heartfelt: Proceedings of the International Servetus Congress, Barcelona, 20-21 October, 2006

by Juan Naya & Marian Hillar

This book is a tribute to Michael Servetus and his legacy as a humanist, Renaissance scholar, and standard-bearer of freedom of conscience. The Servetus International Congress in 2006 brought together prestigious...


Freud

by Peter D. Kramer

Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also...


High Price

by Carl Hart

High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies...


Night Thoughts: Reflections of a Sex Therapist

by Avodah K. Offit

A collection of essays on the viscissitudes of sexuality and love. It deals with the familiar as well as the forbidden. Topics range from masturbation, orgasm and post-coital feelings, to extra-marital patterns,...


Sullivan Revisited. Life and Work. Harry Stack Sullivan’s Relevance for Contemporary Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

by Marco Conci

Dr. Marco Conci, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, active in the international psychoanalytic community and inhabiting three linguistic and cultural environments (Italian, German, and American), has given us a...


The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress

by Scott Nadelson

Beginning in the summer of 2004, Scott Nadelson’s life fell apart. His fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding for another woman who made her living performing as a drag king. He moved into...


Talcott Parsons: An Introduction

by Sandro Segre

Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) is one of the most influential and best-known sociologists of the past century. This introduction dwells on Parsons' conceptual apparatus and offers a compendium of both his works...


Narayana Guru

by Nancy Yeilding

Here is a biography of Narayana Guru, which introduces him, faithful to his true form, as an embodiment of Wisdom. Indeed, it has been written by someone who has dedicated her life to the learning and teaching...


Encounters With Harriet Martineau

by Stuart Hobday

A champion of women's rights, racial equality, scientific progress, economic fairness and cooperatives, Harriet Martineau’s popular and influential writing on political and economic issues led to fame across...


Sea Change

by Dorothy May Emerson & "Twinkle" Marie Manning

Sea Change is an intimate exploration of a young life lived on the edge of radical hope, change, and possibility in the 1960s in California. It rekindles the spirit of the Summer of Love when anything was possible,...


Connecting the Dots

by Richard K. Caputo

Richard K. Caputo, an under-the-radar social work scholar, shares lessons about finding his voice as a scholar, overcoming obstacles, and navigating the rigors and expectations of academia in this memoir.

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Paid in Chocolate

by Johnna Anne Gurr Ms Lpc

We all have a story. Sometimes the course is smooth, other times theres bumps and detours. This is when sharing your story could help. The relationship connecting you to a counselor is a special privilege. In...


Becoming American

by Edgar H. Schein

Edgar H. Schein, a major contributor to the field of organizational psychology, often gets asked how he became interested in culture, careers, and consultingso he wrote this first part of his autobiography to...


From Mourning to Knight

by Damon Silas

Author and psychologist Dr. Damon A. Silas describes his own, incredible journey of powerfully overcoming loss and grief within his life. Elegantly, and with skillful humor, he guides the reader through the...


The Odyssey of a Woman Field Scientist

by Jean H. Langenheim

Here, Jean Langenheim presents her odyssey as a woman field scientist, who crossed boundaries of botany, geology, and chemistry in doing ecological studies. The book includes almost two hundred photographs and...


John Stuart Mill

by Alexander Bain

This book deals with the life and character of John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist and civil servant one of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism. “I propose to...


Walking with Moonshine

by Lucy Daniels

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This series of linked stories traces the journey of a sensitive child, then hospital-traumatized adolescent and young adult, who emerged, after psychoanalysis, as a brave young...