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Title:
Witness to an extreme century : a memoir
Author:
Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
xv, 428 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
A personal account by the Harvard Medical School lecturer and political activist traces his explorations into the psychological sources and consequences of some of the past half-century's most disturbing events as experienced by its victims and perpetrators.
Language:
English
Contents:
section 1. The decision -- Method and research -- Finding a mentor -- Finding a voice--with help from friends -- Further struggles with totalism -- section 2. "Hiroshima had disappeared" -- Getting to Hiroshima -- The visceral immersion -- Entrapment by the bomb -- Dr. Hiroshima -- section 3. Vietnam and the sixties -- Responding to slaughter -- Existential evil -- "The sixties" -- Home from the war -- section 4. Nazi doctors--did it really happen? -- Strong enough stomach? -- Sitting down with Nazi doctors -- Historical encounters -- The infernal chorus -- section 5. Next steps -- Coming home -- Full circle.
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ISBN:
9781416590767

9781416590781
Format :
Book