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Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C G Jung
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The Measure of My Days
The Measure of My Days
by Flori Scott Maxwell
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Playwright and Jungian analyst Florida Scott-Maxwell explores the unique predicament of one's later years: when one feels both cut off from the past and out of step with the present; when the body rebels at activity but the mind becomes more passionate... (read more)

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The Reluctant Pilgrim: A Skeptic's Journey Into Native Mysteries
The Reluctant Pilgrim: A Skeptic's Journey Into Native Mysteries
by Roger L. Welsch
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Forty years ago, while paging through a book sent as an unexpected gift from a friend, Roger Welsch came across a curious reference to stones that were round, “like the sun and moon.” According to Tatonka-ohitka, Brave Buffalo (Sioux), these... (read more)

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Recapitulations
Recapitulations
by Vincent Crapanzano
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Vincent Crapanzano is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has published articles in major periodicals and academic journals such as American Anthropologist, Les Temps Modernes, The New Yorker,... (read more)

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Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
by Sylvia Nasar
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Aandlt;Iandgt; New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestseller, this sweeping narrative from the author of andlt;Iandgt;A Beautiful Mind andlt;/Iandgt;takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single... (read more)

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Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
by Dawn Prince-Hughes
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"This is a book about autism. Specifically, it is about my autism, which is both like and unlike other people's autism. But just as much, it is a story about how I emerged from the darkness of it into the beauty of it." In this elegant and thought... (read more)

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Hayek: A Collaborative Biography: Part II, Austria, America and the Rise of Hitler, 1899-1933 (Archival Insights Into the Evolution of Economics)
Hayek: A Collaborative Biography: Part II, Austria, America and the Rise of Hitler, 1899-1933 (Archival Insights Into the Evolution of Economics)
by Robert (edt) Leeson
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In this second volume of Hayek: A Collaborative Biography archival material is juxtaposed with Hayek's published work to bring a new perspective to the life and times of one of the 20th century's most influential economists. This study examines Hayek's... (read more)

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Claude Levi-strauss (12 Edition)
Claude Levi-strauss (12 Edition)
by Patrick Wilcken
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When Claude Lévi-Strauss passed away in 2009 at age 100, France celebrated the life and contributions of not only a preeminent anthropologist, but one of the defining intellectuals of the 20th century. Just as Freud had shaken up the antiquarian... (read more)

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To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm- Reichmann
To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm- Reichmann
by Gail A. Hornstein
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A fascinating and dramatic account of a controversial figure in twentieth-century psychiatry. In this “dazzling and provocative”* biography, Gail Hornstein brings back to life the maverick psychiatrist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. To Redeem One... (read more)

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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
by Carl Hart
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A provocative and eye-opening memoir, High Price will change the way we think about addiction, poverty, and race, as well as our policies on drugs. As Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences, groundbreaking... (read more)

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Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network
Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network
by Jonathan D. Moreno
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and#147;Impromptu Man captures the remarkable impact of a singular genius, J.L. Moreno, whose creationsand#151;the best-known being psychodramaand#151;have shaped our culture in myriad ways, many unrecognized. The record will be set straight for all time... (read more)

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Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
by Donna Williams
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My Soul Said To Me : an Unlikely Journey Behind the Walls of Justice (03 Edition)
My Soul Said To Me : an Unlikely Journey Behind the Walls of Justice (03 Edition)
by Robert E. Roberts
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In the mid 1980s, Bob Roberts was a successful dentist, stunt flyer and racecar driver. While undergoing marital counseling he was fascinated by the psychological process and pursued his own doctorate in psychology. Intrigued by the community-building... (read more)

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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
by Benoit B. Mandelbrot
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A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world. Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved... (read more)

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Marx for Beginners
Marx for Beginners
by Rius
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The Guaymas Chronicles: La Mandadera
The Guaymas Chronicles: La Mandadera
by David E Stuart
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This memoir of a young gringo anthropologist's assimilation into the exotic street life of a bustling port on Mexico's Sea of Cortez is also an account of the area's working-class life in the late 1960s.... (read more)

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist
Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist
by Elliot Aronson
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How does a boy from a financially and intellectually impoverished background grow up to become a Harvard researcher, win international acclaim for his groundbreaking work, and catch fire as a pioneering psychologist? As the only person in the history of... (read more)

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Eslanda: the Large and Unconventional Life of MRS. Paul Robeson (13 Edition)
Eslanda: the Large and Unconventional Life of MRS. Paul Robeson (13 Edition)
by Barbara Ransby
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Barbara Ransby is professor in the departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and History, and director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program, University of Illinois, Chicago.... (read more)

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White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine
White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine
by Janet Sternburg
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White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine is the story of a Bostonian close-knit Jewish working-class family of five sisters and one brother and the impact they and their next generation endured due to the popularization of lobotomy during the 20th... (read more)

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Adam Smith
Adam Smith
by Francis W. Hirst
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A biography of Adam Smith (1723-1790), author of The Wealth of Nations, including sections on "The Beginning Of A Career, " "Theology & Religious Establishments, " and "Glasgow & Its University" (and an index). Francis W. Hirst (1873-1953) was a... (read more)

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