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Witness to an Extreme Century

A Memoir

by Robert Jay Lifton

Hardcover, 428 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $30 |


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A Memoir
Robert Jay Lifton

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Recounts 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.

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In 1962, Lifton and his wife, BJ, arrived in Hiroshima where Lifton studied the human consequences of nuclear weapons through conversations with survivors of the atomic bomb. Courtesy of Free Press hide caption

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A Century Of Atrocities, Through A Psychiatrist's Eyes

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