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The Passionate Economist

by Sally Sheard

Brian Abel-Smith was one of the most influential expert advisers of the 20th century in shaping social welfare. He was a modern-day Thomas Paine, driven by a strong socialist mission to improve the lives of...

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

by Jonathan D. Moreno

“Impromptu Man captures the remarkable impact of a singular genius, J.L. Moreno, whose creations—the best-known being psychodrama—have shaped our culture in myriad ways, many unrecognized. The record will...

Strange Journey

by Paul Roberts Bentley

  • This book is a historical discovery of both the career of an important public intellectual of the early postwar era, John R. Friedeberg Seeley; and of a major mental health program in schools during that era;...

The Autobiography of Wilhelm Stekel - The Life Story of a Pioneer Psychoanalyst

by Wilhelm Stekel

Wilhelm Stekel was a pioneering psychoanalyst whose prodigious intuition and medical skill, permitted him to compile, study, and interpret the case histories of thousands of patients. He was in a hurry: Cataclysmic...

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 Last Years of Karl Marx

by Marcello Musto & Patrick Camiller

An innovative reassessment of the last writings and final years of Karl Marx.

In the last years of his life, Karl Marx expanded his research in new directions?studying recent anthropological discoveries, analyzing...

Stardust to Stardust: Reflections on Living and Dying

by Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright, one of the most important sociologists of his time, takes us along on his intimate and brave journey toward death, and asks the big questions about human mortality.

Human life is a wild, extraordinary...

The Continual Inner Search

by Margaret Winn

This book reconstructs the story of Roy Coupland Winn 1890-1963, Australia's first fulltime practising psychoanalyst, of whom it was said that he was 'dedicated to the continual inner search to understand himself...

Magnus Hirschfeld

by Ralf Dose

Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was one of the first great pioneers of the gay liberation movement. Revered by such gay icons as Christopher Isherwood and Harry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society, Hirschfeld’s...

Psychiatrist in the Chair

by Brendan Kelly & Muiris Houston

Born in Dublin in 1942, Anthony Clare was the best-known psychiatrist of his generation. His BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrist’s Chair, which ran from 1982 to 2001, brought him international fame and changed...

Radical Curiosity: One Man's Search for Cosmic Magic and a Purposeful Life

by Ken Dychtwald

"Ken Dychtwald maps out where success intersects with meaning to find your own unique crossing." —Deepak Chopra, MD

From his working class roots in New Jersey to the “tune in, turn on, drop out” cliffs...

Richard Titmuss

by John Stewart

This is the first full-length biography of Richard Titmuss, a pioneer of social policy research and an influential figure in Britain?s post-war welfare debates. Drawing on his own papers, publications, and interviews...

The Magic Presence

by Godfré Ray King

First published in 1935, "The Magic Presence" is the second book in the I AM series written by Guy Warren Ballard under the name Godfré Ray King.

This volume contains the author's second group of experiences...

Talcott Parsons

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 his research....

The Unpersuadables

by Will Storr

Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six-thousand-year-old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them? It was the start of...

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...

Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist

by N. Chabani Manganyi

This intriguing memoir details in a quiet and restrained manner with what it meant to be a committed black intellectual activist during the apartheid years and beyond. Few autobiographies exploring the ?life...

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...